Riverbed

Riverbed is the third form in the Quantum style written by Master Rachael Evans.

Students will learn Riverbed at the following stages in their curriculum:
Adults : High Yellow Belt
Teens (age 10–14) : High Green Belt
Kids (age 6–9) : High Blue Belt

Riverbed

Start from Closed ready stance (A).

  1. Shift the balance on to the left foot, step back and assume a back stance, double knife-hand guarding block.
  2. Step backward, back stance double knife-hand guarding block.
  3. Step backward, back stance double knife-hand guarding block.
  4. Front kick, step back while pivoting 180° degrees to the right, assume a back stance, double knife-hand guarding block.
  5. Rear leg fake, front leg front kick. Step forward into a front stance, reinforced middle block.
  6. Turn around in a back stance, guarding block.
  7. Three step flying side kick, KIHAP. Step down into a back stance, double knife-hand guarding block.
  8. Shift the balance to the left foot, pivot 90° degrees to the left, assume a back stance, square block.
  9. Low round kick, then high round kick, step forward while pivoting 180° to the left to a back stance, reinforced horizontal elbow strike to the rear.
  10. Shift your attention 180° degrees to the left, execute a slide round kick and assume a horse stance, side punch to the ribs.
  11. Shift the balance to the right foot, and turn your attention 90° to the right. Step forward to a front stance, reverse rising block.
  12. Side kick, step forward fighting stance.
  13. Slide side kick, step forward fighting stance.
  14. Round kick, step forward fighting stance.
  15. Turn side kick, step forward back stance, knife-hand strike.
  16. Step forward front stance, single middle punch, KIHAP.
  17. Full re-chamber, dropping knife-hand strike.
  18. Outside crescent kick, keeping attention forward. Then rotate 180° to the left, and step backward to a front stance, reverse punch.
  19. Step forward while pivoting 180° degrees to the left, assume a back stance, double knife-hand guarding block.
  20. Step backward, front stance, reverse rising block.
  21. Step backward, back stance, double knife-hand guarding block.
  22. Shift your attention 225° degrees to the right. Right leg turn side kick. Step forward while pivoting 180° degrees to the left, front stance, reverse low palm heel strike.
  23. Bring the right foot to the left foot, and quickly shift the balance to the right foot. Turn your attention 90° degrees to the right, and execute a turn side kick. Step forward while rotating 180° degrees to your right. Assume a back stance, double knife-hand guarding block.
  24. Bring the left foot to the right foot, and quickly shift the balance to the left foot. Turn your attention 45° to the right, step backward to a back stance, double knife-hand guarding block.
  25. Turn around, back stance, double knife-hand guarding block, KIHAP.

Left foot forward to closed ready stance (A).

Watch a video of Master Evans and Ms. Popovich performing Riverbed:

 

Please note: The video is provided as a supplemental learning tool for at-home practice, for help remembering what students have learned in class. The video is not meant for DIY at-home learning, and students who attempt to learn the forms from the videos alone (without the direction of an instructor) will not be permitted to test for belt advancement.