ITF Taekwondo Pattern 6 – Joong-Gun

ITF Taekwondo Pattern – Joong-Gun

This page teaches you how to perform ITF Taekwondo Pattern Joong-Gun. This is usually the sixth pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students. Written step-by-step instructions and videos for this Taekwondo pattern are located below.

Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910). For the meaning of other ITF Taekwondo patterns, please visit our Meaning of ITF Patterns section.

For additional ITF pattern information (i.e. Do-San), visit the main ITF Taekwondo patterns section. If you are looking for WTF Taekwondo forms (i.e. Taegeuk Il-Jang), please go to the main WTF Taekwondo Forms section.

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Instructional Video for ITF Pattern Joong-Gun

Demonstration Video of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 6 (Joong-Gun)

Demonstration Video of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 6 (Joong-Gun)

Written Instructions for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 6

There are 32 movement in this ITF pattern. In order to perform Joong-Gun accurately, you will need to work on your Taekwondo stances.

Students start at C facing towards D (see position diagram below) and in a closed ready stance B

  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.

Reference Sources

  1. TKDrevision.com, ITF Pattern Written Instructions, http://www.tkdrevision.com/

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