Pattern Won Hyo
Here's a slow motion demonstration of Won Hyo followed by a full speed demonstration.
And here's a snappier video of this pattern being performed by 3rd Dan black belt Natalie Simpson.
For those freshly promoted green belts, this is your next pattern. This is one of the more tricky patterns to learn, but when you can do it well, it is one of the more satisfying ones to perform. I think you're all going to like this one!
Won Hyo is named after the Silla dynasty monk who reputedly introduced Zen Buddism into Korea in 686AD. It has 28 movements.
How many movements in the pattern Won Hyo? (28)
What is the interpretation of the pattern Won Hyo? (Won Hyo is named after the Silla dynasty monk who reputedly introduced Zen Buddism into Korea in 686AD.)
What does a blue belt represent? (Blue represents the heaven towards which the plant grows and matures into a towering tree as the skills of Tae Kwon-do continue to develop.)
What is the Korean for circular block? (Dollimyo makgi)
What is bending ready stance? (Guburyo chunbi sogi)
What stance to you begin the pattern Won Hyo in? (Moa chunbi sogi A - Closed ready stance A)
What are the first three moves of pattern Won Hyo? (Sang palmok makgi, anaero sonkal taerigi, and yop cha jirugi - twin forearm block, inward knifehand strike and side lunge punch.) If you can't remember the Korean, at least know what they are called in English.