Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 1st Geup High Red Belt
in preparation for their testing for 1st Dan Black Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Chung-Mu teul

 
Pattern History: Chung-Mu   [忠武] was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Sun-Sin of the Yi Dynasty.  He was reputed to have invented the first armored battleship (geobukseon) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine.  The reason why this pattern ends with a left-hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality, checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king.

Additional pattern history information.

Number of Movements:  30

Pattern Diagram: 

Choong-Mu

Step-by-Step Description of Movements:

The pattern begins when the instructor commands the student to come to attention (cha-ryeot).  When given this command, assume an Attention Stance on the X on the AB line, facing D.  This is followed by the instructor stating the pattern that the student will perform (Chung-Mu teul). 

O
n the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Parallel Ready Stance toward D.  Remain in this parallel ready stance toward D until given the command to begin the pattern. 

When the command to begin the pattern is given (si-jak), perform the following individual movements in sequence.  The pattern should be performed according to the guidelines listed in the section on essential points in performing patterns.
 

1.   Move the left foot to B to form a right L-stance toward B, while executing (half facing
           a twin knifehand block to B.

2.   Move the right foot to B to form a right walking stance toward B, while executing (full facing)
              a high front strike to B with the right knifehand, bringing the left backhand in front of 
              the forehead.

3.   Pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the
right foot to A to form a left
              L-stance toward A, while executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to A with
              the knifehand.

4.   Move the left foot to A to form a left walking stance toward A, while executing (full facing)
             a high front thrust to A with the left flat fingertip.

5.   Move the
left foot to D to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing (half facing)
             a middle guarding block to D with the knifehand.

6.   Pivot on the ball of the left foot to
form a left bending ready stance type A (half facing)
             toward C, while turning the face toward C.

7.   Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right footsword.  At the same time,
             execute a
high side punch to C with the right forefist.

8.   Lower the right foot to C to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing (half facing)
             a middle guarding block to D with the knifehand.

9.   Move the ball of the right foot to D, at the side front of the left foot, and then execute
             a fly
ing side piercing kick to D with the right footsword, while
holding the arms up
             naturally with both side fists toward D.  Then, land facing toward D to form a left
             L-stance toward D, while executing (half facing) a middle guarding block
             to D with the knifehand.

Perform this move in a step-jumping motion.


10.  Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to E
             to form a right L-stance toward E, while executing (half facing) a low block to E
            with the left outer forearm.

11.  Slip the left foot to E to form a left walking stance toward E, while extending (full facing)
            both hands upward as if to grab the opponent's head.

12.  Execute an upward kick to E with the right knee pulling both open hands downward
            to the same level as the elbows.

13.  Lower the ball of the right foot to the side of the left foot.  Then, while pivoting on the ball
            of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the
left foot to F to form a left walking 
            stance toward F, while executing (full facing) a high front strike to F with the right reverse 
            knifehand, bringing the left backhand under the right elbow joint.

14.  Execute a high turning kick to DF with the ball of the right foot, while
holding the arms up
            naturally with both side fists toward DF.  Then, lower the ball of the right foot to the side
            of the left foot with the right foot facing F.

Perform moves 14 and 15 in a fast motion.


15.  Pivoting on the ball of the right foot, execute a middle back piercing kick to F with the 
            left footsword, while
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward F.

16.  Lower the left foot to F to form a left L-stance toward E, while executing (half facing)
            a middle outer forearm guarding block to E.

17.  Execute a middle turning kick to DE with the ball of the left foot, while holding the arms up
            naturally with both side fists toward DE.

18.  Lower the ball of the left foot to the side of the right foot. Then, move the right foot to C to form
            a right fixed stance toward C, while executing (half facing) a U-shape block to C
            with reverse knifehands.

19.  Jump and spin around counterclockwise, landing on the same spot to form a left L-stance
            toward C, while executing (half facing) a middle knifehand guarding block to C.

Perform this move in a jumping motion.


20.  Move the left foot to C to form a left walking stance toward C, while executing (full facing)
            a low front thrust to C with the right upset fingertip.

21.  Pull the left foot straight toward the right foot to form a right L-stance toward C,
            while executing (half facing) a side back strike to D with the right backfist and
            a low block to C with the left outer forearm
. 
         Perform
this move with no balance recovery.
       

22.  Move the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C, while executing
            (full facing) a middle front thrust to C with the right straight fingertip, pulling the back
            of the left fingertips under the right elbow.

23.  Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the
left foot
            to B to form a left walking stance toward B, while executing (half facing)
            a high side block to B with the left double forearm.

24.  Pivoting on the ball of the left foot, move the right foot to B to form a sitting stance 
            toward C, while executing (full facing) a middle front block to C with the right outer forearm. 
            Then, while maintaining a sitting stance toward C, execute (side facing
            a high side strike to B with the right backfist.

Perform both of the techniques included in this move at regular speed.


25.  Pivoting on the ball of the left foot, execute a middle side piercing kick to A with
            the right footsword.  At the same time, execute a high side punch to A with the right forefist.

26.  Lower the ball of the right foot to A. Then, while pivoting on the ball of the right foot,
            e
xecute a middle side piercing kick to A with the left footsword.  At the same time, execute 
            a high side punch to A with the left forefist.

27.  Lower the ball of the left foot to A. Then, while pivoting on the ball of the left foot,
            move
the right foot to B to form a left L-stance toward B, while executing (half facing)
            a checking block to B with an X-knifehand.

28.  Move the left foot to B to form a left walking stance toward B, while executing
            (full facing) an upward block to B with a twin palm.

29.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the AB line
            (half a shoulder width toward D and half a shoulder width toward A).
           T
hen, while pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot
            to A to form a right walking stance toward A, while executing (full facing) a rising block
            to A with the right outer
forearm. 
         Perform
this move in a spot-turning motion - method one.

30.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward A, execute (full facing)
a middle front punch to A with the left forefist.

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Chung-Mu" as though
 it were a "gi-hap."  Remain in the position of this last move until given the command to return
to the ready position (
ba-ro).


END:
When the command to return to the ready position (ba-ro) is given, bring the left foot back
onto the AB line to form a parallel ready stance toward D.  Remain in this stance until given
the at-ease command (
swi-eot).




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