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UKTC North East Taekwon-Do
With Mr William McElhone V

Email: williammcelhone@yahoo.com
Telephone: 07971 818 282


UKTC North East Taekwon-Do

With Mr William McElhone V

Email: williammcelhone@yahoo.com
Telephone: 07971 818 282

Blue Belt Grading Requirements

Pattern: Joong Gun No. of Steps:  32

Pattern Meaning:

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 of the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements to represent Mr Ahn’s age when he was executed in Lui-Shung prison in 1910

Colour Meaning:

Blue - Signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do develops.
Stances and Techniques Terminology:
High Outer Forearm Block Nopunde Bakat Palmok Makgi
Reverse Punch Bandae Jirugi
L-Stance Knife-hand Guarding Block Niunja So Sonkal Daebi Makgi
Straight Finger-Tip Thrust Sun Sonkut Tulgi
Wedging Block Hechyo Makgi
Back Fist Strike Dung Joomuk Taerigi
Sitting Stance Knife-hand Strike Annun So Sonkal Taerigi
Guarding Block  Daebi Makgi 
3-Step Sparring Sambo Matsogi
Free-Sparring Jayu Matsogi
Downward Kick Naeryo Chagi
Reverse Turning Kick Bandai Dollyo Chagi

Joong Gun Movements:
Ready Posture: Closed Ready Stance B
Step 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.
Step 2. Execute a low side front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 5. Execute a low side front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 8. Execute a right upper elbow strike while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.
Step 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.
Step 10. Execute a left upper elbow strike while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 16. 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 19. 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.
Step 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.
Step 21. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.
Step 22. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
Step 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.
Step 24. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a left L-stance toward C, pulling the right foot.
Step 25. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the left foot.
Step 26. Lower the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing amiddle guarding block to C with the forearm.
Step 27. 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..
Step 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.
Step 29. 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.
Step 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.
Step 31. Move the right foot to A forming a right fixed stance toward A while executing a U-shape block to A.
Step 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.
End: Bring the foot back to a ready position.