Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584 AD), nicknamed the Confucius of Korea.
Movements: The thirty eight movements of this pattern refer to his birth on 38 degree latitude.
- The colour blue represents the heavens towards which the tree grows
- Hooking blocks are used to grab an opponents attacking arm
- New stance: X-Stance (used when executing a back fist in Yul Gok)
- All the front kicks in Yul Gok are low section
- All patterns up to and including Yul-Gok
- Three Step Sparring 1-8
- Padwork (1-4)
- 2 Step Sparring (1-4)
PATTERN: YUL GOK
3 STEP SPARRING 7 & 8
TWO STEP SPARRING 3 & 4
PADWORK SYLLABUS 3 & 4
Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of the great philosopher Yi I (1536-1584 B.C.E.), nicknamed "the Confucius of Korea." Yi I was born on December 26, 1536. He was an infant prodigy who knew Chinese script at the age of three and composed poems in Chinese before the age of seven. By the age of seven, he had finished his lessons in the Confucian Classics. He passed the civil service examination in the literary department at the age of 13.