Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 4th Dan Black Belt
in preparation for their testing for 5th Dan Black Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Eul-Ji teul

 

Pattern History: Eul-Ji  [乙支] is named after general Eul-Ji Mun-Deok who successfully defended Korea against the Tang's invasion force of nearly one million soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 A.D.  Eul-Ji, employing hit and run guerilla tactics, was able to decimate a large percentage of the force.  The diagram is in the shape of the Chinese character () represents his surname.  The 42 movements represent age the of General Choi Hong-Hi when he designed the pattern.

Number of Movements:  42

Pattern Diagram: 

Ul-Ji



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 EF line, facing D.  This is followed by the instructor stating the pattern that the student will perform (Eul-Ji teul).  

On the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Parallel Stance with an X-Backhand toward D.  Remain in this parallel stance with an X-backhand 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 C to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a horizontal strike with twin side fists, keeping both arms straight. 

2.   Move the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a pressing block to D with an X-fist.
        Perform moves 2 and 3 in a continuous motion. 

3.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute a rising block
 
            (full facing) with an X-knifehand. 

4.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (full facing)
 
            a high front strike to D with the right knifehand, bringing the left finger belly
 
            on the right elbow joint. 

5.   Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the 
 
            left foot to C to form a sitting stance toward B, while executing
 
            (side facing) a horizontal strike to C with the left backhand, keeping
 
            the left arm straight. 

6.   Execute a middle crescent kick to C with the sole of the right foot,
 
            striking the left palm with the right foot.  

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

8.   While maintaining a sitting stance toward A, thrust (full facing) to B
 
            with the left back elbow, placing the right side fist on the left under fist. 

9.   While maintaining a sitting stance toward A, execute (full facing)
 
            side back strike to B with the right backfist and extending the 
 
            left arm to the side-downward. 

10.  Bring the left foot to the side of the right foot, to form a close stance
  
            toward D, while thrusting (full facing) with a twin side elbow. 

11.  Cross the left foot over the right foot, to form (full facing) a right X-stance
 
            toward D, turning the face toward A and keeping the position of
 
            the hands as they were in move 10 above (a twin side elbow thrust).
        Perform this move in a fast motion. 

12.  Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the right footsword,
 
            keeping the position of the hands as they were in move 11 above
 
            (a twin side elbow thrust). 

13.  Lower the ball of the right foot to A, then cross the left foot over the right
  
            foot to form a right X-stance toward D, while executing (full facing)
 
            a horizontal thrust with a twin elbow, turning the face toward A. 

14.  Move the right foot to A to form the sitting stance toward D, while executing
 
            (side facing) a right horizontal punch to A with the forefists. 

15.  While standing up toward D, execute (full facing) a high front strike to D
 
            with right knifehand, bringing the left backhand in front of the forehead.  

16.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot, move the left foot to B to form a
 
             right L-stance toward B, while executing (half facing) a twin knifehand
 
             block to B. 

17.  Jump and spin around clockwise, to execute a mid-air 180o back piercing kick
 
            to B with the right footsword, while
holding the arms up naturally with both 
             side fists toward B.
        Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

18.  Land facing toward B to form a right walking stance toward B, while executing
 
            (half facing) a middle block to B with the right double forearm. 

19.  Bring the left foot to the side of the right foot to form a (full facing)
 
            close ready stance type B toward D. 

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

21.  Move the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D, while 
 
            executing (full facing) a rising block with the left outer forearm.      

22.  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 21 above
 
            (a rising block with the left outer forearm). 

23.  Lower the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while 
 
            executing (full facing) a high front punch to D with the right forefist. 

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

25.  Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move 
 
            the left foot to D to form a sitting stance toward A, while executing 
 
            (side facing) a high side strike to D with the left backfist. 

26.  Pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
            move the right foot to F to form a (full facing) right walking ready
 
            stance toward F.  

27. Jump to execute a flying high kick to F with the ball of the right foot,
 
            while
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward F.
        Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

28.  Land facing toward F to form a right fixed stance toward F, while executing
 
            (half facing) a checking block to F with an X-knifehand. 

29.  Move the left foot to F to form a right L-stance toward F, while executing
 
            (half facing) a pressing block to F with an X-fist.       

30.  Execute a middle side front snap kick to F with the ball of the left foot, while 
 
            executing (full facing) a middle wedging block with the inner forearms. 

31.  Lower the left foot to F to form a left walking stance toward F, while executing 
             (full facing) a high vertical punch to F with a twin forefist.
 

32.  Move the right foot to F to form a right fixed stance toward F, while executing
 
            (half facing) a middle outward block to F with the right knifehand and
 
            a middle pushing block to F with the left palm. 

33.  Move the left foot to F in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward F,
 
            while executing (half facing) a middle punch to F with the left forefist.
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

34.  Move the ball of the left foot to the side rear of the right foot, then move
 
            the right foot to E to form aright L-stance toward F.  Then, jumping
 
            toward E (about one and a half shoulder widths), land facing toward F 
 
            to form a right L-stance toward F, while executing (half facing
 
            a middle guarding block to F with the outer forearm.
        Perform this move in a double-stepping, jumping motion. 

35.  Execute a middle turning kick to DF with the ball of the right foot, while
holding
            the arms up naturally with both side fists toward DF. 

36.  Lower the ball of the right foot to F with the right foot facing F, then 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. 

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

38.  Move the left foot to E to form a left L-stance toward F, while executing
 
            (half facing) an upward block to F with the right palm. 

39.  Pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the 
 
            right foot to E to form a right walking stance to E, while executing 
 
            (reverse half facing) a circular block to ED with the left inner forearm. 

40.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a right walking stance toward DF,
 
            while executing (reverse half facing) a circular block to D with the
 
            right inner forearm, while forming a right walking stance toward DF. 

41.  Move the left foot on the EF line to form a sitting stance toward D, while 
 
            executing (full facing) a middle front punch to D with the left forefist. 

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

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "
Eul-Ji" 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 toward
the right foot to form a parallel stance with an X-backhand toward D.  Remain in this stance
until given the at-ease command (
swi-eot).
   



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