Kicho Hyeong Ee Bu

Kicho Hyeong Ee Bu (also spelled Kicho Hyung Ee Bu) is the second of three, basic, 16-step, introductory forms normally associated with Tang Soo Do but sometimes used as a beginner form in taekwondo schools. This form follows the same I-shaped pattern as Kicho Hyeong Il Bu. This form is very similar to the form Kibon Dool:

  • As shown in the diagram below, some schools do three High Punches down of the I-shape, then three High Blocks (rising blocks) coming back up the I-shape.
  • Other schools instead do two High Blocks followed by one High Punch, going both up and down the I-shape. In this case, the form is usually called Kibon Dool.
  • Still other schools do three High Blocks (with no punches) both up and down the I-shape; this is considered another version of Kibon Dool.

Also, the diagram below shows Low Blocks being used at steps 1, 3, 5, etc. Some schools replace all of those Low Blocks with High Blocks.

What all of these variations have in common is the I-shape pattern and the emphasis on techniques that "aim high" (High Blocks and High Punches) to varying degrees.


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Variation: Sae Kye Hyeong Ee Bu

The Sae Kye forms are basic variations of the Kicho Hyeong that simply incorporate more kicking, but are otherwise nearly identical. In the case of Hyeong Ee Bu:

  • All of the Low Blocks are replaced with High Blocks.
  • The High Punches (steps 6-8) and High Blocks (steps 14-16) up-and-down the middle are replaced with Side Kicks instead.

Variation: Geicho Hyung Yi Bu Sang Gup

In Chuck Norris's Chun Kuk Do, beginners first learn Kicho Hyeong Il Bu (spelled Geicho Hyung Il Bu) then a simple variation called Geicho Hyung Il Bu Sang Gup. Likewise, Chun Kuk Do students then learn Kicho Hyeong Ee Bu (likewise spelled as Geicho Hyung Yi Bu), again followed by a variation. The variation is called Geicho Hyung Yi Bu Sang Gup.