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DiagramMoon-Moo (5th Dan) print-friendly version

See also: So San, Yong-Gae

Meaning of Moon-Moo:

Moon-Moo honours the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great King's Rock). According to his will, the body was placed in the sea "where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese." It is said that the Sok Gul Am (Stone cave) was built to guard his tomb. The Sok Gul Am is a fine example of the culture of the Silla Dynasty. The 61 movements in this pattern symbolize the last two figures of 661 A.D. when Moon Moo came to the throne

Number of Movements: 61

Starting Position: Parallel ready stance

  1. Turn the face to B while forming a right bending ready A toward B. Perform in a slow motion
  2. Execute a high side piercing kick to B with the left foot. Perform in a slow motion
  3. Execute a high side piercing kick to B with the left foot. Perform 2 and 3 in a double kick
  4. Lower the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with the right flat fingertip
  5. Execute a high reverse hooking kick to B with the right foot. Perform in a slow motion
  6. Lower the right foot to B in a jumping motion to form a right X-stance toward C while executing a middle side strike to B with the right knife-hand
  7. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a pressing block to A with the right palm
  8. Move the right foot to A to form a right walking stance toward A at the same time executing a pressing block with the left palm
  9. Execute a high side block to B with the left knife-hand and a low block with the right knife-hand while forming a right one-leg stance toward D, pulling the left reverse footsword to the right knee joint. Perform in slow motion
  10. Lower the left foot to the right foot and then turn the face to A while forming a left bending ready stance A toward A. Perform in slow motion
  11. Execute a high side piercing kick to A with the right foot. Perform in a slow motion
  12. Execute a high side piercing kick to A with the right foot. Perform 11 and 12 in a double kick
  13. Lower the right foot to a to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with the left flat fingertip
  14. Execute a high reverse hooking kick to A with the left foot. Perform in a slow motion
  15. Lower the left foot to A in a jumping motion to form a left X-stance toward C while executing a middle side strike to A with the left knife-hand
  16. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a pressing block to B with the left palm
  17. Move the left foot to B to form a left walking stance toward B at the same time executing a pressing block with the right palm
  18. Execute a high side block to A with the right knife-hand and a low block with the left knife-hand while forming a left one-leg stance toward D, pulling the right reverse footsword to the left knee joint. Perform in slow motion
  19. Turn the face to C while forming a left bending ready stance B toward D
  20. Execute a high back piercing kick to C with the right foot. Perform in slow motion
  21. Lower the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  22. Turn the face to C while forming a right bending ready stance B toward D
  23. Execute a high back piercing kick to C with the left foot. Perform in slow motion
  24. Lower the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist
  25. Slide to C forming a right rear foot stance toward D while executing a downward block with the left palm
  26. Execute a middle side front snap kick to D with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 25
  27. Lower the left foot to D and then move the right foot to C in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward A while executing a middle side strike to C with the right side fist
  28. Slide to C maintaining a sitting stance toward A while executing a scooping block with the left palm
  29. Execute a middle punch to A with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward A. Perform 28 and 29 in a connecting motion
  30. Execute a low side block to D with the left knife-hand while maintaining a sitting stance toward A
  31. Move the left foot just beyond the right foot in a quick motion while executing a middle side pushing kick to C with the right foot
  32. Lower the right foot to C and then execute a high reverse turning kick to C with the left foot
  33. Lower the left foot to C to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a high side block to C with the left knife-hand
  34. Slide to D forming a left rear foot stance toward C while executing a downward block with the right palm
  35. Execute a middle side front snap kick to C with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 34
  36. Lower the right foot to C and then move the left foot to D in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward A while executing a middle side strike to D with the left side fist
  37. Slide to D maintaining a sitting stance toward A while executing a scooping block with the right palm
  38. Execute a middle punch to A with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward A. Perform 37 and 38 in a connecting motion
  39. Execute a low side block to C with the right knife-hand while maintaining a sitting stance toward A
  40. Move the right foot just beyond the left foot in a quick motion while executing a middle side pushing kick to D with the left foot
  41. Lower the left foot to D and then execute a high reverse turning kick to D with the right foot
  42. Lower the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a high side block to D with the right knife-hand
  43. Move the left foot to D and then execute a high twisting kick to AD with the right foot
  44. Lower the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the right back fist and extending the left fist to D
  45. Execute a front strike to D with the right back fist while shifting to C maintaining a left walking stance toward D
  46. Move the right foot to D and then execute a high twisting kick to BD with the left foot
  47. Lower the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the left back fist and extending the right fist to D
  48. Execute a front strike to D with the left back fist while shifting to C maintaining a right walking stance toward D
  49. Execute a sweeping kick to D with the left side sole keeping the position of the hands as they were in 48 and then lower it to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm
  50. Execute a side checking kick to D and then again a middle side thrusting kick to D with the left foot forming a forearm guarding block. Perform in a consecutive kick
  51. Lower the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle outward strike to D with the left knife-hand
  52. Execute a sweeping kick to D with the right side sole and then lower it to D to form a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm
  53. Execute a side checking kick to D and then again a middle side thrusting kick to D with the right foot forming a forearm guarding block. Perform in a consecutive kick
  54. Lower the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand
  55. Move the right foot to C and then turn counter clockwise pivoting with the right foot to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist
  56. Jump to C to form a right X-stance toward AC while executing a low punch to C with the left fist and bringing the right fist on the left shoulder
  57. Jump to D forming a left X-stance toward AD while executing a low punch to D with the right fist and bringing the left fist on the right shoulder
  58. Jump to execute a mid-air kick to D with the right foot while spinning clockwise
  59. Land to D to form a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  60. Move the right foot to the side rear of the left foot and then the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a rising block with the left arc-hand
  61. Execute a high punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D

END: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture