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To students of Taekwondo,

 

The following is based on the written description of pattern

U-Nam from General Choi's book on Taekwon-Do published in

1959, and two videos of U-Nam on YouTube.  The written

version can be found on the websites of the Tanny Academy

of Martial Arts ( www.tannymartialarts.com ), and Blue

Cottage Taekwondo ( www.bluecottagetkd.com ).  The written

version in the General's book is not as detailed as for

the patterns in the Encyclopedia of Taekwondo, and the

directions are different.  Also, in many cases the sections

( low, middle, high ) of hand and foot techniques are not

specified.  The intent here is to describe the pattern

movements in a manner similar to that in the Encyclopedia

of Taekwondo, in hopes of aiding students who wish to learn

U-Nam tul.  Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

Robert Ito, Boulder Taekwon, 07/13/15 (with revision to move 21 on 08/18/16)

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U-Nam tul; 2nd Dan pattern

 

Pattern diagram :

 

  C

A--+--B

  |

  |

  D

 

Ready position : Parallel stance with an X-backhand toward D

 

Movements : 42

 

Pattern history :  This pattern is named after the first

president of South Korea, Dr. Syngman Rhee, whose pen name

was U-Nam.  However, Dr. Rhee was forced to resign after

nationwide student protests in 1960, and he fled to Hawaii

to live there in exile.  Research so far indicates that

U-Nam only appeared in the edition of General Choi's book

"Taekwon-Do" published in 1959, and did not appear in later

Taekwon-Do publications.

 

 

1.  Move the right foot to A to form a sitting stance toward D,

   while executing a side front block with the right inner

   forearm and extending the left forearm to the side-downward.

 

2.  Execute a side front block with the left inner forearm,

   and extend the right forearm to the side-downward, while

   maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

 

3.  Bring the right foot to the left foot, forming a close stance

   toward D, while executing an angle punch with the left fist.

       *** Perform in a slow motion ***

 

4.  Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance

   toward D, while executing a high vertical punch to D with a

   twin fist.

 

5.  Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance

   toward D, while executing a side front strike with the right

   back fist to D and pulling the left fist under the right elbow.

 

6.  Execute a side rear strike to C with the right back fist,

   while extending the left hand to D, and maintaining a right

   walking stance toward D.

 

7.  Move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance

   toward D, while executing a side front strike with the left

   back fist to D and pulling the right fist under the left elbow.

 

8.  Execute a side rear strike to C with the left back fist,

   while extending the right hand to D, and maintaining a left

   walking stance toward D, 

 

9.  Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward

   D, while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

 

10. Move the right foot to C, turning counter-clockwise, and then

   slide to C to form a left walking stance toward D, while

   executing a high side block to D with the left double forearm.

 

11. Execute a side kick to D with the right foot, while keeping

   the position of the hands as they were in 10.

 

12. Lower the right foot to D to form a right walking stance to D,

   while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

 

13. Lower the left knee and both hands to B.

 

14. Execute a high turning kick to D with the right foot,

   supporting the body with both hands and the left knee.

 

15. Lower the right foot to D, and then execute a high punch to D

   with the right fist while bridging the left hand on the floor.

 

16. Step with the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance to D,

   while executing a scooping block to D with the left palm.

 

17. Step with the left foot to C to form a left L-stance to D,

   while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

 

18. Step with the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance

   to D, while executing a pressing block with an X-fist.

 

19. Execute a low front snap kick to D with the right knee while

   pulling both hands in the opposite direction as if grabbing

   the opponent's leg.

      ( see Choong-Jang, move 19 )

 

20. Step with the right foot to C to form a right L-stance to D,

   while executing a middle side strike to D with the left

   knife-hand.

 

21. Double step, moving the right foot to D, and then the left

   foot to D, to form a left walking stance to D, while striking

   the left palm with the right front elbow.

 

22. Bring the left foot to the right knee, forming a right

   one-leg stance to D, while pulling both fists to the

   right hip.

      ( left side fist on top of the right under fist )

 

23. Execute a side kick with the left foot and a horizontal

   strike with the left back fist to B.

 

24. Lower the left foot to BD, forming a right L-stance to BD,

   while executing a pressing block to BD with an X-knife-hand.

      ( hands are flat, palms down, right hand on top )

 

25. Step with the right foot to C to form a left walking stance

   to D, while executing a high punch to D with the right open

   fist.

 

26. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the left palm while

   maintaining a left walking stance to D.

 

27. Execute a front snap kick to D with the right foot, keeping

   the position of the hands as they were in 26.

 

28. Lower the right foot to D, and then turn counter-clockwise,

   forming a right walking stance to C, while pulling both fists

   to the left hip.  

      *** Perform in a slow motion ***

      ( right side fist on left under fist? )

 

29. Move the left foot to A to form a sitting stance to C, while

   executing a W-shape block with the forearm.

      ( left inner forearm? to D? )

 

30. Step with the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance

   to C, while executing a rising block with the left forearm.

 

31. Shift to D, forming a right L-stance to C, while executing

   a pressing block to C with an X-fist.

      ( which foot on which line? )

 

32. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance

   to C, while executing a rising block with the right forearm.

 

33. Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance

   to C, while executing a rising block with the left forearm.

 

34. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance

   to C, while executing a rising block with the right forearm.

 

35. Execute a front snap kick to C with the left foot, keeping

   the position of the hands as they were in 34.

 

36. Lower the left foot to C to form a left walking stance to C,

   while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.

 

37. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist, and then a

   middle punch to C with the right fist, while maintaining

   a left walking stance to C.

 

38. Move the right foot to C, turning clockwise to form a left

   low stance to D, while executing a twin back elbow thrust

   to C.

      ( perform in a slow motion? )

 

39. Move the left foot to B to form a right L-stance to B, while

   executing a low block to B with the left outer forearm, and

   then a middle punch to B with the right fist.

 

40. Move the right foot to B to form a left L-stance to B, while

   executing a low block to B with the right knife-hand, and

   then a middle block to B with the left inner forearm.

 

41. Step with the right foot to A, turning clockwise and forming

   a left L-stance to A, at the same time executing a middle

   guarding block to A with the knife-hand.

 

42. Step with the left foot to A, forming a left walking stance

   to A, while executing a middle thrust to A with the left

   straight fingertip.

 

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