Pyung Ahn Cho Dan - UMAA - United Martial Arts Academy

PYUNG AHN CHO DAN
평안초단

(Peaceful & Confident One)


This is the fourth form in the Tang Soo Do system, and the first of the “Pyung” series.  This form stresses basic combinations, open-hand techniques, and begins to introduce angles into the pattern.   The term "Pyung" means "peaceful, confident and well balanced", and is the Korean translation for the Okinawan term "Pinan" ("Heian" in Japanese).  These five forms were created by Itosu Yasutsune (Anko Itosu), an Okinawan Shuri-te Master, between 1800-1805. This form contains 24 movements including Jhoon Bee and Baro.
Jhoon Bee


1.   Step out to the left with the left foot into a front stance.  Execute a low block with the left hand.


2.   Step forward with the right foot into a front stance, and execute a center level punch with the right hand. 


3.   Turn clockwise 180o, moving the right foot, into a front stance, and execute a right low block.  Next, twist the right wrist counterclockwise and snap the arm back sharply, while shifting back into a back stance.  The right arm should be palm up in a blocking motion in front of the groin area.  Then, bring the right arm across the body and down in a circular motion, executing a hammerfist strike at shoulder level.

4.   Step forward with the left foot into a front stance.  Execute a center punch with the left hand.

5.   Pick up the left foot, turning 90o counterclockwise into a front stance. Execute a left hand low block.  Then, bring the left open hand back to the right hip, crossing the arms, and execute a center knife-hand block with the left hand.

6.   Step forward with the right foot into a front stance, and execute a high block with the right hand.

7.   Step forward with the left foot into a front stance.  Execute a left hand high block.

8.   Step forward with the right foot into a front stance.  Execute a right hand high block.  Kihap.

9.   Turn 270o counterclockwise, moving the left foot into a front stance.  Execute a left hand low block.

10. Step forward with the right foot into a front stance.  Perform a center level punch with the right hand. 

11. Move the right foot, turning 180o clockwise into a front stance.  Execute a low block with the right hand.

12. Step forward with the left foot into a front stance.  Execute a center punch with the left hand.

13. Pick up the left foot and turn 90o counterclockwise into a front stance.  Execute a left hand low block.

14. Step forward with the right foot into a front stance.  Execute a right center punch.

15. Step forward with the left foot into a front stance.  Execute a left hand center punch.

16. Step forward with the right foot into a front stance.  Execute a center punch with the right hand.  Kihap.

17. Pick up the left foot, turning 270o counterclockwise into a back stance.  Execute a left two-hand low knife hand block.

18. Step forward at a 45o angle off the line with the right foot into a back stance.  Execute a right two-handed low knife hand block.

19. Turn 135o clockwise back onto the line moving the right foot into a back stance.   Execute a right two-handed low knife hand block.

20. Step forward off the line with the left foot at a 45o angle into a back stance.  Execute a left two-handed low knife hand block.