Joong-Gun

Number of Movements: 32

Advancement: This is the pattern required to advance from 4th Kup Blue Belt to 3rd Kup Blue Belt with Red Tag.

Meaning of Pattern: Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong Gun who assassinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor general of Korea, who played a leading part in the Korea-Japan Merger. The 32 movements in this pattern represent Ahn Joong Gun’s age when he was executed at Lui-Shing prison in 1910.

joong-gun pattern taekwondo itf - East Coast Tae Kwon Do Ireland
It begins in a CLOSE READY STANCE B

The illustrations for this pattern assume that the student is standing on line AB and facing D.

1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the left reverse knife-hand.

2. Execute a low side front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1.

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. Execute a low side front snap 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. Execute a 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. Execute a 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. Execute a 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. Execute a 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. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.

22. Execute a 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 right double forearm.

24. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a left L-stance toward C, pulling the right foot.

25. Execute a middle 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 amiddle guarding block to C with the forearm.

27. Execute a 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. Execute a pressing block with the left palm while forming a right low stance toward C, slipping the right foot to C. Perform in a 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.

END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture.

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