The concept of 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|Hwa Sun||Pure flower||?||Joong Gan Ryu|
|So Rim Jang Kwon||?||?||Weh Ka Ryu|
|Tai Chi form 1||?||?||?|
|Tai Chi form 2||?||?||?|
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