Pyung Ahn Sam Dan - UMAA - United Martial Arts Academy

PYUNG AHN SAM DAN
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(Peaceful & Confident Three)


This is the sixth form in the Tang Soo Do system.  It emphasizes more advanced combination techniques, as well as multiple attackers.   This form also stresses the use of the hips.   The term "P'yeong'an" means "peaceful & confident", 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 29 movements.


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1.   Step out to the left with the left foot into a back stance, and execute a left hand side inside-outside block.


2.   Step forward with the right foot, bringing the feet together.  The knees should be slightly bent.  At the same time, the right hand should be brought down across the body in a sweeping motion, ending in a low block position.  The left hand stays in the former position.  Twist the body to the left as you switch hands, simultaneously executing a low block with the left hand and an inside-outside block with the right hand.  Next, twist the body to the right while switching hands again, executing a low block with the right hand and an inside-outside block with the left hand.


3.   Turn 180o clockwise, moving the right foot into a back stance.  Execute a right hand side inside-outside block.


4.   Step forward with the left foot, bringing the feet together, as in movement number two above, and bring the left hand down in a sweeping motion into a low block position.  Twist to the right, executing a simultaneous right low block and left inside-outside block.  Then, twist to the left, executing a simultaneous left low block and right inside-outside block.  This move is similar to movement number two above, but performed on the opposite side.


5.   Turn 90o counterclockwise, moving the left foot into a front stance, while bringing both hands to the right hip in a preparatory position.  Execute a left side two-hand inside-outside block.


6.   Step forward with the right foot into a front stance.  Execute a right hand center spear hand strike.  The left open hand should be place underneath the right elbow.


7.   Step forward with the left foot, bringing it behind the right leg into a tripod stance, twisting the body to the left.  Bring the right open hand behind the back, while leaving the left hand in place.  Then, continue twisting to the left, and step out with the left foot into a horse stance, while executing a downward hammerfist strike with the left hand at shoulder level.  The right hand should be brought back to the right side in a chambered position. 


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


9.   Turn 180o counterclockwise, and slide the left foot back bringing the feet together.   Cross both open hands in front of the body, while bending down at the knees.  Then, stand up, straightening the knees, and bring both fists to the sides, placing them firmly on the hips.   This technique is performed slowly.


10. Execute an outside-inside crescent kick with the right leg, leaving the hands on the hips.  Upon completion of the kick, the right foot should be in a chambered position near the left knee.  Step forward into a horse stance, executing a stomp kick with the right leg.  At the same time, twist the body to the left, leaving the fists on the hips, performing a blocking motion with the right elbow.  Then, execute a downward hammerfist strike at shoulder level with the right hand.  The left fist is left on the left hip. The right hand should then be brought back to the right hip.


11. Step forward, executing an outside-inside crescent kick with the left leg.  Step down with the left foot into a horse stance, performing a stomp kick.  Twist the body to the right performing a block with the left elbow.  Then, execute a downward hammerfist strike with the left hand.  This move is the same as the previous technique, but on the opposite side.


12. Step forward, executing an outside-inside crescent kick with the right leg.  Step down with the right foot in a horse stance, performing a stomp kick.  Twist to the left while blocking with the right elbow, as in technique number ten above.  Execute a downward hammerfist strike with the right hand.  Leave the right hand out at shoulder level, and step forward with the left foot into a front stance.  Execute a center punch with the left hand.


13. Slowly, pick up the right leg bringing it inward, and then stepping out to the right into a horse stance.  The hands are left in the same position as the previous movement. 


14. Turn counterclockwise 180o moving the left foot, into a horse stance.  Simultaneously, bring the left hand back sharply into a chambered position, performing a back elbow strike, while performing a punch over the left shoulder with the right hand.  Eyesight should be directed over the left shoulder.


15. Jump to the right, leaving the feet in place, and landing in a horse stance.  Switch hands, performing a back elbow strike with the right arm, and a punch over the right shoulder with the left hand.  Eyesight is directed over the right shoulder.  Kihap.