Instructions for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 8 (Hwa-Rang)

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Instructions for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 8 (Hwa-Rang)

This page will help you to learn ITF Taekwondo Pattern Hwa-Rang. 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.

Meaning of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 8 (Hwa-Rang)

Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty (about 600 AD) early 7th Century. The Hwa-Rang youth group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three Kingdoms of Korea.

The 29 movements of Hwa-Rang refer to the 29th Infantry Division (where Taekwondo as a martial arts developed into maturity).

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Instructional Video for ITF Pattern Hwa-Rang

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Written Instructions for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 8

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

There are 29 movements in this ITF pattern.

Students start at C facing towards D (see position diagram below) and in closed ready stance C

  1. Turn left 90 degrees, move left foot towards B to form a sitting stance while executing a middle pushing block towards D with the left palm
  2. Middle punch towards D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D
  3. Middle punch towards D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D
  4. Twin forearm block while forming a left L-stance toward A, pivoting with the left foot
  5. Upward punch with the left fist while pulling 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 in a sliding motion
  7. Downward strike with the right knife-hand while forming a left vertical stance toward A, pulling the right foot
  8. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist
  9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm
  10. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  11. Pull the left foot toward the right foot while bringing the left palm to the right forefist, at the same time bending the right elbow about 45 degrees outward
  12. Middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot while pulling both hands in the opposite direction and then lower it to D forming a left L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand
  13. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist
  14. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D at the same time executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  15. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with a knife-hand
  16. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a middle thrust to E with the right straight finger tip
  17. Move the right foot on line EF forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand
  18. High turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to F
  19. High turning kick to CF with the left foot and then lower it to F forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand - Execute steps 18 and 19 in rapid sequence.
  20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm
  21. Middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot
  22. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist
  23. Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist
  24. Pressing block with an X-fist while forming a left walking stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C
  25. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion forming a right L-stance toward D while thrusting to C with the right side elbow
  26. Bring the left foot to the right foot, turning counter clockwise to form a closed stance toward B while executing a side front block with the right inner forearm while extending the left forearm to the side downward
  27. Side front block with the left inner forearm, extending the right forearm to the side downward while maintaining a closed stance toward B
  28. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand
  29. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand

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

ITF Taekwondo Pattern 8 (Hwa-Rang) Position Diagram

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References

  1. Written instructions kindly provided by TKDrevision.com, http://www.tkdrevision.com


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