Joong Gun Pattern

ITF Taekwondo Patterns

 

Part I:  Training video for Joong Gun taekwondo pattern (6 of 12)

Joong-Gun Pattern

JOONG-GUN: is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910).

 

Students start at C facing towards D and in a closed ready stance B

 

  1. Turn left 90 degrees, move the left foot towards B forming a right L-stance while executing a middle block towards B with a left reverse knife-hand.
  2. Weak side front snaps kick towards B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in step one.
  3. Lower the left foot to B and then move the right foot to B forming a left rear foot stance toward B while executing an upward block with a right palm.
  4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle block to A with a right reverse knife-hand.
  5. Weak side front snaps kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4.
  6. Lower the right foot to A and then move the left foot to A forming a right rear foot stance toward A while executing an upward block with a left palm.
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
  8. Right upper elbow strike while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.
  9. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
  10. Left upper elbow strike while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D.
  11. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist.
  12. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with a twin fist.
  13. Move the right foot on line CD and then turn counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with an X-fist.
  14. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a high side strike to E with the left back fist.
  15. Twist the left fist counter clockwise until the back fist faces downward, at the same time forming a left walking stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E.
  16. High punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E. Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion.
  17. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a high side strike to F with a right back fist.
  18. Twist the right fist clockwise until the back fist faces downward, at the same time forming a right walking stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F.
  19. High punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion.
  20. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with a left double forearm.
  21. Middle punch to C with the left fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.
  22. Middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
  23. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the double right forearm.
  24. Middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a left L-stance toward C, pulling the right foot.
  25. Central side piercing kick to C with the left foot.
  26. Lower the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm.
  27. Pressing block with the right palm while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C. Perform in slow motion.
  28. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm.
  29. Pressing block with the left palm while forming a low right stance toward C, slipping the right foot to C. Perform in slow motion.
  30. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward A while executing an angle punch with the right fist. Perform in slow motion.
  31. Move the right foot to A forming a right fixed stance toward A while executing a U-shape block to A.
  32. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to B forming a left fixed stance toward B, at the same time executing a U-shape block to B.

 

Final step – Bring left foot back and return to the ready position.

 

Reference: Instructions for Joong-Gun – ITF Taekwondo Pattern 6

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