Tae Kwon Do Patterns

Chon-Ji

Chon-Ji is the hyung (pattern) required for advancement from 10th Gup White Belt to 9th Gup White Belt with Yellow Stripe. You "Yell" (YAH) on the first and last movement of Chon-Ji.

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Question and Response Sequence For
Chon-Ji

  Instructor: Sound off!
  Student: Chon-Ji of TaeKwon-Do Hyung.
  Instructor: How many movements?
  Student: 19.
  Instructor: How many different movements?
  Student: 3.
  Instructor: What does Chon-Ji mean?
  Student: Heaven and Earth.


Pattern Foot Diagram



Pattern Numbering System
In order to simplify the movements within each pattern a "Numbering System" will be used. At the beginning of each pattern a "foot diagram" can be found. The foot diagram is numbered so that each number will represent a direction you will be moving during your performance of the pattern.

You shall begin all patterns by facing number "4", with your back to number "3". A black dot in the foot diagram indicates your starting position. Since each starts and ends in the same spot, the term "Choon Bee "Ready Position" will refer to this location in the foot diagram.

The word "Movement" followed by a number, is the final position of one of the pattern's movements. Here you will find a detailed explanation of the movement. "Intermediate Position" represents a photograph of a step-by-step position from one movement to the next. The words "Other View Of Photograph" followed by a number, provides a view of the photograph number indicated, from another angle. The purpose of "intermediate positions" and "other views" are to help clarify the exact body position of a movement or how to correctly turn or move in order to reach the final position of a movement.

The word "YAH" will indicate you are to sound off (yell "YAH") on that particular movement. When yelling YAH is required, force all of the air out of your body in one quick exhalation, through your mouth, while yelling "YAH". There are several reasons for yelling YAH. The yell temporarily startles your opponent. It allows you a better chance to absorb a blow should the opponent attack you at the same time. The yell also provides you with added power through muscle tension and focus of internal energy. When yelling YAH during a pattern, be sure to tense your lower abdomen and focus your attention on the area you are attacking. This will provide you with added speed and power.

At times a notation may be found underneath a photograph preceded by an asterisk. The notation usually refers to the speed you are to perform a movement or series of movements such as, "Perform this movement in a slow motion", or "Perform movements (number) and (number) in a fast motion". You should adjust the rhythm of your movements accordingly.

The word "Par Row" (Return to Ready Position), indicates you are to return to the same stance and hand position from which you began the pattern.



1

Choon Bee
(Ready Position)
Move your left foot one shoulder width to your left forming a parallel ready stance. Your feet face straight ahead, your fists are in front of your belt.
2

Intermediate Position
3

Movement 1
Move your left foot to "1" forming a left front stance while executing a low section block with left outer forearm. (YAH)
4

Intermediate Position
5

Movement 2
Move your right foot to "1" forming a right front stance while executing a middle section punch with right fist.
6

Intermediate Position
7

Intermediate Position
8

Movement 3
Move your right foot clockwise to "2" forming a right front stance while executing a low section block with right outer forearm.
9

Intermediate Position
10

Movement 4
Move your left foot to "2" forming a left front stance while executing a middle section punch with left fist.
11

Intermediate
Position
12

Intermediate
Position
13

Movement 5
Move your left foot to "4" forming a left front stance while executing a low section block with left outer forearm.
14

Intermediate
Position
15

Movement 6
Move your right foot to "4" forming a right front stance while executing a middle section punch with right fist.
16

Intermediate
Position
17

Intermediate
Position
18

Movement 7
Move your right foot clockwise to "3" forming a right front stance while executing a low section block with right outer forearm.
19

Movement 8
Move your left foot to "3" forming a left front stance while executing a middle section punch with left fist.
20

Intermediate
Position
21

Intermediate
Position
22

Movement 9
Move your left foot to "2" forming a right back stance while executing a middle section block with left inner forearm.
23

Intermediate
Position
24

Movement 10
Move your right foot to "2" forming a right front stance while executing a middle section punch with right fist.
25

Intermediate
Position
26

Intermediate
Position
27

Movement 11
Move your right foot clockwise to "1" forming a left back stance while executing a middle section block with right inner forearm.
28

Intermediate
Position
29

Movement 12
Move your left foot to "1" forming a left front stance while executing a middle section punch with left fist.
30

Intermediate
Position
31

Intermediate
Position
32

Movement 13
Move your left foot to "3" forming a right back stance while executing a middle section block with left inner forearm.
33

Intermediate
Position
34

Movement 14
Move your right foot to "3" forming a right front stance while executing a middle section punch with right fist.
35

Intermediate
Position
36

Intermediate
Position
37

Movement 15
Move your right foot clockwise to "4" forming a left back stance while executing a middle section block with right inner forearm.
38

Intermediate
Position
39

Movement 16
Move your left foot to "4" forming a left front stance while executing a middle section punch with left fist.
40

Intermediate
Position
41

Movement 17
Move your right foot to "4" forming a right front stance while executing a middle section punch with right fist.
42

Intermediate
Position
43

Movement 18
Move your right foot backward to "3" forming a left front stance while executing a middle section punch with left fist.
44

Movement 19
Move your left foot backward to "3" forming a right front stance while executing a middle section punch with right fist. (YAH)
45

Par Row
(Ready Position)
Bring your left forward and assume the Choon Bee (Ready Position).

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