ITF Taekwondo Pattern 1 (Chon-Ji) - Videos & Written Instructions

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ITF Taekwondo Pattern 1 (Chon-Ji) - Videos & Written Instructions

This page provides details for ITF Taekwondo Pattern Chon-Ji. Chon-Ji is the first pattern taught to new ITF Taekwondo students. For additional ITF pattern information (i.e. Do-San), visit the main ITF Taekwondo patterns section.

Written step-by-step instructions and videos for this Taekwondo pattern are located below. 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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Meaning of ITF Pattern 1 (Chon-Ji)

Chon-Ji means literally the heaven and the earth. In the orient, it is interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history. Therefore, this is the initial pattern learned by a beginner.

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Demonstration Video of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 1 (Chon-Ji)

Demonstration Video of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 1 (Chon-Ji)

Written Instructions for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 1 (Chon-Ji)

In order to perform Chon-Ji accurately, you will need to work on your Taekwondo stances.

There are 19 movements in this ITF pattern.

  • Start in the Joon-Bi or Ready stance
  • Turn left 90 degrees, move left leg and go into a walking stance (left leg forward), low block with left arm
  • Step forward into walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, walking stance with right leg forward, low block with right arm
  • Step forward into walking stance with left leg forward, left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, front stance with left leg forward, low block with left arm
  • Step forward into walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, walking stance with right leg forward, low block with right arm
  • Step forward into walking stance with left leg forward, left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, L-stance (back stance) with left leg forward, left outside block with inner portion of forearm
  • Step forward into walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, L-stance (back stance) with right leg forward, right outside block with inner portion of forearm
  • Step forward into left walking stance, left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, L-stance (back stance) with left leg forward, left outside block with inner portion of forearm
  • Step forward into right walking stance, right middle punch
  • Turn 180 degrees, L-stance (back stance) with right leg forward, right outside block with inner portion of forearm
  • Step forward into a walking stance with left leg forward, left middle punch
  • Step forward into a walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch
  • Step back into a walking stance with left leg forward, left middle punch
  • Step back into a walking stance with right leg forward, right middle punch, yell "Kihap"!
  • When Master says "Bah Ro", move left leg forward into Ready stance.

ITF Taekwondo Pattern 1 (Chon-Ji) Position Diagram

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References

  1. Instructions were kindly provided by TaekwondoAnimals.com and may not be copied without permission from TaekwondoAnimals.com, Taekwondo Forms, Poomse & Poomsae, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-forms.asp
  2. TKDrevision.com, Position Diagram, http://www.tkdrevision.com


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