Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 3rd Dan Black Belt
in preparation for their testing for 4th Dan Black Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Choi-Yeong teul

 

Pattern History: Choi-Yeong  [崔榮] is named after General Choi-Yeong, premier and commander in chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Goryeo Dynasty.  Choi-Yeong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. He was executed by his subordinate commanders headed by general Yi Seong-Gye, who later became the first King of the Yi Dynasty.

Number of Movements:  46

Pattern Diagram: 

Ch'oi-Yong


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 (Choi-Yeong 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 left foot to D to form a right rear foot stance toward D, while executing
             (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm. 

2.   While maintaining a right rear foot stance toward D, execute (half facing)
 
             a high punch to D with the left middle knuckle fist, with the left arm straight
 
             and the left side fist facing downward. 

3.   Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the CD line about
 
             1/2 foot length toward A and 1/4 foot length toward C).  Then move
 
             the right foot to C to form a left rear foot stance toward C, while executing
 
             (half facing) a middle guarding block to C with the outer forearm.
          Perform this move in a spot-turning motion - method one 

4.   While maintaining a left rear foot stance toward C, execute (half facing)
 
             a high punch to C with the right middle knuckle fist, with the right arm
 
             straight and the right side fist facing downward.                                       

5.   Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the right foot on the CD line
 
            (about 1/2 foot length toward A and 1/4 foot length toward D).  Then
  
            move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while 
 
             executing (full facing) a rising block to D with the left knifehand.
          Perform this move in a spot-turning motion - method one. 

6.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (reverse half facing)
 
             a circular block to AD with the right inner forearm.  

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

8.   Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the CD line
 
             (half a shoulder width toward A and half a shoulder width toward C).
 
             Then move the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C,
 
             while executing (full facing) a rising block to C with the right knifehand.
          Perform this move in a spot-turning motion - method one. 

9.   While maintaining a right walking stance toward C, execute (reverse
 
              half facing) a circular block to AC with the left inner forearm. 

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

11.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the right foot on the CD line
 
             (half a shoulder width toward A and half a shoulder width toward D).
 
             Then move the left foot to D to form a right L-stance toward D, while
 
             executing (half facing) a low guarding block to D with the knifehand.
          Perform this move in a spot-turning motion - method one. 

12.  Execute a middle turning kick to AD with the ball of the right foot, while
  
           
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward AD. Then,
              lower the ball of the right foot to the side front of the left foot. 

13.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
             execute a high reverse hook kick to D with the back heel of the left foot,
 
             while
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward D.
          Perform moves 13 and 14 in a consecutive kicking motion. 

14.  Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the left footsword, pulling 
 
             both hands in the opposite direction to the front of the right chest. 

15.  Lower the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
 
             (full facing) a front strike to D with the right elbow, striking the left palm
 
             and finger belly with the right elbow.  

16.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the CD line
 
             (half a shoulder width toward A and half a shoulder width toward C).
 
             Then move the right foot to C to form a left L-stance toward C, while 
 
             executing (half facing) a low guarding block to C with the knifehand.
          Perform this move in a spot-turning motion - method one. 

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

18.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, execute
 
             a high reverse hook kick to C with the back heel of the right foot,
 
             while
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward C.
          Perform moves 18 and 19 in a consecutive kicking motion. 

19.  Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right footsword, pulling
              both hands in the opposite direction to the front of the left chest.
 

20.  Lower the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C,
              while executing (full facing) a strike to C with the left front elbow,
 
             striking the right palm and finger belly with the left elbow. 

21.  Move the left foot to C to form a left walking stance toward C, while 
 
             executing (full facing) a pressing block to C with the right palm.
          Perform moves 21 and 22 in a fast motion.   

22.  Move the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C,
 
             while executing (full facing) a pressing block to C with the left palm. 

23.  Move the ball of the right foot to the side rear of the left foot, then pivoting
 
             on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot
 
             to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing (full facing)
 
             a W-shape block with the knifehands.
          Perform this move in a double-stepping, turning motion. 

24.  Execute a middle front snap kick to D with the ball of the right foot,
 
             keeping the position of the hands as they were in move 23 above
 
             (an outward W-shape block with the knifehands). 

25.  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 outer forearm. 

26.  Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D,
 
             while executing (full facing) a W-shape block with the knifehands.  

27.  Execute a middle front snap kick to D with the ball of the left foot,
 
             keeping the position of the hands as they were in move 26 above
 
             (an outward W-shape block with the knifehands). 

28.  Lower the left foot to D to form a left L-stance toward C, while executing
 
             (half facing) a middle guarding block to C with the outer forearm. 

29.  Move the ball of the left foot to the side front of the right foot, and then
 
             pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning clockwise, move the left foot
 
             to C in a sliding motion to form a left L-stance toward D, while executing
             (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with theouter forearm.
          Perform this move in a double-stepping, turning, sliding motion.          

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

31.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the CD line
 
             (half a shoulder width toward A and half a shoulder width toward C).  Then 
 
             move the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C, while 
 
             executing (full facing) a high front thrust to C with the right flat fingertip.
          Perform this move in a spot-turning motion – method one. 

32.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot
             to D to form a parallel stance toward B, while executing (full facing)
 
            a middle hooking block to B with the right palm. 

33.  While maintaining a parallel stance toward B, execute (full facing)
 
             a middle front punch to B with the left forefist. 

34.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, form (half facing)
 
             a left bending ready stance type A toward A, while turning the face toward A. 

35.  Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the right footsword, forming
 
             a forearm guarding block toward A. 

36.  Lower the right foot to A in a jumping motion, landing to form a right X-stance
              toward AD, while executing (half facing) a high side strike to A
 
             with the right backfist, bringing the left finger belly to the right side fist.
          Perform this move in jumping motion. 

37.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, execute
 
             a high reverse hook kick to B with the back heel of the right foot,
 
             forming a forearm guarding block with the side fists toward B at shoulder level. 

38.  Lower the right foot to B in a stamping motion to form a left L-stance
 
             toward B, while executing (half facing) a middle outward strike
 
             to B with the right knifehand.
          Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

39.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move 
 
             the left foot to D to form a parallel stance toward A, while executing 
 
             (full facing) a middle hooking block to A with the left palm. 

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

41.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
             form (half facing) a right bending ready stance type A toward B,
 
             while turning the face toward B. 

42.  Execute a middle side piercing kick to B with the left footsword, forming
 
             a forearm guarding block toward B. 

43.  Lower the left foot to B in a jumping motion, landing to form a left X-stance
 
             toward BD, while executing (half facing) a high side strike to B
 
             with the left backfist, bringing the right finger belly to the left side fist.
          Perform this move in jumping motion. 

44.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
             execute a high reverse hook kick to A with the back heel of the left foot,
 
             forming a forearm guarding block with the fists toward A at shoulder level. 

45.  Lower the left foot to A in a stamping motion to form a right L-stance
 
             toward A, while executing (half facing) a middle outward strike to A
 
             with the left knifehand.
          Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

46.  Move the right foot to A in a sliding motion to form a right fixed stance
 
             toward A, while executing (half facing) a middle punch to A
 
             with the right forefist.
          Perform this move in a sliding motion.  

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Choi-Yeong" 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 right foot to the left
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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