How to perform Choong-Jang in ITW Taekwondo (VIDEO)

Choong-Jang is the fourteenth pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students (after Eui-Am).

It is one of the 2nd-degree black belt forms used in ITF-style taekwondo. Choong Jang is said to be the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Yi Dynasty (14th Century). This pattern ends with a left-hand attack, intending to symbolize the tragedy of his death at age 27 in prison.

There are 52 movements in this pattern.

 

1.Move the right foot to A to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a side front block with the right inner forearm and extending the left forearm side-downward.

2.Execute a side front block with the left inner forearm extending the right forearm side downward while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

3.Bring the right foot to the left foot forming a closed stance toward D while executing an angle punch with the left fist. Perform in slow motion.

4.Move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward while executing a high thrust to D with the right double finger.

5.Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward while executing a high thrust to D with the left double finger.

6.Execute a front strike to D with the right back fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D.

7.Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a rising block with the left forearm.

8.Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D at the same time executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

9.Move the right foot to C turning counter clockwise and then slide to C to form a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm.

10.Execute a low front snap kick to D with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 9.

11.Lower the right foot to D forming a right low stance toward D while executing a high thrust to D with the right flat fingertip.

12.Execute a high turning kick to D with the right foot supporting the body with both hands and the left knee.

13.Lower the right foot to D and then execute a high punch to D with the right fist while pressing the ground with the left palm.

14.Move the left foot to D turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward C while thrusting to D with the left side elbow.

15.Move the left foot to C turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward D at the same time executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm.

16.Move the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a scooping block with the left palm.

17.Move the left foot to C forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand.

18.Execute a pressing block with an X-fist while forming a left walking stance toward C pivoting with the right foot.

19.Execute a low front snap kick to C with the right knee while pulling both hands in the opposite direction as if grabbing the opponent’s leg.

20.Lower the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

21.Move the right foot to D in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward C while thrusting to D with the right side elbow.

22.Execute a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand while forming a left L-stance toward D pivoting with the left foot.

23.Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot while pulling both hands in the opposite direction.

24.Lower the right foot to D and then execute a pressing block with a twin palm while forming a right rear foot stance toward C, pivoting with the right foot.

25.Move the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C while executing a high front block to C with the right outer forearm and then a high side strike to C
with the right back fist, maintaining a right walking stance toward C.

26.Execute a high thrust to D with the left flat finger tip while forming a right L-stance toward D pivoting with the right foot.

27.Execute a low front snap kick to D with the right foot while bring the right palm on the left back hand.

28.Lower the right foot to D to form a left walking stance toward C pivoting with the left foot while thrusting to D with the right back elbow, placing the left side fist on the
right fist. Perform in slow motion.

29.Execute a downward strike with the left back hand while forming a right L-stance toward C, pivoting with the right foot. Perform in a stamping motion.

30.Punch the left palm with the right fist while maintaining a right L-stance toward C.

31.Move the right foot to C in a stamping motion to form a left L-stance toward C while executing a downward strike with the right back hand.

32.Punch the right palm with the left fist while maintaining a left L-stance toward C.

33.Execute a middle outward strike to D with the left knife-hand while forming a right L-stance toward D, pivoting with the right foot. Perform in a stamping motion.

34.Execute a high side front strike to D with the right back fist striking the left palm with the right elbow while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left
foot.

35.Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D whi8le executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand. Perform in a stamping motion.

36.Execute a high side front strike to D with the left back fist striking the right palm with the left elbow while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right
foot.

37.Execute a low guarding block to C with a reverse knife-hand while forming a right L-stance toward C pivoting with the right foot.

38.Execute a right 9-shape block while forming a left walking stance toward C slipping the left foot.

39.Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a low guarding block to C with a reverse knife-hand.

40.Execute a left 9-shape block while forming a right walking stance toward C slipping the right foot.

41.Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a horizontal strike with a twin knife-hand.

42.Execute a high strike to C with the right arc-hand while maintaining a left walking stance toward C.

43.Execute a middle front snap kick to C with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 42.

44.Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high strike to C with the left arc-hand.

45.Execute a middle front snap kick to C with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 44.

46.Lower the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.

47.Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward c. Perform 46 and 47 in a fast motion.

48.Bring the right foot to the left foot to form a close stance toward C while executing a high crescent punch with a twin for-knuckle fist.

49.Move the left foot to B turning counter-clockwise to form a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left knife-hand.

50.Execute a high punch to B with the right open fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward B.

51.Move the left foot on line AB forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the right Knife-hand.

52.Execute a high punch to A with the left open fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward A.

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

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