How to perform Joong-Gun in ITF Taekwondo (VIDEO)

Joong-Gun is the sixth pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students (after Yul-Gok).

This is a lower-level Taekwondo pattern that teaches basic kicks, strikes and stances.

Joong-Gun (or Choong-Gun) is an ITF-style teul (form) named after the patriot Ahn Choong-Gun. The 32 movements in this pattern represent Ahn’s age when he was killed at Lui Shung prison in the year 1910.

  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. Low side front snap 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. 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. 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 right double forearm
  24. Middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a left L-stance toward C, pulling the right foot
  25. 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. 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 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

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

Source: www.blackbeltwiki.com and www.taekwondo.fandom.com

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