How to perform Juche in ITF Taekwondo (VIDEO)

Juche is the fifteenth pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students (after Choong-Jang).

It is a second-degree black belt pattern. Juche is not one of the original forms of ITF-style taekwondo. Rather, it was developed to replace the Ko-Dang form.

It’s considered a philosophical idea that man is the master of everything and decides everything. In other words, the idea that man is the master of the world and his own destiny. It is said that this idea was rooted in Baekdu Mountain which symbolizes the spirit of the Korean people.

This ITF Pattern consists of 45 movements.

  • Ready Posture: Parallel Stance with a Twin Elbow
  • 1. Step the left foot toward B into a Sitting Stance facing D. Inner Forearm Parallel Block.
  • 2. Execute a Right Middle Hooking Palm Block to D while straightening the legs to stand up, still facing D.
  • 3. Execute a Left Middle Punch to D, sliding the right foot into a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 4. Pull the instep of the right foot to the left knee, forming a Left One-Legged Stance facing D. Outer Forearm Parallel Block.
  • 5. Execute a Left Middle Side Piercing Kick to A and then a High Reverse Hook Kick to B consecutively, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4. Perform slowly.
  • 6. Lower the right foot to B in a jumping motion to form a Right Cross Stance (cross stance) facing F. Right Downward Hammerfist Strike to B.
  • 7. Execute a Middle Hook Kick and then a High Side Piercing Kick to F consecutively, while pulling both fists in front of the chest.
  • 8. Lower the left foot to F in a stomping motion to form a Sitting Stance facing B. Left High Outward Knifehand Strike to F.
  • 9. Execute a Right High Elbow Strike to BF, pressing the right side fist with the left palm, while going into a Left Walking Stance facing BF.
  • 10. Cross the left foot over the right foot to form a Right Cross Stance (cross stance) facing B. Left Low Ridgehand Front Block to B, bringing the right fingers to the back of the left forearm.
  • 11. Step the right foot toward A into a Left L-Stance (i.e., right foot forward) facing A. Middle Knifehand Guarding Block to A.
  • 12. Jump to a mid-air Left Outward Knifehand Strike to A, while spinning counterclockwise, and then land to A into a Right L-Stance (i.e., left foot forward) facing A with the left arm extended.
  • 13. Step the right foot toward A to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Inner Forearm Parallel Block.
  • 14. Execute a Right Middle Hooking Palm Block to D with the left palm, while straightening the legs to stand, facing D.
  • 15. Execute a Right Middle Punch to D, while dropping into a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 16. Pull the left instep to the right knee forming a Right One-Legged Stance facing D. Outer Forearm Parallel Block.
  • 17. Execute a Left Middle Side Piercing Kick to B and then a High Reverse Hook Kick to A consecutively, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 16. Perform slowly.
  • 18. Lower the left foot to A in a jumping motion to form a Left Cross Stance (cross stance) facing E. Left Downward Backfist Strike to A.
  • 19. Execute a Right Middle Hook Kick and then a Right High Side Piercing Kick to E consecutively with the right foot, while pulling both fists in front of the chest.
  • 20. Lower the right foot to E in a stomping motion to form a Sitting Stance facing A. Right High Outward Knifehand Strike to E.
  • 21. Execute a Left High Assisted Elbow Strike to AE (pressing the right palm into the left fist), while going into a Right Walking Stance facing AE.
  • 22. Cross the right foot over the left foot to form a Left Cross Stance (cross stance) facing A. Right Low Rigehand Front Block to A, bringing the left fingers to the back of the right forearm.
  • 23. Step the left foot toward B into a Right L-Stance (i.e., left foot forward) facing B. Middle Knifehand Guarding Block to B.
  • 24. Jump to a mid-air Right Outward Knifehand Strike to B, while spinning clockwise and then land to B into a Left L-Stance (i.e., right foot forward) facing B with the right arm extended.
  • 25. Execute a Left Pick-Shaped Kick to B, then lower the foot to B into a Right Rear Foot Stance facing B. Middle Guarding Block.
  • 26. Bring the right foot to the left foot forming a Closed Stance with a Heaven Hand toward D. Perform slowly.
  • 27. Slide the left foot toward C to form a Left Rear Foot Stance facing D. Right Downward Elbow Strike.
  • 28. Execute a Left High Arc-Hand Crescent Strike, while going into a Right Walking Stance facing D.
  • 29. Slide to the right foot toward C to form a Right Rear Foot Stance facing D. Left Downward Elbow Strike.
  • 30. Execute a Right High Arc-Hand Crescent Strike, sliding the right foot into a Left Walking Stance facing D.
  • 31. Step the left foot toward C into a Right Walking Stance facing D. High Twin Knifehand Inward Strike to D.
  • 32. Step the right foot toward C into a Left Walking Stance facing D. Right Downward Punch.
  • 33. Step the left foot toward the side rear of the right foot, then slide to the right foot to C into a Right L-Stance (i.e., left foot forward) facing D. Left Outer Forearm Downward Block.
  • 34. Execute a Right [[Reverse Turning Kick to D, while jumping away from D to dodge, and then land to C to form a Left L-Stance (i.e., right foot forward) facing D. Middle Guarding Block to D.
  • 35. Step the right foot toward the side rear of the left foot and then slide to C into a Left L-Stance (i.e., right foot forward) facing D. Right Outer Forearm Downward Block.
  • 36. Execute a Left Reverse Turning Kick to D, while jumping away from D to dodge, and then land to C to form a Right L-Stance (i.e., left foot forward) facing D. Middle Guarding Block to D.
  • 37. Step the right foot toward D, then the left foot toward D, then execute a Flying Two Direction Kick (twisting kick with the left foot, side piercing with the right foot), while jumping toward D.
  • 38. Land to D to form a Left Diagonal Stance facing D. Twin Palm Rising Block.
  • 39. Slide to D into a Right Rear Foot Stance facing C. Right Elbow Thrust to D.
  • 40. Turn the face to D, sliding the left foot into a right Bending Ready Stance Type B toward C, then execute a Left Middle Back Kick to D. Perform slowly.
  • 41. Lower the left foot to D in a stomping motion forming a Right L-Stance (i.e., left foot forward) facing D. Left Horizontal Backfist Strike to D.
  • 42. Execute a Right High Inward Ridgehand Strike to D, while going into a Parallel Stance facing D.
  • 43. Execute a consecutive Right Punch and a Right Uppercut to D, while jumping to D. Land to D into a Closed Stance facing D with the right fist extended.
  • 44. Step the right foot toward D into a Right Walking Stance facing D. Left Knifehand Downward Strike to D.
  • 45. Step the left foot toward D into a Left Walking Stance facing D. Right Middle Punch to D.
  • End: Bring the foot back to the ready position.

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