FOUR DIRECTION THRUST (Saju Tulgi)
Taekwon-Do is a practical art; hence it can be learnt only from an instructor. Words, diagrams, and videos can serve as a reference, but they cannot replace an instructor. Expert practical guidance from an instructor is invaluable.
“Certainly the most important asset any training hall can have is a good instructor. There is no substitute for a well-trained, intelligent, perceptive and patient instructor.” – Gen. Choi Hong Hi (Vol.6, p.17).
Four Direction Thrust (Saju Tulgi)
The Four Direction Thrust is a basic exercise taught when a student is in the 2nd gup.
Elisabeth Hunt video “Four Direction Thrust”:
Diagram (Yon Moo Son)
The student is standing on the line AB and facing D
—Begin. Form a close ready stance C to D
1. Slide to D and form a right L-stance to C, while the right side elbow performs a thrust to D.
2. Slide to B and form a right L-stance to A, while the right side elbow performs a thrust to B.
3. Slide to C and form a right L-stance to D, while the right side elbow performs a thrust to C.
4. Slide to A and from a right L-stance to B, while the right side elbow performs a thrust to A.
—End. Bring the right foot back and form a close ready stance C to D
—exercise alternately in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions.
Choi, H. H. (1985). Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do (Vols. 1–15). Vienna: International Taekwon-Do Federation.
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