Choong-Moo

Choong-Moo Tul, 1st Kup (Black Tag) Pattern

 

Choong-Moo was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Sun-Sin of the Yi Dynasty who was reputed to have invested the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) which was the precursor of the present day submarine, in 1592AD. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolise his regrettable death having had no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality, checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the King.

 

Number of movements:30

 

Parallel ready stance (Narani Chunbi Sogi) on X facing towards E.

 

  1. Move left foot to A into a right L stance, twin knifehand block.

 

  1. Move right foot to A, right walking stance, execute high, front, inward, knifehand strike with right hand, bring left hand, palm outwards, in front of forehead.

 

  1. Move right foot to B, turn clockwise into left L stance, middle knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Move left foot to B, left walking stance, high flat fingertip thrust.

 

  1. Move left foot to E, right L stance, middle knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Turn to face F, forming left bending ready stance.

 

  1. Execute middle side kick to F with the right foot.

 

  1. Lower foot to F, right L stance towards E, middle knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Execute a flying side piercing kick towards E, taking one step, land in left L stance middle knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Turn anti-clockwise to face D. Moving left foot into right L stance, low block with left outer forearm.

 

  1. Slip left foot into left walking stance, extend hands as if to grab opponents neck.

 

  1. Right upward knee kick which pulling hands downwards

 

  1. Lower right foot to left, then move left foot to C, turning anti-clockwise forming left walking stance, at the same time executing a high front strike with right reverse knifehand (left hand under elbow joint).

 

  1. Execute a high section turning kick with right foot to C. Lower it to left foot.

 

  1. Execute a middle back kick to C with left foot.

 

  1. Lower left foor to C, turning left L stance facing towards D, middle forearm guarding block.

 

  1. Execute middle turning kick with left foot to ED.

 

  1. Lower left foot to right foot, then move right foot to F, forming right fixed stance. Execute U-shaped block.

 

  1. Jump and spin 360 degrees anti-clockwise, landing in left L stance, middle knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Left foot to F, left walking stance, execute low upset fingertip thrust.

 

  1. Pull front foot back into right L stance, high backfist strike with right hand towards E and low outer forearm block with left hand, perform simultaneously.

 

  1. Right foot to F, right walking stance, middle straight fingertip thrust.

 

  1. Move left foot towards A turning anti-clockwise and form left walking stance, high double forearm block.

 

  1. Right foot to A, sitting stance towards F, execute middle inward outer forearm block, same stance, high backfist strike to A (perform in fast motion).

 

  1. Execute middle side kick to B with right foot.

 

  1. Execute a middle side kick to B with left foot.

 

  1. Lower left foot to B in left L stance, towards A, execute middle X knifehand checking block towards AF.

 

  1. Move left foot to A into left walking stance, twin upward palm block.

 

  1. Step turn into right walking stance, right forearm rising block facing B.

 

  1. Same stance, reverse middle punch.

 

When finished:Bring left foot back to X, in parallel ready stance facing towards E.

 

Line work Students are required to know ALL combinations and techniques up to grade.

  • Fixed stance, U shaped block; 360° jump; land in L stance, middle knifehand guarding block
  • L stance, low outer forearm block; move front leg into walking stance, high sec􀆟on grab (forwards and backwards)
  • Back leg high turning kick, middle reverse side kick; land in L stance, middle forearm guarding block
  • Walking stance ‐ high inward knifehand strike, with simultaneous reverse knifehand rising block (forwards and backwards)
  • Step forwards into jumping side kick; land in L stance, middle knifehand guarding block
  • L stance ‐ step up front leg hooking kick & sidekick combination, rear leg downwards kick, forearm guarding block
  • L stance ‐ rear leg jumping front kick (on the spot)
  • Any other patterns, techniques or combinations from previous gradings.

 

Set Sparring (Sambo Matsoki) Students are required to know ALL set sparring up to grade.

  • 3 step sparring
  • 2 step sparring
  • 1 step sparring
  • Free sparring.

 

Theory

 

Parts of the body:

Reverse knifehand = Sonkal dung

 

Attack Movements:

Sweeping kick = Goro chagi

Flying kick = Twimyo chagi

 

Defence movements:

Checking block = Momchau makgi

Downwards block = Naeryo makgi

 

Stances:

One leg stance = Wae bal sogi

 

Red

Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

Black

Opposite to white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. Also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear.