KWANG GAE

KWANG-GAE 

Movements – 39

Starting Position: Parallel stance with a heaven hand

  1. Bring the left foot to the right foot, forming a close ready stance B toward D, bringing both hands in a circular motion

  2. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with the right fist. Perform in slow motion

  3. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with the left fist. Perform in slow motion

  4. Move the left foot to the side front of the right foot, and then move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D, at the same time executing a high hooking block to D with the right palm. Perform in a double stepping motion

  5. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a low guarding block to D with a knife-hand

  6. Move the right foot to the side of the left foot and then move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high hooking block to D with the left palm. Perform in a double stepping motion

  7. Move the left foot to C in a sliding motion forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a low guarding block to D with a knife-hand

  8. Move the left foot to D, forming a right rear foot stance toward D while executing a high guarding block to D with a knife-hand

  9. Move the right foot to D, forming a left rear foot stance toward D while executing a high guarding block to D with a knife-hand

  10. Move the left foot to the side front of the right foot and then turn counter-clockwise, pivoting with the left foot, to form a left walking stance toward C while executing an upward block to C with the right palm. Perform in a slow motion

  11. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing an upward block to C with the left palm. Perform in a slow motion

  12. Execute a low front block with the right knife-hand in a circular motion, hitting the left palm while bringing the left foot to the right foot to form a close stance toward C

  13. Execute a pressing kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 12

  14. Execute a middle side piercing kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 13. Perform 13 and 14 in a consecutive kick

  15. Lower the left foot to E, forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a high inward strike to E with the right knife-hand and bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder

  16. Execute a downward strike to E with the left side fist while forming a close stance toward C, pulling the left foot to the right foot

  17. Execute a pressing kick to F with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 16

  18. Execute a middle side piercing kick to F with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 17. Perform 17 and 18 in a consecutive kick

  19. Lower the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a high inward strike to F with the knife-hand and bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder

  20. Execute a downward strike to F with the right side fist while forming a close stance toward C, pulling the right foot to the left foot

  21. Move the left foot to C, forming a left low stance toward C while executing a pressing block with the right palm. Perform in slow motion

  22. Move the right foot to C, forming a right low stance toward C while executing a pressing block with the left palm. Perform in a slow motion

  23. Move the right foot to D in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward F while executing a high side strike to D with the right back fist

  24. Execute a middle block to D with the right double forearm while forming a right walking stance toward D, pivoting with the left foot

  25. Execute a low block to D with the left forearm while shifting to C, maintaining a right walking stance toward D, keeping the position of the right hand as it was in 24

  26. Execute a high thrust to D with the right flat fingertip while forming a right low stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D. Perform in slow motion

  27. Move the left foot on lone CD in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward F while executing a high side strike to C with the left back fist

  28. Execute a middle block to C with the left double forearm while forming a left walking stance toward C, pivoting with the left foot

  29. Execute a low reverse block to C with the right forearm while shifting to D, maintaining a left walking stance toward C, keeping the position of the left hand as it was in 28

  30. Execute a high thrust to C with the left flat fingertip while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C

  31. Move the right foot to C in a stamping motion, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high vertical punch to C with a twin fist

  32. Move the left foot to A in a stamping motion, forming a left walking stance toward A while executing an upset punch to A with a twin fist

  33. Execute a middle front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 32

  34. Lower the right foot, and then move the left foot to A to form a left L-stance toward B while executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand

  35. Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the left fist

  36. Move the right foot to B in stamping motion, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing an upset punch to B with a twin fist

  37. Execute a middle front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 36

  38. Lower the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to B to form a right L-stance toward A at the same time executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand

  39. Move the right foot to A, forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a high punch to A with the right fist

END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture

 


PATTERN MEANING

Kwang‐Gae Is named after the famous Kwang‐Gae‐Toh‐Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A.D., the year he came to the throne.

King Kwang‐Gae‐Toh‐Wang (meaning “broad expander of territory”) was born in 374 AD and ascended to the throne in 391, at the age of just seventeen, to become the 19th king of the Koguryo Dynasty. He ruled over Koguryo at the time in Korea’s history known as The Three Kingdoms, so called because during this time the Korean peninsula was constantly being fought over by the three Koguryo, Silla and Paekche dynasties. He is sometimes referred to as Great King Yeongnak, after the era name selected by him. He expanded Koguryo’s territories far into the Korean peninsula by advancing southward at the expense of the Paekche dynasty to occupy the north of the Han River, and occupied Manchurian territory to the east of Liaohe. On his death in 413, at just 39 years of age, Koguryo ruled everything between the Sungari and Han Rivers. This gave it control over two thirds of what is now modern Korea as well as a large part of Manchuria. In addition, the chieftains of Silla submitted to the northern kingdom’s authority in 399 to receive protection from Japanese raids. Only Paekche continued to     resist Koguryo domination during this period, thereby preventing what would have been the first recognized unification of the Korean peninsula.

During his reign, King Kwang‐Gae conquered 65 walled cities and some 1,400 villages, in addition to aiding Silla when it was attacked by the Japanese. In 392 he built nine Buddhist temples in Pyongyang. His accomplishments are recorded on a monument which was erected in 414 in southern Manchuria.