CHON JI (Tul)

19 MOVEMENTS

MEANING

MOVEMENTS

DIAGRAM

Chon‐Ji means literally "the Heaven the Earth". It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern preformed by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth.

 

Literal meaning of Chon‐Ji is "Heaven and Earth," which in the Orient symbolizes the creation of the world and the beginning of human history. Chon‐Ji was named after Lake Chon‐Ji, a lake that fills the crater on top of the extinct volcano Paektu‐San on the border of North Korea and China. It is 2,749 metres above sea level, covers 14.4 square metres and is 384 metres deep at its deepest point, making it possibly the deepest volcanic lake on earth. It is said that General Choi, Hong‐Hi named the pattern after the lake because the water is so clear and calm that you can literally see the Heaven meeting the Earth.

Chon‐Ji is appropriately named because creation is the starting point of all things and this pattern establishes a foundation for the remaining patterns. The pattern consists of two similar parts: one part representing heaven and the other earth. Stances and techniques in this pattern comprise the basic movements required for mastery of all 24 patterns.

 

 

 Ready Posture – Parallel Ready Stance

1. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left forearm.

2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking 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 walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the right forearm.

4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist.

5. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.

6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking 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 walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the right forearm.

8. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.

9. Move the left foot to A forming a right L‐stance toward A while executing a middle block to A with the left inner forearm.

10. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking 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 L‐stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the right inner forearm.

12. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the left fist.

13. Move the left foot to C forming a right L‐stance toward C while executing a middle block to C with the left inner forearm.

14. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking 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 L‐stance toward D while executing a middle block to D with the right inner forearm.

16. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.

17. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

18. Move the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.

19. Move the left foot to C forming a right walking 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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