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To help you remember your poomse, have a friend read these descriptions as you practice. Stances and foot work are not included; you will learn them in class. If you cannot remember how to move from one element to another in your poomse, ask your instructor.

1/4 Turn left, low block, step, middle punch.
1/2 Turn right, low block, step, middle punch.
1/4 Turn left (to front), out-to-in block, step, out-to-in block.

1/4 Turn left, low block, front snap kick, high punch.
1/2 Turn right, low block, front snap kick, high punch.
1/4 Turn left (to front), high block, step, high block.

3/4 Turn left, out-to-in block.
1/2 Turn right, out-to-in block.

1/4 Turn left (to back), low block.
Front snap kick, middle punch.
Front snap kick, middle punch.
Front snap kick, middle punch, ke-up!

Wait until the instructor tells you to end, then
1/2 Turn left (to front), ready stance.

 

If you have trouble following the form as written above, perhaps the version below, written by black belt Ansel Stein, will help.

 

Movement 1: Begin at A facing G. Turn 90° to the left, stepping into a left walking stance towards B. Execute a low block with your left arm. Be sure to turn your head and look at your attacker prior to all of your turns.

Movement 2: Step forward with your right foot into a right front stance. Execute a middle section punch with your right fist.

Movement 3: Turn 180° to the right into a right walking stance facing C. Execute a low block with your right arm.

Movement 4: Step forward with your left foot into a left front stance. Execute a middle section punch with your left fist.

Movement 5: Turn 90° to the left into a left walking stance facing G. Execute an inside forearm block (“out-to-in block”) with your right arm.

Movement 6: Step forward with your right foot into a right front stance. Execute an inside forearm block (“out-to-in block”) with your left arm.

Movement 7: Turn 90° to the left, into a left walking stance facing E. Execute a down block with your left arm.

Movement 8a: Keeping your left foot in place, execute a middle section front snap kick with your right foot.

Movement 8b: Step down with your right foot into a right front stance. Execute a high section punch with your right fist.

Movement 9: Turn 180° to the right into a right walking stance facing D. Execute a down block with your right arm.

Movement 10a: Keeping your right foot in place, execute a middle section front snap kick with your left foot.

Movement 10b: Step down with your left foot into a left front stance. Execute a high section punch with your left fist.

Movement 11: Turn 90° to the left into a left walking stance facing G. Execute a high section block with your left arm.

Movement 12: Step forward with your right foot into a right walking stance. Execute a high section block with your right arm.

Movement 13: Turn 270° left into a left walking stance facing H. Execute an inside forearm block (“out-to-in block”) with your right arm.

Movement 14: Turn 180° right facing F in a right walking stance. Execute an inside forearm block (“out-to-in block”) with your left arm.

Movement 15: Turn 90° left into a left walking stance facing A. Execute a low block with your left arm.

Movement 16a: Keeping your left foot in place, execute a middle section front snap kick with your right foot.

Movement 16b: Step down with your right foot into a right walking stance. Execute a middle section punch with your right fist.

Movement 17a: Keeping your right foot in place, execute a middle section front snap kick with your left foot.

Movement 17b: Step down with your left foot into a left walking stance. Execute a middle section punch with your left fist.

Movement 18a: Keeping your left foot in place, execute a middle section front snap kick with your right foot.

Movement 18b: Step down with your right foot into a right walking stance and execute a middle section punch with your right fist. “Ki yup!”

Finish: Wait until the instructor tells you to end turn 180° to the left to face G in a ready stance.