Pyung Ahn Eh Dan - UMAA - United Martial Arts Academy

PYUNG AHN EH DAN
평안이단

(Peaceful & Confident Two)


This is the fifth form in the Tang Soo Do system, and the second of the “Pyung” series.  This form emphasizes combination techniques, angles, and multiple attacks from different directions.   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 31 movements.
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1.   Step out to the left with the left foot into a back stance while bringing both hands to the right hip in a chambered position.  Execute a square block (left inside-outside hammerfist block/right high block).

2.   Bring the left hand to the right shoulder while executing an uppercut punch with the right hand, and twisting the body slightly to the left.  Next, step out to the left with the left foot into a horse stance, executing a left center side punch.

3.   Turn 180o clockwise by sliding the right foot back into a back stance, and bringing both hands to the left hip in a chambered position.  Execute a right side square block.

4.   Bring the right hand to the left shoulder while executing a left uppercut punch, twisting the body to the right.  Step out to the right into a horse stance, and execute a center level side punch with the right hand.

5.   Take a half step forward and to the left on a perpendicular line with the left foot.  Next, raise the right leg into a side kick chambered position while bringing both hands to the left hip in a chambered position (look to the right).

6.   Simultaneously execute a center side kick with the right leg, and a high side punch with the right hand.  Kihap.  Step down with the right leg into a left foot forward back stance.  Execute a left two-hand center knife hand block.

7.   Step forward into a back stance with the right foot.  Execute a right two-hand center knife hand block.

8.   Step forward with the left foot into a back stance.  Execute a left two-hand center knife hand block.

9.   Step forward with the right foot into a front stance, while performing a spear hand strike with the right hand.  The left open hand should be placed underneath the right elbow.  Kihap.

10. Turn counterclockwise 270o with the left foot into a back stance.  Execute a left two-hand center knife hand block.

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

12. Pick up the right foot, turning 135o back onto the line into a back stance.  Execute a right two-hand center knife hand block.

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

14. Slide the left foot to the left approximately 45o into a front stance, while crossing the arms.  The left arm is brought to the right shoulder and the right arm is brought across to the left hip.  Execute a reverse inside-outside block with the right hand, twisting the body slightly to the left.

15. Execute a center level front kick with the right leg, and step forward with the right leg into a front stance.  Then, execute a left hand center reverse punch.  Cross the arms, and then execute a reverse inside-outside block with the left hand.

16. Execute a center front kick with the left leg, and step forward with the left leg into a front stance.  Then, execute a reverse center punch with the right hand.

17. Step forward with the right leg into a front stance, while bringing both hands to the left hip in a preparatory position.  Execute a right side two-hand inside-outside block.

18. Pick up the left foot, turning counterclockwise 270o into a front stance, and perform a low block with the left hand.  Then cross the arms, bringing the left open hand to the right hip.  Execute a center knife hand block with the left hand.  The right hand is then brought back to the side in a chambered position.

19. Step forward with the right foot, 45o off the line into a front stance.  Execute a high block with the right hand.

20. Turn clockwise 135o back onto the line, moving the right foot into a front stance.   Execute a right hand low block.  Then, cross the arms and execute a center knife hand block with the right hand.

21. Step forward at 45o off the line with the left foot into a front stance.  Execute a high block with the left hand.  Kihap.