Joong-Gun

Joong-Gun Tul, 4th Kup (Blue Belt) Pattern

 

Joong Gun is named after the patriot An Joong‐Gun who assassinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the Japanese Governor General of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part of the Korea‐Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr An's age when he was executed in the Lui‐Shung prison (1910).

 

Number of movements:32

 

Starting position:Closed Ready Stance 'B' (Moa Chunbi Sogi 'B') on X facing towards D.

 

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the left reverse knife-hand

     

  1. Execute a low side front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1

     

  1. 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

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Execute a low side front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4

     

  1. 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

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Execute a right upper elbow strike while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Execute a left upper elbow strike while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with a twin fist

     

  1. 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

     

  1. 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

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Execute a high punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E. Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion

     

  1. 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

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Execute a high punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot

     

  1. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a left L-stance toward C, pulling the right foot

     

  1. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the left foot

     

  1. Lower the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing amiddle guarding block to C with the forearm

     

  1. Execute a pressing block with the right palm while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C. Perform in slow motion

     

  1. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm

     

  1. Execute a 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

     

  1. 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

     

  1. Move the right foot to A forming a right fixed stance toward A while executing a U-shape block to A

     

  1. 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

 

 

When finished:Bring right foot back to X in closed ready stance 'B' facing D.

 

 

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

 

  • L stance ‐ middle reverse knifehand block, front leg low front snap kick (opening combination of Joong Gun, forwards and backwards).

 

  • Fixed stance ‐ U shaped block (forwards and backwards).

 

  • L stance, knifehand guarding block; move front leg into walking stance, upper elbow strike (forwards and backwards).

 

  • Low stance ‐ palm pressing block.

     

  • L stance, backfist strike; release move; move front leg into walking stance, high section reverse punch (forwards and backwards).

     

  • L stance ‐ back leg turning kick; reverse side kick; forearm guarding block.

     

  • 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 (Numbers 5-8)

 

  • Free sparring

 

2 step sparring (Ilbo matsoki):

Number 5

  • Attack: Right leg back kick, step forward into left walking stance, high obverse palm strike.
  • Defence: Right L stance, palm waist block, left leg back left L stance, inward outer forearm block.
  • Counter: Form a right walking stance, middle left reverse knifehand inward strike (slipping right foot).

 

Number 6

  • Attack: Right high turning kick, step forward into a left walking stance, arc‐hand strike to throat.
  • Defence: Move left diagonally forming a sitting stance, twin straight forearm block, right leg back right L stance palm hooking block (grabbing the arm).
  • Counter: Left side kick (still holding grabbed arm).

 

Number 7

  • Attack: Right fixed stance, side fist side strike, left middle reverse turning kick.
  • Defence: Left L stance, twin forearm block, right leg back right L stance, middle knifehand guarding block (sliding away, using block as guard only).
  • Counter: Right high reverse turning kick.

 

Number 8

  • Attack: Right middle side kick, spinning high knifehand strike into right L stance (turning anti-clockwise).
  • Defence: Right L stance, inward inner forearm waist block, step left foot to right, step back into right L stance, knifehand guarding block.
  • Counter: Left X stance, high backfist side strike to temple or back of neck.

 

 

Theory

 

Stances

Rear foot stance = Dwit bal sogi

Low stance = Nachuo sogi

 

Parts of the body:

Arc hand = Bandal son

Side fist = Yop joomuk

Side sole = Yop bal badak

 

Attack Movements:

Back kick = Dwit chagi

Pressing kick = Noollo chagi

Downwards kick = Naeryo chagi

Side thrust kick = Yop cha tulgi

Reverse turning hooking kick = Bandae dollyo goro chagi

Upper elbow strike = Wi palkup taerigi

Twin upset punch = Sang dwijibo jirugi

Turning punch = Dollyo jirugi

 

Defence movements:

Twin straight forearm block = Sang sun palmok makgi

X block = Kyocha makgi

Pressing block = Noollo makgi

Downwards block = Naeryo makgi

U shaped block = Digutja makgi

 

 

Blue

Signifies heaven, toward which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.

 

Red

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