Shin Ho Kwan Footwork Patterns…..

Over the summer Master Shaffer posted a video of the homework I assigned to the Hagsaeng Naebu.  This post will be a more detailed look at what they have already worked on and I am hoping you will also spend some time learning.

Footwork Pattern #1

1) Step with right foot from corner “A” to corner “B”.

2) Step with left foot from corner “A” to corner “C”, bringing it close to the right foot when stepping.

3) Step with right foot from corner “B” to corner “C”.

Footwork Pattern #2

1) Step with right foot from corner “A” to corner “B”.

2) Step with left foot from corner “A” to corner “C”, bringing it close to the right foot when stepping.

3) Circular step with the right foot from corner “B” to corner “C”.

Footwork Pattern #3

1) Step with left foot from corner “A” to corner “B”.

2) Step with right foot from corner “A” to corner “C.

3) Step with left foot from corner “B” to corner “C”.

Footwork Pattern #4

1) Step with left foot from corner “A” to corner “B”.

2) Circular step with right foot from corner “A” to corner “C.

3) Step with left foot from corner “B” to corner “C”.

Footwork Pattern #5

1) Step with right foot from corner “A” to corner “B”.

2) In a circular motion, bring left foot up to right foot and then back to the center of corner “A”.

3) Step with left foot from the center of corner “A” to corner “C”.

4) Step with right foot from corner “B” to corner “C”.

Footwork Pattern #6

1) Circular step with left foot from corner “A” to corner “B”.

2) Step with right foot from corner “A” to corner “C.

3) Step with left foot from corner “B” to corner “C”.

Footwork Patterns are the very foundation of every real world self-defense and classroom two-person confrontation.  Without good footwork, kick, strikes, blocks, joint locks and throws become less effective and efficient.  It is essential that every Taekwondo student have a working knowledge and a good level of proficiency in all six basic Shin Ho Kwan footwork patterns.

Something to think about…

by Master Sean Pearson

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Written by Sean Pearson

Throughout his career, in an effort to become a truly well-rounded martial artist in both practice and philosophy, Master Pearson has studied a wide variety of martial arts: Taekwondo, Kali, Kyudo, Iaido, Aikido, Judo, Jodo, Bando and Tai Chi. He holds dan rankings in six of these arts and master ranks in three of them. To this same end he has studied and achieved national recognition as a wilderness survival instructor, a certified hypnotherapist, and a lecturer in Neuro Linguistic Psychology.

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