ITF Taekwondo Pattern 4 – Won-Hyo

ITF Taekwondo Pattern 4 – Won-Hyo

This page provides details for ITF Taekwondo Pattern Won-Hyo. This is the fourth pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students. Written step-by-step instructions and videos for this Taekwondo pattern are located below.

Won-Hyo was a monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 AD. For the meaning of other ITF Taekwondo patterns, please visit our Meaning of ITF Patterns section.

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

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Instructional Video for ITF Pattern Won-Hyo

Demonstration Video of ITF Pattern 4 (Won-Hyo)

Demonstration Video of ITF Pattern 4 (Won-Hyo)

Written Instructions for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 4

There are 28 movements in this ITF pattern. In order to perform Won-Hyo accurately, you will need to work on your Taekwondo stances.

Student begins at C facing towards D (see position diagram below) and in the closed ready stance A.

  1. Turn left 90 degrees, move the left foot towards B into a right L-stance and execute a twin forearm block
  2. High inward strike with a right knife-hand while bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder and maintaining a right L-stance toward B
  3. Middle punch towards B with the left fist while forming a left fixed stance toward B, slipping the left foot towards B
  4. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot towards A, forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a twin forearm block
  5. High inward strike towards A with the left knife-hand while bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward A
  6. Middle punch to A with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A
  7. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then turn the face toward D while forming a right bending ready stance A toward D
  8. Middle side piercing kick towards D with the left foot
  9. Lower the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block with a knife-hand
  10. Move the right foot towards D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a guarding block with a knife-hand
  11. Move the left foot towards D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block with a knife-hand
  12. Move the right foot towards D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle thrust with the right straight finger tip
  13. Move the left foot towards E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E and, at the same time, executing a twin forearm block
  14. High inward strike towards E with the right knife-hand while bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder, maintaining a right L-stance toward E
  15. Middle punch towards E with the left fist while forming a left fixed stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E
  16. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot towards F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin forearm block
  17. High inward strike towards F with the left knife-hand while bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward F
  18. Middle punch towards F with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F
  19. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance while executing a circular block to CF with the right inner forearm
  20. Low front snap kick to C with the right foot – keep hands in same position as step 19
  21. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance towards C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist
  22. Circular block to CE with the left inner forearm while maintaining a right walking stance towards C
  23. Low front snap kick towards C with the left foot – keep hands in same position as step 22
  24. Lower the left foot towards C forming a left walking stance towards C while executing a middle punch with the right fist
  25. Turn face towards C forming a left bending ready stance A towards C
  26. Middle side piercing kick towards C with the right foot
  27. Lower the right foot on line CD and then move the left foot to B, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance while executing a middle guarding block with right forearm
  28. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot towards A forming a left L-stance while executing a middle guarding block with the left forearm

Final step – Bring the right foot back and return to ready position

Reference Sources

  1. ITF pattern instructions were kindly provided by TKDrevision.com, http://www.tkdrevision.com/

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