How to perform Chon-JI in ITF Taekwondo (VIDEO)

The first ITF Taekwondo pattern is known as “Chon-Ji”. It’s the first pattern that is being taught to the students.

It is a beginner Taekwondo pattern that focuses on basic kicks, strikes, and stances. Chon-Ji means literally “the heaven and the earth”. In the orient, it is interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history. Therefore, this is the initial pattern learned by a beginner.

There are a total of 19 moves in this ITF pattern.

  • Start in the Joon-Bi or Ready stance
  • Turn left 90 degrees, move the left leg and go into a walking stance (left leg forward), low block with left arm
  • Step forward into walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, walking stance with right leg forward, low block with right arm
  • Step forward into walking stance with left leg forward, left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, front stance with left leg forward, low block with left arm
  • Step forward into walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, walking stance with right leg forward, low block with right arm
  • Step forward into walking stance with left leg forward, left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, L-stance (back stance) with left leg forward, left outside block with the inner portion of the forearm
  • Step forward into walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, L-stance (back stance) with right leg forward, right outside block with the inner portion of the forearm
  • Step forward into left walking stance left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, L-stance (back stance) with left leg forward, left outside block with the inner portion of the forearm
  • Step forward into right walking stance, right middle punch
  • Turn 180 degrees, L-stance (back stance) with right leg forward, right outside block with the inner portion of the forearm
  • Step forward into a walking stance with left leg forward, left middle punch
  • Step forward into a walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch
  • Step back into a walking stance with left leg forward, left middle punch
  • Step back into a walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch, yell “Kihap“!
  • When Master says “Bah Ro”, move the left leg forward into Ready stance.

Source: blackbeltwiki.com

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