Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 2nd Dan Black Belt
in preparation for their testing for 3rd Dan Black Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Go-Dang teul

 

Pattern History: Go-Dang  [古堂] is the pseudonym of the patriot Cho Man-Sik, who dedicated his life to the Independence Movement and education of his people.  The 39 movements in this pattern signify his times of imprisonment and his birthplace on the 39th parallel.

Number of Movements:  39

Pattern Diagram: 

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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 (Go-Dang teul).  

On the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Close Ready Stance type C toward D.  Remain in this close ready stance type C 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 right foot to AC to form a sitting stance toward AD, while executing
 
             (full facing) a middle side front pushing block to AD with the left palm. 

2.   While maintaining a sitting stance toward AD, execute (full facing)
 
             a middle front punch to AD with the right forefist.  

3.   Move the right foot onto the CD line to form a right L-stance toward D, while 
 
             executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm. 

4.   While maintaining a right L-stance toward D, execute (half facing) a low block 
 
             to AD with the right outer forearm and a middle side block to D with 
 
             the left inner forearm. 

5.   Move the left foot to BC to form a sitting stance toward BD, while executing
 
             (full facing) a middle side front pushing block to BD with the right palm. 

6.   While maintaining a sitting stance toward BD, execute (full facing)
 
             a middle front punch to BD with the left forefist.  

7.   Move the left foot onto the CD line to form a left L-stance toward D, while 
 
             executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm.  

8.   While maintaining a left L-stance toward D, execute (half facing) a low block
 
             to BD with the left outer forearm and a middle side block to D
 
             with the right inner forearm. 

9.   Pivot on the ball of the left foot to form a left bending ready stance type B 
             (full facing) toward D, turning the face clockwise toward C.  

10.  Execute a middle back piercing kick to C with the right footsword,
 
             keeping the hands as they were in move 9 above (fists held out
 
             to the side of the thighs).  

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

12.  Pivot on the ball of the right foot to form a right bending ready stance type B 
             (full facing) toward D, turning the face counterclockwise toward C.  

13. Execute a middle back piercing kick to C with the left footsword,
 
              keeping the hands as they were in move 12 above (fists held out
 
             to the side of the thighs). 

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

15.  Move the right foot to C to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing
 
             (half facing) a downward thrust to D with a left straight elbow.  

16.  Move the left foot to C to form a left L-stance toward D, while executing
 
             (half facing) a downward thrust to D with a right straight elbow. 

17.  Move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
 
             (full facing) a pressing block to D with the right palm.
 
         Perform this move in a slow motion sliding the left foot.  

18.  Move the right foot to D, to form a right walking stance toward D, while 
 
             executing (full facing) a pressing block to D with the left palm.
 
         Perform this move in a slow motion sliding the right foot. 

19.  Move the right foot to C to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing
 
             (half facing) a downward block to D with the left outer forearm. 

20.  Move the right foot to D to form a left L-stance toward D, while executing
 
             (half facing) a downward block to D with the right outer forearm.  

21.  Move the left foot to D to form a right rear foot stance toward D,
 
             while executing an upward block (half facing) to D with the left palm.      

22.  Move the right foot to D to form a left rear foot stance toward D,
 
             while executing an upward block (half facing) to D with the right palm. 

23.  Move the right foot to C to form a right rear foot stance toward D, then 
 
             execute a middle side front snap kick to D with the ball of the left foot,
 
             keeping the position of the hands as they were in move 22 above
 
             (an upward block with the right palm). 

24.  Lower the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while 
 
             executing (full facing) a high inward strike to D with a twin knifehand.
 
         Perform moves 24 and 25 in a continuous motion. 

25.  While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (full facing)
 
             a rising block to D with the left knifehand.  

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

27.  Slip the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
 
             (full facing) a downward front punch to D with the right forefist to D. 

28.  Move the ball of the left foot to the side rear of the right foot, then move
 
             the right foot to C in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward D,
 
             while executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the knifehand.
 
         Perform this move in a double-stepping, sliding motion. 

29.  Jump and land on the same spot to form a right L-stance toward D, while 
 
             executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the knifehand.
 
         Perform this move in a jumping motion.                    

30.  Move the right foot toward D in a jumping motion (about one and a half
 
             shoulder widths in front of the left foot), landing to form a right X-stance
 
             toward BD, while executing (half facing) a high side strike to D
 
             with the right backfist.
         Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

31.  Move the left foot to C to form a left walking stance toward C, while executing
 
             (half facing) a high side block to C with the left outer forearm. 

32.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the CD line
 
             (half a shoulder width toward B and half a shoulder width toward D).
 
             Then, pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the 
 
             right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing 
 
             (half facing) a high side block to D with the right outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in a spot-turning motion – method one. 

33.  Move the left foot to D to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing
 
             (half facing) an upset punch to D with the right forefist, pulling the 
              left side fist in front of the right shoulder. 

34.  Execute a middle hooking kick to A with the side instep of the right foot,
 
             while holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward A. 

35.  Lower the right foot to A to form a left L-stance toward A, while executing
 
             (half facing) a high side cross cut to A with the right flat fingertip. 

36.  Bring the ball of the right foot to the side of the left foot facing D.  Then, execute
 
             a middle hooking kick to B with the side instep of the left foot, while holding
              the arms up naturally with both side fists toward B. 

37.  Lower the left foot to B to form a right L-stance toward B, while executing
 
             (half facing) a high side cross cut to B with the left flatfingertip. 

38.  Bring the ball of the left foot to the side of the right foot facing D, then move
 
             the right foot to A to form a left L-stance toward A, while executing
 
             (half facing) a high guarding block to A with the knifehand. 

39.  Bring the ball of the right foot to the side of the left foot facing D, then move
 
             the left foot to B to form a right L-stance toward B, while executing
 
             (half facing) a high guarding block to B with the knifehand.           

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Go-Dang" 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
to the right foot to form a close ready stance type C toward D.  Remain in this stance until given
the at-ease command (
swi-eot). 
    



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