WOO-NAM TUL [Pattern]

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Woo Nam is the pseudonym for the First President of the Republic of Korea, Dr. Syng Man Rhee [1948-1960], who approved Tae Kwon Do as a Korean Martial Art.

General Choi created Woo- Nam Tul to honor President Rhee’s contribution to Tae Kwon Do. Unfortunately, President Rhee was forced to resign due to the nationwide protests against his government in 1960 and Woo- Nam Tul was not included as one of the Tae Kwon Do Tuls.

Due to the continued interest in Woo-Nam Tul, Grand Master C. K. Choi studied and rehearsed the original copy that General Choi wrote in Korean, which was published in his Tae Kwon Do book in Korean in 1959. Based on his experience in assisting General Choi with creating Gae-Baek Tul in 1961,Grand Master Choi found the original copy to be a draft.

In order to preserve the legacy of Woo-Nam Tul, Grand Master C K Choi has finished completing the Woo-Nam Tul with minimal changes so as to adhere to General Choi’s Tul creation standards[techniques withstanding], i.e. to stay on the diagram while performing movements, to finish the Tul on the same spot where it started, and to perform the Tul in a natural sequence with grace and beauty.

Please note : the correct name is WOO-NAM TUL, not U-NAM TUL.

WOO-NAM TUL:

Diagram – same as Choong-Jang Tul
42 movements
Close Ready Stance A

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  1. Move the right foot to A, forming a sitting stance while at the same time, execute a high block to A with the right outer forearm and a low block to D with the left outer forearm.
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  3. Change the positions of the hands to the opposite side.
  4. Bring the right foot to the left foot, forming a close stance toward D while bringing the left fist in front of the right chest horizontally and the right fist to the right waist. Perform in a slow motion.
  5. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance while executing a high vertical punch to D with the twin fists.
  6. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance while executing a front strike to D with the right back fist and bringing back the left back hand under the right elbow.
  7. Execute a high strike to C with the right back fist and low block to D with the left outer forearm. Return to #5 position.
  8. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance while executing a rising block to D with the left outer forearm.
  9. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance while executing a high punch to D with the right fist.
  10. Move the right foot to C, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward D, at the same time, execute a middle guarding block with the forearm.
  11. Execute a low front kick to D with the right foot.
  12. Lower the right foot to D, forming a right low walking stance, at the same time, execute a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  13. Lower the body to touch the ground with both hands using the left knee to support the body, at the same time, execute a high turning kick to D with the right foot.
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  15. Lower the right foot to the ground and then execute a high punch to D with the right fist while pressing the ground with the left hand.
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  17. Stand up and move the left foot to D, forming a left L-stance toward C, at the same time, thrust to D with the left side elbow.
  18. Move the left foot to C, turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, at the same time, execute a middle strike to D with the right knife-hand.
  19. Move the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance, at the same time, execute a scooping block to D with the left palm.
  20. Move the left foot to C, forming a left L-stance, at the same time, execute a middle block to D with the knife-hand.
  21. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance, at the same time, execute a pressing block with the x-fist.
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  23. Execute a front kick to D with the right knee while pulling both hands in the opposite direction as if grabbing the opponent.
  24. Move the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance while executing a left knife-hand strike to D.
  25. Move the right foot to D, forming a right L-stance toward C in a sliding motion while executing a right elbow strike to D.
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  27. Bring the left foot to the right knee joint toward D, forming a right one-leg stance, at the same time, bringing both fists to the right waist.
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  29. Execute a side kick to B.
  30. Lower the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance while executing a pressing block to D with the twin palms.
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  32. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance while executing a high front block to D with the outer forearm followed by a high side strike to D with the right back fist.
  33. Move the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance while executing a high thrust to D with a left hand flat fingertip thrust.
  34. Execute a front kick to D with the right foot while bringing the right hand palm on top of the left back hand.
  35. Lower the right foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward C, pivoting counter clockwise with the left foot while bringing both fists to the right waist.
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  37. Move the right foot to C in a stomping motion, turning counter- clockwise to form a sitting stance toward A while executing a W-shape block with the outer forearm.
  38. Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance while executing a rising block with the left forearm.
  39. Move the right foot to D in a sliding motion, forming a right L-stance toward C while executing an x-fist block.
  40. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance while executing a rising block with the right forearm.
  41. Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance while executing a rising block with the left forearm.
  42. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance while executing a rising block with the right forearm.
  43. Execute a side kick to C with the left foot and then lower the foot to C forming a left walking stance.
  44. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist.
  45. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist.
  46. Move the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a thrust to C with the right elbow.
  47. Move the left foot to B, turning counter-clockwise to form a fixed stance toward B while executing a U-shape grasp block.
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  49. Move the right foot to B, forming a right walking stance while executing a high block to B with the left inner forearm and low block with the right outer forearm at the same time.
  50. Move the right foot to A, turning clockwise to form a left L-stance while executing a middle guarding block with the knife-hand.
  51. Move the left foot to A, forming a left walking stance while executing a middle thrust with the left straight fingertip and blocking downwards with the right palm under the left elbow.
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    End: Bring the left foot back to a close ready stance A.