Joong-Gun is named after Ahn Joong-Gun, who assasinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the Japanese governor general of Korea, known as the man who played a leading part in the Korea-Japan merger.

Movements: The thirty two movements of this pattern represent Mr Ahn's age when he was executed at Lui-Shung prison in 1910.

Theory:

  • Korean terminology (English then Korean)
  • Punch - Jirugi (ji-roo-jhee)
  • Kick - Chagi
  • Stance - Sogi
  • New Stance: Rear foot stance & Low Stance

Grading Requirements:

  • All patterns up to and including Joong-Gun
  • 3 Step Sparring 1-10
  • 2 Step Sparring 1-6
  • 1 Step Sparring No.1 (and one of your own)
  • Padwork: 1-6

PATTERN: JOONG GUN

THREE STEP SPARRING 9 & 10

TWO STEP SPARRING 5 & 6

ONE STEP SPARRING

PADWORK SYLLABUS 5-6

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History:

Through long periods of history, the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Japanese. At the turn of the century, the occupation regime was particularly harsh, with the Japanese suppressing any hint of Korean culture.

This pattern celebrates the Korean spirit of wanting to break free from oppression and seek justice and fairness.