Pyung Ahn Oh Dan - UMAA - United Martial Arts Academy

PYUNG AHN OH DAN
평안오단
(Peaceful & Confident Five)


This is the eighth form in the Tang Soo Do system, and it is the last of the “Pyung” forms.  The form emphasizes advanced combinations and multiple attacks from various directions. Proper use of the hips is important in the execution of this form.  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 30 movements.


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1.   Step out to the left with the left foot into a back stance.   Execute a left side inside-outside block, followed by a short reverse punch with the right hand. 


2.   Step forward with the right foot bringing the feet together, and turning the body clockwise 90o.  At the same time, bring the hands to the right side of the body.  The right hand should be in a chambered position, and the left arm should be brought across the body, parallel to the ground.


3.   Cross the arms, and step out to the right with the right foot into a back stance.  Execute a right side inside-outside block, followed by a short reverse punch with the left hand.


4.   Step forward with the left foot, bringing the feet together, and turning the body counterclockwise 90o.  The hands should be brought to the left side of the body, as in movement number two above.


5.   Step forward into a front stance with the right foot, while executing a right two-hand inside-outside block.


6.   Step forward with the left foot into an extended front stance, while bringing both hands to the right hip.  Execute a two-hand low x-block.  The right wrist should be on top of the left wrist.  Next, bring both hands back to the right hip in a preparatory position.  Execute a high two-hand x-block with the right wrist still on top.


7.   Twist both hands in a clockwise motion, until the left open hand is on top of the right fist.   While stepping forward with the right foot, execute a high horizontal spear hand strike with the left hand, and bring the right hand   into a chambered position.  Step down with the right foot into a front stance and execute a center punch with the right hand.  Kihap.


8.   Twist the body 180o counterclockwise, while executing an outside-inside block with the right hand.  Execute an outside-inside crescent kick with the right leg, and then step down with the right leg into a horse stance.  As the right foot lands, execute a side low block with the right hand  Then, cross the arms, bringing the right hand to the left shoulder, and the left open hand across to the right hip.  Execute a backhand strike with the left hand at shoulder level to the side of the body.


9.   Twist the body counterclockwise 90o, and execute an outside-inside crescent kick with the right foot, striking the left open hand with the right foot.  Step down with the right foot into a horse stance, and twist the body counterclockwise 90o.  As the right foot lands, execute a forearm strike with the right arm, striking the left open hand in front of the body. 


10. Pick up the left foot, and step behind the right leg into a tripod stance, bringing both hands to the left hip.  Execute a right side two-hand inside-outside block.  The left hand should be placed inside the right elbow.  Eyesight should be directed to the right.


11. Step out with the left foot into a back stance.  At the same time, execute an upward uppercut punch with the right hand.  The left arm should be brought down slightly, parallel to the ground.   Eyesight should be directed to the left.


12. Leaving the hands in place, pick up the left foot, and then step forward with the left foot, pushing off the ground, and jump up and forward, bringing both knees in towards the chest.   Twist the body 180o counterclockwise in the air and land in a crouching tripod stance with the right foot in front of the left foot.  Execute a two-hand low x-block, with the right wrist on top of the left wrist.  The back should remain straight during this movement, and the knees bent.  Kihap.


13. Turn the body 90o clockwise, and step forward with the right foot into a front stance, bringing both hands to the left hip.  Execute a right two-hand inside-outside block.


14. Pick up the left foot and turn 180o counterclockwise into a stork stance, executing a low block with the left hand.  Step forward with the left foot into a front stance, and execute an inverted horizontal low spear hand strike with the right hand, while bringing the left fist to the right shoulder.  Next, slide the left foot back into a back stance, and simultaneously execute a left side low block with the left hand, and a high backfist strike with the right hand.  The upper portion of the right arm should be parallel to the ground, and the right fist should be behind the head.


15. Leave the hands in place and slide the left foot back, bringing the feet together.


16. Twist the body 180o counterclockwise, leaving the feet in place, into a tripod stance with the left foot in front of the right foot.  At the same time, cross the arms in front of the body with the right arm in front.  Execute simultaneous high inside-outside side blocks.  The upper part of both arms should be held parallel to the ground.  Eyesight should be to the right.


17. Turn 90o clockwise and pick up the right foot into a stork stance, executing a right side low block with the right hand, and bringing the left hand back into a chambered position.  Step forward with the right foot into a front stance, and execute a low inverted horizontal spear hand strike with the left hand, while bringing the right hand to the left shoulder.  Next, slide the right foot back into a back stance, and simultaneously execute a right side low block with the right hand and a high backfist strike with the left hand.  This movement is similar to movement number fourteen.