Movements - 44
Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
GE-BAEK is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek
Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and
strict military discipline.
In 655, Baekje and Goguryeo joined forces to attack Silla, although they were eventually driven back when Silla received aid
from Tang Dynasty China. In 660, when a huge united army of Silla and the Chinese invaded Baekje, General Gyebaek
organised 5,000 soldiers of the highest morale and courage to meet them in battle. He knew before he set out that his army
was outnumbered and that his efforts would be futile, but he did not hesitate to try to defend his country, reportedly stating "I
would rather die than be a slave of the enemy." He then killed his wife and family to prevent them from falling into the hands
of opposing forces, and to prevent the thought of them to influence his actions or cause him to falter in battle.
His forces won four small initial battles, but then he was forced to move his forces to block the advance of General Kim
Yu-shin on the Baekje capital, Buyeo. The two generals met on the plains of Hwangsan Field, in present day Hamyang, near
Chiri Mountain. Gyebaek's forces fought bravely but they were outnumbered ten to one and, in the end, he and his men were
|Rare International Tae Kwon-Do (ITF) video produced with the GENERAL CHOI on North Korea, you
can see Grand Master Park Jung Tae, Grand Master Choi Jung Wha and other masters of the ITF
performing tuls and explaining the movements of each tul.
Gae-Baek and Po-Eun