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Jeong Mongju

Po-Eun is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong-Mong-Chu (1337 – 1392), a famous poet whose poem “I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times” is known by every Korean. At the age of 23 he became a civil servant and held positions of great respect in the government, faithfully serving King U until his death in 1392. Chong Mong Chu (also written Jeong Mong-Ju) was instrumental in representing Korea in peace talks with both China and Japan  in several diplomatic missions. He was finally murdered by 5 men on the Sonjukkyo bridge in Kaesong, now in North Korea, the bridge being a monument to Po_Eun. There is a brown stain on one of the bridge’s stones that is said to turn red like Po-Eun’s blood whenever it rains.

36 Movements

Ready: Feet shoulder width apart, arms raised with open hands forming a triangle with the thumbs and index fingers. Look through the triangle.

1. Move the left foot into right back stance executing forearm guarding block to your left.

2. Pull the right foot to the left knee into left single-leg stance thrusting the fists upwards whilst looking to the right.

3. Execute a right low section pressing kick keeping fists up.

4. Lower the right foot into horse riding stance while executing a mid section knife hand strike to your right.

5. Execute a left hook punch in front of the right shoulder. 

6. Execute a right inner forearm block simultaneously with a left lower section block.

7. Execute a left inner forearm block simultaneously with a right lower section block. 

8. Execute a twin inner forearm block to the front.

9. Thrust backwards with a right elbow strike, supporting the right fist with the left palm.

10. Execute a right mid section punch, slipping the left palm above the right elbow joint.

11. Thrust backwards with a left elbow strike, supporting the left fist with the right palm.

12. Execute a twin horizontal punch to your right.

13. Cross the left foot over the right into a right X-stance whilst executing a right low section outer forearm block in front of groin, bringing the left fingers onto the right wrist.

14. Move the right foot out into left back stance while executing a U-shape ‘block’.

15. Bring the left foot to the right forming a closed stance while thrusting sideways with both elbows. Done in slow motion.

16. Stamp the left foot outward into horse riding stance while executing a left low section block and a right rearward backfist strike.

17. Cross the right foot over the left into a left X-stance whilst executing a left low section hammer fist strike into the right palm in front of groin.

18. Move the left foot into horse riding stance executing a twin low section guarding block with the inner knife hand.

19. Move the right foot into left back stance executing forearm guarding block to your right.

20. Pull the left foot to the right knee into right single-leg stance thrusting the fists upwards whilst looking to the left.

21. Execute a left low section pressing kick keeping fists up.

22. Lower the left foot into horse riding stance while executing a mid section knife hand strike to your left.

23. Execute a right hook punch in front of the left shoulder. 

24. Execute a left inner forearm block simultaneously with a right lower section block.

25. Execute a right inner forearm block simultaneously with a left lower section block. 

26. Execute a twin inner forearm block to the front.

27. Thrust backwards with a left elbow strike, supporting the left fist with the right palm.

28. Execute a left mid section punch, slipping the right palm above the left elbow joint.

29. Thrust backwards with a right elbow strike, supporting the right fist with the left palm.

30. Execute a twin horizontal punch to your left.

31. Cross the right foot over the left into a left X-stance whilst executing a left low section outer forearm block in front of groin, bringing the right fingers onto the left wrist.

32. Move the left foot out into right back stance while executing a U-shape ‘block’.

33. Bring the right foot to the left forming a closed stance while thrusting sideways with both elbows. Done in slow motion.

34. Stamp the right foot outward into horse riding stance while executing a right low section block and a left rearward backfist strike.

35. Cross the left foot over the right into a right X-stance whilst executing a right low section hammer fist strike into the left palm in front of groin.

36. Move the right foot into horse riding stance executing a twin low section guarding block with the inner knife hand.

Finish: Bring left foot towards right into parallel stance with hands as in original position.

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