Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century AD), an authority on neo=confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37th degree latitude, the (+) represents "scholars."
Exhaling at the moment of impact when striking, blocking, or receiving a blow. This ability to control one's breathing adds stamina and power to techniques.
For every force there is an equal and opposite force. Taekwon-Do students learn to use the reaction of one force to add power to another.
Hwa Rang do Honor Code
Allegiance to one's country
Respect for one's parents
Integrity in one's friendships
Courage in battle
Restraint from unnecessary cruelty or killing
Kicks and Foot Techniques
Five direction kick
Fly by side kick with palm heel strike (two targets)
Outside to inside vertical (crescent) kick
Outside to inside vertical (crescent) kick performed with a 360-degree movement (aerial)
360-degree downward kick
Low double forearm block
High "X" block
"W" shaped block
Low block and a back fist performed simultaneously in an "L" stance
Low knife hand guarding block
No new stances. It is expected that you will use this time to reinforce good form in your existing stances. Testing for the ranks that follow will be strenuous--having to remind yourself to make a correct stance will be an unnecessary distraction.
All previous patterns and kibons
Against a knife held at throat
Against a slashing attack
One steps against both hand and kick attacks
Free sparring (no contact)
Free sparring (two opponents)
Techniques and number of boards will be determined by the testing board
Plan on being asked to break with any of your required foot techniques