One Steps

One

  • Small step in with the left foot.
  • Rotating around into a sitting stance with simultaneous reverse knife hand chop with the right hand and single knife hand block with the left hand.
  • Bring right foot to meet the left. Raising up onto the balls of the feet chop to the neck. (Ki-Hap)
  • Return knife hand to preparation and lower back to ground.

Two

  • Inside swing kick with the right foot, returning to ready stance.
  • Stepping behind lead foot of attacker into a sitting stance with a right single knife hand chop to the back of the neck.
  • Move right foot back to left. Rotating around, striking to the gut with left elbow. (Ki-Hap)

Three

  • Inside swing kick with the left foot, returning to ready stance.
  • Round house to the temple with the right foot, setting down into a sitting stance.
  • Simultaneous single knife hand block to wrist with left hand and punch to the temple with the right hand.
  • Grabbing the wrist with the left hand, pulling in, while performing a twist punch with the right hand. (Ki-hap)

Four

  • Stepping with the right foot across the left, avoiding the attackers punch.
  • Rotate around and perform an outer palm strike to the arm.
  • High punch to the temple followed by a low punch.
  • Round house to the solar plexus.
  • Setting the foot down behind the opponent and perform a right single knife hand chop to the back of the neck. (Ki-hap)

Five

  • Step with the left foot across the right and rotate on the placed left foot into a sitting stance.
  • Do two knife hand blocks to the upper arm.
  • Step out with the right foot into a front stance and execute a back middle punch with the left hand.
  • Bring the right foot back to meet the left in a cat stance. At the same time perform a fist and elbow strike to the head with the right arm.
  • Lunge forward with an elbow strike. (Ki-hap)

Six

  • Step forward into a right front stance and execute a double inner palm block.
  • In the same stance, execute a spear finger attack with the right hand.
  • Step back slightly to perform a hook kick to the head. (Ki-hap)

Seven

  • Start in a left back stance.
  • Perform a front kick with the left leg to the arm, knocking it out of the way.
  • Execute a round house to the temple with the right leg.
  • Perform a vertical backfist to the bridge of the nose. (Ki-hap)

Eight

  • Left inside swing block to the forearm.
  • Right roundhouse to the temple.
  • Step outside lead leg and perform a right knife hand chop to the neck. (Ki-hap)

Nine

  • Small step in with the left foot followed by a right axe kick to the forearm.
  • Step outside lead leg and performa a right knife hand chop to the neck.
  • Slide left foot closer and come around with a left elbow to the temple. (Ki-hap)
  • Rotate into a right elbow to the temple. (Ki-hap)

Ten

  • Side step to the left and come into a low left front stance striking with the blade of the arm to the ribs.
  • Move right foot back to left. Rotating around, striking to the solar plexus with left elbow.
  • Sweep legs with right foot, rotating on left knee.
  • Stand up and do a low right punch to the bridge of the nose. (Ki-hap)

Here is a video of our 3-steps and 1-steps as demonstrated by two high belts from an affiliated club at the University of Illinois:

Traditional Training in Korean Martial Arts