GE BAEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GE-BAEK

Number of Movements: 44

Starting Position: Parallel ready stance

  1. Move the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a checking block D with an X-knife-hand

  2. Execute a low twisting kick to D with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1

  3. Lower the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist

  4. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D. Perform 3 and 4 in a fast motion

  5. Move the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a rising block with the left forearm

  6. Execute a low block to D with the left forearm while maintaining a left walking stance toward D. Perform 5 and 6 in a continuous motion

  7. Execute a high block to AD with a double arc hand while looking through it maintaining a left walking stance toward D

  8. Turn the face toward D while forming a right bending ready stance A toward D

  9. Lower the left foot to AD to form a sitting stance toward AC while executing a scooping block to AC with the left palm

  10. Execute a middle punch to AC with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward AC. Perform 9 and 10 in a connecting motion

  11. Execute a front strike to AC with the left back fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward AC

  12. Move the right foot on line AB and then move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand

  13. Execute a low front snap kick to C with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 12

  14. Lower the left foot to C forming a left low stance toward C while executing a high thrust to C with the left flat finger tip

  15. Execute a high thrust to C with the right flat finger tip while maintaining a left low stance toward C

  16. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot while pulling both hands in the opposite direction

  17. Lower the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm

  18. Move the right foot to D turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm

  19. Move the left foot to D turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand

  20. Move the left foot on line CD to form a sitting stance toward A while executing a right 9-shape block

  21. Move the right foot to D, turning counter-clockwise to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left knife-hand

  22. Execute a middle turning kick to BC with the right foot and then lower it to C

  23. Execute a flying side piercing kick to C with the right foot. Perform 22 and 23 in a fast motion

  24. Land to C to form a right walking stance toward C while executing a high vertical punch to C with a twin fist

  25. Execute a high block to AC with a double arc-hand while looking through it maintaining a right walking stance toward C

  26. Execute an upset punch to C with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward C

  27. Move the right foot on line CD, forming a left walking stance toward D while striking the left palm with the right front elbow

  28. Jump to D, forming a right x-stance toward BD while executing a high block to D with the right double forearm

  29. Move the left foot to BC to form a sitting stance toward BD, at the same time executing a scooping block to BD with the right palm

  30. Execute a middle punch to BD with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward BD. Perform 29 and 30 in a connecting motion

  31. Execute a front strike to BD with the right back fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward BD

  32. Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a high front strike to C with the right reverse knife-hand

  33. Move the left foot to A about half a shoulder width while executing a middle turning kick to C with the right foot

  34. Lower the right foot to C, and then turn counter-clockwise to form a left walking stance toward D, pivoting with the right foot while executing a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist

  35. Execute a middle strike to D with the right middle knuckle fist, bringing the left side first in front of the right shoulder while forming a right L-stance toward D pulling the left foot

  36. Move the right foot to D to form a sitting stance toward B, at the same time executing left 9-shape block

  37. Execute a low guarding block to C with a reverse knife-hand while maintaining a sitting stance toward B

  38. Execute a low guarding block to C with a knife-hand while maintaining a sitting stance toward B. Perform 37 and 38 in a continuous motion

  39. Move the left foot to D in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward A while executing a W-shape block with the outer forearm

  40. Move the left foot to C in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward B while executing a W-shape block with the outer forearm

  41. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with the right forearm

  42. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward C

  43. Move the right foot on line CD forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a rising block with the left forearm

  44. Move the right foot then the left foot (dwiyo torro)

  45. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward D

END: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture.

 


PATTERN MEANING

Ge‐Baek is named after Ge‐Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 A.D.). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline.

Little is known of the life of Ge‐Baek, including the year and location of his birth, apart from the fact that he was a great general in the Paekche dynasty in the early to mid‐7th century AD.

The Paekche dynasty flourished for six centuries from 18 BC until it was defeated by Silla in 660. Paekche was established by refugees from Koguryo in the southwest corner of the Korean peninsula, close to the site of present‐ day Seoul. It expanded southward and set up a trading relationship with China. A major Paekche expedition to Kyushu, Japan, led to the creation of the Yamato Kingdom and the beginnings of a new cultural legacy.

In 655, Paekche and Koguryo joined forces to attack Silla, although they were eventually driven back when Silla received aid from Tang Dynasty China. In 660, when a huge united army of Silla and the Chinese invaded Paekche, General Ge‐Baek organised 5,000 soldiers of the highest morale and courage to meet them in battle. He knew before he set out that his army was outnumbered and that his efforts would be futile, but nonetheless he did not hesitate to try to defend his country, reportedly stating “I would rather die than be a slave of the enemy.”

He then killed his wife and family to prevent them from falling into the hands of opposing forces, and to prevent the thought of them to influence his actions or cause him to falter in battle.

His forces won four small initial battles, but then he was forced to move his forces to block the advance of General Kim, Yoo‐Sin on the Paekche capital, Puyo. The two generals met on the plains of Hwangsan Field, in present day Hamyang, near Chiri Mountain. Ge‐Baek’s forces fought bravely but they were outnumbered ten to one and, in the end, he and his men were completely defeated.

The Paekche dynasty was destroyed after 678 years of rule, but the name of Ge‐Baek is still recognised for his bravery and his fierce loyalty to his country.