9th Kup


Terminology Applicable to 9th Kup

Yellow belt signifies the earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is laid.


What is a pattern? A pattern is a series of attacking and defensive movements designed to combat one or more imaginary opponents.

Chon-Ji (19 movements): 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 performed by the beginner.

The pattern consists of two similar parts—one to represent the heaven, the other, the earth.

Stances: General Terms:
Niunja Sogi L-stance An Makgi Inside Block
Annuro Makgi Inward Block
Body Parts: Bakat Makgi Outside Block
Ap Kumchi Front sole Bakurro Makgi Outward Block
Balkal Footsword Tul Pattern
Wen Left
Attacking movements: Orun Right
Ap Cha Busigi Front snap kick Nagagi Forward
Doo Jirugi Double punch Duruogi Backward
Yop Cha Jirugi Side piercing kick
Defensive movements:
Chookyo Makgi Rising block
Bakat Palmok Najunde Makgi Outer forearm low block
An Palmok Kaunde Makgi Inner forearm middle block
Sambo Matsoki Three-step sparring
(Attacker in walking stance, defender in parallel stance)

General Information:

  • When in L-stance (Niunja Sogi), the weight must be distributed 70% on the rear foot and 30% on the front foot. Toes should be 10-15 degrees forward & inward.
  • Front sole (Ap Kumchi) is used for front kick and turning kick.
  • Footsword (Balkal) is used for side piercing kick and back piercing kick.
  • The last two movements of pattern Chon-Ji are obverse punch (Barro Jirugi).
  • The two blocks used in Chon-Ji are outer forearm low block in walking stance (Gunnon So Bakat Palmok Najunde Makgi) and inner forearm middle block in L-stance (Niunja So An Palmok Kaunde Makgi).
  • There are 24 patterns in Taekwon-Do which symbolises 24 hours, or one day, or all of General Choi’s life which he has dedicated to the art.
  • Inside block (An makgi) is ANY block to the inside of your opponent’s attacking tool.
  • Inwards block (Annuro makgi) is ANY block travelling inwards across your own body.
  • Outside block (Bakat makgi) is ANY block to the outside of your opponent’s attacking
  • Outward block (Bakurro makgi) is ANY block travelling outwards across your own.
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