Taegeuk 4

Taekwondo Poomsae Pattern Taegeuk 4

Twin knife-hand to the left (back stance)

Knife hand thrust (forward stance)

Twin knife-hand to the right (back stance)

Knife hand thrust (forward stance)

Moving to the front, Open-handed head block with knife-hand strike to the neck (forward stance)

Front snap kick, punch (forward stance)

Side kick, side kick, twin knife hand to the front (back -stance)

3/4 turn around to the right, outer forearm block (back stance)

Kick, reverse inner forearm block (back stance)

Outer forearm block to the left (back stance)

Kick, reverse inner forearm block (back stance)

Moving to the back, Open-handed head block with knife-hand strike to the neck (forward stance)

Front snap kick, back fist (forward stance)

Inner forearm block to the right, reverse punch (walking stance)

Inner forearm block to the left, reverse punch (walking stance)

Inner forearm block to the back, double punch (forward stance)

Step forward, Inner forearm block to the back, double punch, ki-hap on punch (forward stance)

Did you know? Jebi Poom Mok Chigi

Taegeuk 4 introduces some movements that haven’t been seen in the first three Poomsae.  One of these is the Jebi Poom Mok Chigi.  What does that mean?  This is the ‘Open-handed head block with knife-hand strike to the neck’ movement.  Essentially it means ‘swallow turning neck strike’ or ‘high cover knife hand strike’. This move blocks your upper area and strikes to the side of the opponents neck.