Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE

1. Turn the face to B while forming a right bending ready A toward B. Perform in a slow motion.

2. Execute a high side piercing kick to B with the left foot. Perform in a slow motion.

3. Execute a high side piercing kick to B with the left foot. Perform 2 and 3 in a double kick.

4. Lower the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with the right flat
fingertip.

5. Execute a high reverse hooking kick to B with the right foot. Perform in a slow motion.

6. Lower the right foot to B in a jumping motion to form a right X-stance toward C while executing a middle side strike
to B with the right knife-hand.

7. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a pressing block to A with the right
palm.

8. Move the right foot to A to form a right walking stance toward A at the same time executing a pressing block with
the left palm.

9. Execute a high side block to B with the left knife-hand and a low side block to A with the right knife-hand while
forming a right one-leg stance toward D, pulling the left reverse footsword to the right knee joint. Perform in slow
motion.

10. Lower the left foot to the right foot and then turn the face to A while forming a left bending ready stance A toward
A. Perform in slow motion.

11. Execute a high side piercing kick to A with the right foot. Perform in a slow motion.

12. Execute a high side piercing kick to A with the right foot. Perform 11 and 12 in a double kick.

13. Lower the right foot to a to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with the left flat
fingertip.

14. Execute a high reverse hooking kick to A with the left foot. Perform in a slow motion.

15. Lower the left foot to A in a jumping motion to form a left X-stance toward C while executing a middle side strike to
A with the left knife-hand.

16. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a pressing block to B with the left
palm.

17. Move the left foot to B to form a left walking stance toward B at the same time executing a pressing block with the
right palm.

18. Execute a high side block to A with the right knife-hand and a low side block to B with the left knife-hand while
forming a left one-leg stance toward D, pulling the right reverse footsword to the left knee joint. Perform in slow
motion.

19. Turn the face to C while forming a left bending ready stance B toward D.

20. Execute a high back piercing kick to C with the right foot. Perform in slow motion.

21. Lower the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right
fist.

22. Turn the face to C while forming a right bending ready stance B toward D.

23. Execute a high back piercing kick to C with the left foot. Perform in slow motion.

24. Lower the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left
fist.

25. Slide to C forming a right rear foot stance toward D while executing a downward block with the left palm.

26. Execute a middle side front snap kick to D with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 25.

27. Lower the left foot to D and then move the right foot to C in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward A
while executing a middle side strike to C with the right side fist.

28. Slide to C maintaining a sitting stance toward A while executing a scooping block with the left palm.

29. Execute a middle punch to A with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward A. Perform 28 and 29 in a
connecting motion.

30. Execute a low side block to D with the left knife-hand while maintaining a sitting stance toward A.

31. Move the left foot just beyond the right foot in a quick motion while executing a middle side pushing kick to C with
the right foot.

32. Lower the right foot to C and then execute a high reverse turning kick to C with the left foot.

33. Lower the left foot to C to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a high side block to C with the left
knife-hand.

34. Slide to D forming a left rear foot stance toward C while executing a downward block with the right palm.

35. Execute a middle side front snap kick to C with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 34.

36. Lower the right foot to C and then move the left foot to D in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward A
while executing a middle side strike to D with the left side fist.

37. Slide to D maintaining a sitting stance toward A while executing a scooping block with the right palm.

38. Execute a middle punch to A with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward A. Perform 37 and 38 in a
connecting motion.

39. Execute a low side block to C with the right knife-hand while maintaining a sitting stance toward A.

40. Move the right foot just beyond the left foot in a quick motion while executing a middle side pushing kick to D with
the left foot.

41. Lower the left foot to D and then execute a high reverse turning kick to D with the right foot.

42. Lower the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a high side block to D with the
right knife-hand.

43. Move the left foot to D and then execute a high twisting kick to AD with the right foot.

44. Lower the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the
right back fist and extending the left fist to D.

45. Execute a front strike to D with the right back fist while shifting to C maintaining a left walking stance toward D.

46. Move the right foot to D and then execute a high twisting kick to BD with the left foot.

47. Lower the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the left
back fist and extending the right fist to D.

48. Execute a front strike to D with the left back fist while shifting to C maintaining a right walking stance toward D.

49. Execute a sweeping kick to D with the left side sole keeping the position of the hands as they were in 48 and then
lower it to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm.

50. Execute a side checking kick to D and then again a middle side thrusting kick to D with the left foot forming a
forearm guarding block. Perform in a consecutive kick.

