Hyung (Forms)

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Gi Cho Hyung

The Gi Cho Hyung (or basic forms) were created in 1947 by Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee. They are designed to show a beginning practitioner basic movements.

Hyung Meaning Movements Style
Gi Cho Hyung Il Bu Basic form one 22 Weh Ka Ryu
Gi Cho Hyung Ee Bu Basic form two 22 Weh Ka Ryu
Gi Cho Hyung Sam Bu Basic form three 22 Weh Ka Ryu

Chil Sung Hyung

The Chil Sung Hyung were created by Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee in 1952. The name means 'seven stars', referring to the stars of the big dipper constellation. The movements are based on those shown in the Moo Yei Dobo Tong Ji. These hyung are meant to "Guide the way" by teaching focus and showing the practitioner the path to becoming a better martial artist.

Hyung Meaning Movements Style
Chil Sung Il Ro Chil Sung form one 38 Joong Gan Ryu
Chil Sung E Ro Chil Sung form two 31 Joong Gan Ryu
Chil Sung Sam Ro Chil Sung form three 57 Joong Gan Ryu
Chil Sung Sa Ro Chil Sung form four ? Joong Gan Ryu
Chil Sung O Ro Chil Sung form five ? Joong Gan Ryu
Chil Sung Yuk Ro Chil Sung form six ? Joong Gan Ryu
Chil Sung Chil Ro Chil Sung form seven ? Joong Gan Ryu

Yuk Ryo Hyung

The Yuk Ryo Hyung were created by Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee in 1957. The name means "six-fold path", and these hyung are designed to develop the artist as a warrior. The movements are based on those shown in the Moo Yei Dobo Tong Ji.

Hyung Known as Meaning Movements Style
Yuk Ro Cho Dan Du Mun The great gate ? Joong Gan Ryu
Yuk Ro E Dan Joong Jol Cutting the middle ? Joong Gan Ryu
Yuk Ro Sam Dan Po Wol Embrace the moon ? Joong Gan Ryu
Yuk Ro Sa Dan Yang Pyun High whip ? Joong Gan Ryu
Yuk Ro O Dan Sal Chu Killing hammer ? Joong Gan Ryu
Yuk Ro Yuk Dan Choong Ro Seize and capture ? Joong Gan Ryu

Pyung Ahn Hyung

The Pyung Ahn Hyung were created by Master Itosu Yasutsune from Okinawa, in around 1870. The term "Pyung Ahn" translates as "peaceful confidence". These hyung characterise the turtle, and are designed to teach balance and confidence.

The old name for the Pyung Ahn forms is Jae Nam, meaning south border or southern frontier.

Hyung Meaning Movements Style
Pyung Ahn Cho Dan Pyung Ahn form one 25 Weh Ka Ryu
Pyung Ahn Ee Dan Pyung Ahn form two 30 Weh Ka Ryu
Pyung Ahn Sam Dan Pyung Ahn form three 29 Weh Ka Ryu
Pyung Ahn Sa Dan Pyung Ahn form four 31 Weh Ka Ryu
Pyung Ahn O Dan Pyung Ahn form five 30 Weh Ka Ryu

Nai Han Ji Hyung

No historical record names the creator of these forms. They originate from Kang Yu Ryu, so it is reasonable to assume that they were created by the founder of that art, Jang Song Kye. If that is the case, they originate during the Song Dynasty, from Ha Buk in Northern China. They characterise the horse, with movements both heavy and strong. The forms were originally called Neh Bo Jin (inside/inward step advance), a reference to the way one moves in horse stance - stepping to the inside and advancing sideways.

Hyung Meaning Movements Style
Nai Han Ji Cho Dan Nai Han Ji form one 33 Neh Ka Ryu
Nai Han Ji Ee Dan Nai Han Ji form two 30 Neh Ka Ryu
Nai Han Ji Sam Dan Nai Han Ji form three 40 Neh Ka Ryu

Animal Hyung

Hyung Meaning Characteristics Movements Style
Passai The cobra Light and fast 52 Weh Ka Ryu
Jin Do The crane Active, light 44 Weh Ka Ryu
Ro Hai The crane Poise and grace 33 Weh Ka Ryu
Sip Soo The bear Powerful and slow 27 Neh Ka Ryu
Kong Sang Koon The eagle Active 66 Weh Ka Ryu
Sei Shan The preying mantis Semicircular steps ? Neh Ka Ryu
Wang Shu The bird Speed control ? Weh Ka Ryu
Jin On The ram Hard and soft ? Neh Ka Ryu
O Sip Sa Bo The tiger ? ? Weh Ka Ryu

Other Hyung

Hyung Meaning Movements Style
Hwa Sun Pure flower ? Joong Gan Ryu
So Rim Jang Kwon ? ? Weh Ka Ryu
Hsing Kwan ? ? ?
Tai Chi form 1 ? ? ?
Tai Chi form 2 ? ? ?
Chi Gung ? ? ?
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