9th Kup -Yellow Tag

The colour yellow represents the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as Taekwondo foundation is being laid.

Theory:

  • Chon Ji literally means heaven and earth. It is, in the orient, interpretated as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history. Therefore it is the initial pattern learnt by a beginner.
  • It consists of 19 moves and is in two separate parts - one to represent Heaven and the other Earth
  • A pattern is a set of fundamental movements, mainly attack and defence to deal with one or more imaginary opponents and is an indication of a students progress
  • We bow in Taekwondo to show respect to the training hall (Dojang), our instructors and fellow students. Bowing is an international sign of respect and humility.

Practical:

A. Four Directional Punching (5-8):

CHON JI

Movements:

There are nineteen movements in the pattern which consists of two similar parts: eight on the first representing"the Heaven" and eleven in the second "the Earth".

Extra Theory: See attached

History:

Chon-ji, "heavenly" lake, is also the name given a large crater lake on Paektu Mountain in the Ryanggang Province of what is now North Korea and is actually an extinct volcano said to have been the first residence of the legendary founder of Korea, Dan-Gun. It is the highest peak in Korea and often referred to as the "Roof of Korea"