51. Lower the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle outward strike to D with the left
knife-hand.

52. Execute a sweeping kick to D with the right side sole and then lower it to D to form a left L-stance toward D while
executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm.

53. Execute a side checking kick to D and then again a middle side thrusting kick to D with the right foot forming a
forearm guarding block. Perform in a consecutive kick.

54. Lower the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle outward strike to D with the
right knife-hand.

55. Move the right foot to C and then turn counter clockwise pivoting with the right foot to form a left walking stance
toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.

56. Jump to C to form a right X-stance toward AC while executing a low punch to C with the left fist and bringing the
right fist on the left shoulder.

57. Jump to D forming a left X-stance toward AD while executing a low punch to D with the right fist and bringing the
left fist on the right shoulder.

58. Jump to execute a mid-air kick to D with the right foot while spinning clockwise.

59. Land to D to form a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

60. Move the right foot to the side rear of the left foot and then the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward
D while executing a rising block with the left arc-hand.

61. Execute a high punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D.

END: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture.
Munmu of Silla (reigned 661–681) was the thirtieth king of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He is usually considered to have been the first ruler of the Unified Silla
period. Munmu was the son of King Muyeol and Munmyeong, who was the elder sister of Kim Yu-shin. Under his father's reign, he held the office of
pajinchan, who apparently was responsible for maritime affairs, and played a key role in developing the country's diplomatic links with Tang. He was born
Prince Beommin (법민;/法敏), and took the name Munmu when he succeeded his father to the throne.

Munmu took the throne in the midst of the long conflict against Baekje and Goguryeo, shortly after General Ge-Baek and Baekje had been defeated at Sabi
by General Kim Yu-shin. In these struggles, Silla was heavily aided by Tang. The first years of his reign were spent trying to defeat Goguryeo, following an
abortive attempt in 661. Finally, in 667, he ordered another attack which led, in 668, to the defeat of Goguryeo. After the small isolated pockets of resistance
were eliminated, Munmu was the first ruler ever to see the Korean peninsula completely unified.

Munmu then faced the challenge of freeing his country from Tang domination. After the fall of Goguryeo Tang created the Protectorate General to Pacify the
East and placed the entire Korean peninsula, including Silla, under its rule. To prevent this, Munmu forged alliances with Goguryeo resistance leaders such
as Geom Mojam and Anseung, and launched a frontal attack on the Tang forces occupying the former Baekje territory. The struggle lasted through the early
670s, but by 676 the Tang forces had been expelled from the peninsula. This victory, and the maintenance of Silla independence, is generally regarded as a
critical turning-point in Korean history.

Munmu ruled over unified Silla for twenty years, until he fell ill in 681. On his deathbed, he left his last will and testament, and abdicated to his son, Prince
Sinmun. Before he died he said: "A country should not be without a king at any time. Let the Prince have my crown before he has my coffin. Cremate my
remains and scatter the ashes in the sea where the whales live. I will become a dragon and thwart the Japanese invasion." King Sinmun did as his father
asked, and scattered his ashes over Daewangam (the Rock of the Great King), a small rocky islet a hundred metres or so off the Korean coast. Moreover,
King Sinmun built the Gomun Temple (the Temple of Appreciated Blessing) and dedicated it to his father, he built a waterway for the sea dragon to come to
and from the sea and land, and he built a pavilion, Eegun, overlooking the islet so that future kings could pay their respects to the great King Munmu.

In a dream, King Munmu and the famous general Kim Yu-shin appeared to King Sinmun and said to him: "Blowing on a bamboo flute will calm the heavens
and the earth." King Sinmun awoke from the dream, rode out to the sea and received the bamboo flute Monposikjuk. It was said that the blowing of the
bamboo flute invoked the spirits of King Munmu and General Kim Yu-shin and would push back enemy troops, cure illnesses, bring rain during drought and
halt the rains in floods.
IV
MOON-MOO
Movements - 61
Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
Pattern Meaning
Moon-Moo honours the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body
was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great King's Rock). According
to his will, the body was placed in the sea "where my soul
shall forever defend my land against the Japanese." It is said
that the Sok Gul Am (Stone cave) was built to guard his tomb.
The Sok Gul Am is a fine example of the culture of the Silla
Dynasty. The 61 movements in this pattern symbolize the last
two figures of 661 A.D. when Moon Moo came to the throne
.