• YOO-SHIN HYUNG

    Yoo-Sin is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 C.E., the year Korea was united. The ready posture in this form signifies a sword being drawn from the right rather than the left, symbolising Yoo Sin’s mistake of following the kings orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation.

    Yoo-Sin

    68 movements

    Begin in parallel ready stance with right finger-belly
    on left vertical fist at right side of belt.

  • 1. Move the left foot to B as cross both palms inward in front of neck to sitting stance with both elbows thrusting to the sides horizontally with palms down;
    2. Left high punch over right shoulder and right back elbow thrust toward C as look over right shoulder while sliding to A in the sitting stance, immediately ...
    3. Right high punch over left shoulder and left back elbow thrust toward C as look over left shoulder while sliding to B, maintaining the sitting stance toward D;
    4. Right palm hooking block toward D, maintaining the left ready fist while raising the body slightly; continue ...
    5. Left middle punch to Das body lowers in the sitting stance;
    6. Left palm hooking block toward D pulling the right ready fist to the belt while raising the body slightly; continue ...
    7. Right middle punch to Das body lowers in sitting stance;
    8. Move left foot to left walking stance toward F with left high outer forearm block;
    9. Right inner forearm circular block toward E, flexing the right knee slightly;
    10. Pivot right on both feet to sitting stance toward E with left palm scooping block to E as body raises slightly; immediately ...

  • 11. Right middle punch to E as body lowers in sitting stance;
    12. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to right walking stance toward E with right high outer forearm block;
    13. Left inner forearm circular block toward F, flexing the left knee slightly;
    14. Pivot left on both feet to sitting stance toward F with right palm scooping block to Fas body raises slightly; immediately ...
    15. Left middle punch to Fas body lowers in sitting stance;
    16. Pivot left on both feet to left walking stance to B with right high palm hooking block toward F; continue ...
    17. Pivot right on both feet to sitting stance toward F with left middle punch to F; continue ...
    18. Pivot right on both feet to right walking stance to E with left high palm hooking block toward F; continue ...
    19. Pivot left on both feet to sitting stance toward F with right middle punch to F;
    20. Move the right foot back toward C to left walking stance to D with a downward X-pressing block with both fists (right wrist over left); immediately ...
    21. Raise hands to X knife-hand high block to D in left walking stance to D flexing the right knee slightly (maintaining right wrist over left);
    22. Lower the hands to in front of the neck and then right middle punch to D slipping the left knife-hand finger-belly onto the top of the right elbow;
    23. Right front snap kick to D, keeping the position of the hands as in 22;
    24. Lower the right foot to right walking stance to D with left middle punch to D;
    25. Downward X-pressing block with both fists (left wrist over right), maintaining right walking stance, immediately ...
    26. Raise hands to X-knife-hand high block to D in right walking stance to D flexing the left knee slightly (left wrist over right);
    27. Lower the hands to in front of the neck and left middle punch to D slipping the right knife-hand finger-belly onto the top of the left elbow;
    28. Left front snap kick to D, keeping the position of the hands as in 27;
    29. Lower the left foot to left walking stance to D with right middle punch to D:
    30. Move the right foot to right sparring stance to D with right knife-hand guarding block; immediately ...
    31. Move left foot to left sparring stance to D with left knife-hand guarding block;
    32. Move the left foot back toward C to right sparring stance to D with right knifehand guarding block; immediately ...
    33. Move the right foot back toward C to left sparring stance to D with left knifehand guarding block;
    34. Move the right foot to right walking stance to D with right double inner forearm block; immediately ...
    35. Left forearm low block, keeping the right inner forearm block as in 34;
    36. Move the left foot to left walking stance to D with left double inner forearm block; immediately ...
    37. Right forearm low block, keeping the left inner forearm block as in 36;
    38. Move right foot to right walking stance with right middle punch to D (Ki-hap!);
    39. Pivot left on right foot as left foot moves to left sparring stance toward C with left reverse ridge-hand block to C and right ready fist:
    40. Slowly bring the right foot to the left foot to close ready stance C (right knifehand fingertips over left knife-hand fingertips) facing C;
    41. Move the right foot toward B in a stamping motion to right walking stance with a twin fist upset punch;
    42. Bring the right foot back to the left foot and then move the left foot toward A in a stamping motion to left walking stance with twin fist upset punch;
    43. Bring the left foot back to the right foot and then move the right foot to right sparring stance to F with right inner forearm side block toward F;
    44. Left middle punch toward B;
    45. Bring the left foot to the right foot (pivot on right foot) to a close stance toward C in slow motion as bring the right fist in front of the left chest and the left ready fist to the left side of the belt;
    46. Move the left foot to left sparring stance to E with left inner forearm side block toward E;
    47. Right middle punch toward A;
    48. Bring the right foot to the left foot (pivot on left foot) to a close stance toward C in slow motion as bring the left fist in front of the right chest and the right ready fist to the right side of the belt;
    49. Move the left foot to left fixed stance to E with twin U-shaped punch toward E; immediately ...
    50. Bring the left foot to the right foot, pivot left on the left foot and move the right foot to right fixed stance to E with twin U-shaped punch toward E;
    51. Move the right foot on line C-D in a stamping motion to sitting stance facing E with high right front backhand strike toward E, bringing the back of the left wrist to under the right elbow; continue ...
    52. Right inward waving kick, returning to sitting stance with right outer forearm block toward C, keeping the left wrist under the right elbow; continue ...
    53. Left inward waving kick returning to sitting stance with right inner forearm inward block toward D, still keeping the left wrist under the right elbow;
    54. Right backhand side strike to C remaining in sitting stance;
    55. Pivot right and left crescent kick inward to strike the right palm; immediately ...
    56. Left side piercing kick to C;
    57. Lower the left foot toward C to sitting stance on line C-D facing B with left backhand side strike to C;
    58. Pivot left and right crescent kick inward to strike the left palm; immediately ...
    59. Right side piercing kick to C;
    60. Lower the right foot toward C to sitting stance on line C-D facing A with right 9- shaped block; continue ...
    61. Change the position of the hands to left 9-shaped block;
    62. Pivot right on the right foot as move the left foot toward C to a sitting stance on line C-D facing B with a right 9-shaped block; continue ...
    63. Change the position of the hands to left 9-shaped block;
    64. Pull the left foot toward the right foot to right natural stance with a right hammerfist downward strike toward D;
    65. Move the right foot backwards toward A to left walking stance to B with high twin vertical punch;
    66. Pivot left on the left foot as move the right foot around toward B turning counter-clockwise to left walking stance to A with high twin vertical punch;
    67. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to left sparring stance toward F with left knife-hand guarding block;
    68. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to right sparring stance toward E with right knife-hand guarding block, (Ki-hap!).
    End Bring the right foot back to ready stance.