Chon-Ji

Chon-Ji – Literally means “Heaven & Earth”.

Chon-Ji is interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history. It is therefore the initial pattern performed by a beginner during their creation and entrance into the world of Tae Kwon Do.

The first part of the form consists of low blocks, representing the Earth. In the second half of the form the inner-forearm blocks represent the Heavens. The two parts are ended by an extra punch and two punches moving backwards.

Both parts can be broken down into four sections consisting of a block and a punch. All punched are mid-section punches with the four sections symbolizing the four elements: Heaven & Earth, Fire, Water, and Earth & Spirit.

Chon-Ji
19 Moves

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The illustrations for this pattern assume that the student is standing on line AB and facing D.

Ready Posture – PARALLEL READY STANCE

 

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a left forward stance toward B while executing a downward block.
  2. Move the right foot to B forming a right forward stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the right fist.
  3. Move the right foot to A, turning clockwise to form a right forward stance toward A while executing a downward block.
  4. Move the left foot to A forming a left forward stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist.
  5. Move the left foot to D forming a left forward stance toward D while executing a downward block.
  6. Move the right foot to D forming a right forward stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  7. Move the right foot to C turning clockwise to form a right forward stance toward C while executing a downward block.
  8. Move the left foot to C forming a left forward stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.
  9. Move the left foot to A forming a right back stance toward A while executing a left circular inner forearm block to A.
  10. Move the right foot to A forming a right forward stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the right fist.
  11. Move the right foot to B turning clockwise to form a left back stance toward B while executing a right circular inner forearm block to B.
  12. Move the left foot to B forming a left forward stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the left fist.
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a right back stance toward C while executing a left circular inner forearm block to C.
  14. Move the right foot to C forming a right forward stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
  15. Move the right foot to D turning clockwise to form a left back stance toward D while executing a right circular inner forearm block to D.
  16. Move the left foot to D forming a left forward stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.
  17. Move the right foot to D forming a right forward stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  18. Move the right foot to C forming a left forward stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.
  19. Move the left foot to C forming a right forward stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

 

END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture.

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