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:

        Mun-Mu teul

 

Pattern History: Mun-Mu  [文武] honors the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Daewangam (Great King's Rock).  According to his will, the body was placed in the sea "where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese." It is said that the Seokgulam (Stone Cave) was built to guard his tomb.  The Seokgulam is a fine example of the culture of the Silla Dynasty.  The 61 movements in this pattern symbolize the last two figures of 661 A.D. when Mun-Mu came to the throne.

Number of Movements:  61

Pattern Diagram: 

Mun-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 (Mun-Mu teul).  

On 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.   Form (half facing) a right bending ready stance type A toward B,
              while turning the face toward B.
          Perform this move in a slow motion.

2.   Execute a high side piercing kick to B with the left footsword.  At the same 
             
time, execute a high side punch to B with the left forefist.
          Perform moves 2 and 3 in a double kicking motion, as well as performing
             move 2 in a slow motion and move 3 at regular speed.
 

3.   Execute a high side piercing kick to B with the left footsword.  At the same time,
            execute a high side punch to B with the left forefist.

4.   Lower the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing  
            (full facing) a middle side front thrust to D with the right flat fingertip.
 

5.   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,
            while
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward B.
          Perform this move in a slow motion.    

6.   Lower the right foot to B in a jumping motion, landing to form a right X-stance 
             toward C, while executing (side facing) a middle side strike to B
            with the right knifehand.
          Perform this move in jumping motion.  

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

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

9.   Pull the left reverse footsword to the right knee joint to form a right one-leg  
            stance toward D, while executing (full facing) a high side block to B with 
            the left knifehand and a low side block to A with the right knifehand.
         
Perform this move in a slow motion. 

10.  Lower the left foot to the side of the right foot, then form a left bending ready stance 
              type A (half facing) toward A, while turning the face toward A.
          Perform this move in a slow motion. 

11.  Execute a high side piercing kick to A with the right footsword. At the same time,
              execute a high side punch to A with the right forefist.
          Perform moves 11 and 12 in a double kicking motion, as well as 
             performing move 11 in a slow motion and move 12 at regular speed.
 

12.  Execute a high side piercing kick to A with the right footsword. At the same time,
             execute a high side punch to A with the right forefist.
 

13.  Lower the right foot to A to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
              a middle side front thrust (full facing) to D with the left flat fingertip.
 

14.  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, while 
             
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward A.
          Perform this move in a slow motion. 

15.  Lower the left foot to A in a jumping motion, landing to form a left X-stance toward C, 
              while executing (side facing) a middle side strike to A with the left knifehand.
          Perform this move in jumping motion.  

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

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

18.  Pull the right reverse footsword to the left knee joint to form a left one-leg stance 
              toward D, while executing (full facing) a high side block to A with the right 
              knifehand and a low side block to B with the left knifehand.
          Perform this move in a slow motion. 

19.  Form (full facing) a left bending ready stance type B toward D, 
              while turning the face toward C.
 

20.  Execute a high back piercing kick to C with the right footsword, keeping the
              hands as they were in move 19 above (fists held out to the side of the thighs).
          Perform this move in a slow motion. 

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

22.  Form (full facing) a right bending ready stance type B toward D, 
              while turning the face toward C.
 

23.  Execute a high back piercing kick to C with the left footsword, keeping the hands 
              as they were in move 22 above (fists held out to the side of the thighs).
          Perform this move in a slow motion. 

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

25.  Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion to form a right rear foot stance toward D, 
              while executing (half facing) a downward block with the left palm.
          Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

26.  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 25 above 
              (a downward block with the left palm). 
 

27.  Lower the ball of the left foot to D, and then move the right foot to C in 
              a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward A, while executing
              (side facing) a middle side strike to C with the right side fist.
          Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

28.  While sliding to C and maintaining a sitting stance toward A, execute 
              (full facing) a scooping block with the left palm.
          Perform move 28 in a sliding motion, as well as performing 
              moves 28 and 29 in a connecting motion.
 

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

30.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward A, execute (side facing) a low side block 
              to D with the left knifehand.
 

31.  Move the left foot toward C in a quick skipping motion (just beyond where the right foot 
              had been), while executing a middle side pushing kick to C with the right footsword, 
              while
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward C.
          Perform this move in a skipping motion. 

32.  Lower the ball of the right foot to C, then pivoting on the ball of the right foot and 
              turning counterclockwise, execute a high reverse turning kick to C with the 
              back heel of the left foot, while holding both side fists up and toward C.

33. 
Lower 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 knifehand.
 

34.  Move the left foot to D in a sliding motion to form a left rear foot stance toward C, 
              while executing (half facing) a downward block with the right palm.
          Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

35.  Execute a middle side front snap kick to C with the ball of the right foot, keeping  
              the position of the hands as they were in move 34 above (a downward 
              block with the right palm).
 

36.  Lower the ball of the right foot to C, and then move the left foot to D in a stamping motion 
              to form a sitting stance toward A, while executing (side facing) a middle side strike 
              to D with the left side fist.
          Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

37.  While sliding to D and maintaining a sitting stance toward A, execute  
              (full facing)
a scooping block with the right palm.
          Perform move 37 in a sliding motion, as well as performing 
              moves 37and 38 in a connecting motion.
 

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

39.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward A, execute (side facing)
              low side block to C with the right knifehand.
 

40.  Move the right foot toward D in a quick skipping motion (just beyond where 
              the left foot had been), while executing a middle side pushing kick to D 
              with the left footsword, while
holding the arms up naturally with both 
              side fists toward D.
          Perform this move in a skipping motion. 

41.  Lower the ball of the left foot to D, and then pivoting on the ball of the left foot and 
              turning clockwise, execute a high reverse turning kick to D with the back heel 
              of the right foot, while
holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward D. 

42.  Lower the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing 
              (half facing) a high side block to D with the right knifehand.
 

43.  Move the left foot to D, and then execute a high twisting kick to AD with the ball 
              of the right foot, keeping the hands as they were in move 42 above 
              (a high side block with the right knifehand).
          Perform this move in a stepping motion. 

44.  Lower the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D,while executing 
              (half facing) a side back strike to C with the right backfist, extending the left fist to D.
 

45.  While shifting to C and maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute 
              (full facing) a high front strike to D with the rightbackfist, pulling the left backfist 
              under the right elbow.
          
Perform this move in a shifting motion. 

46.  Move the right foot to D, and then execute a high twisting kick to BD with the ball of 
              the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they werein move 45 above 
              (a high front strike with the right backfist with the left backfist under the right elbow).
          Perform this move in a stepping motion. 

47.  Lower the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing 
              (half facing) a side back strike to C with the left backfist, 
              extending the right fist to D.
 

48.  While shifting to C and maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute 
              (full facing) a high front strike to D with the left backfist, pulling the right backfist 
              under the left elbow.
          Perform this move in a shifting motion. 

49.  Execute a sweeping kick to D with the side sole of the left foot, keeping the position 
              of the hands as they were in move 48 above (a high front strike with the left 
              backfist with the right backfist under the left elbow).Then lower left foot to D 
              to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing (half facing) a middle 
              guarding block to D with the outer forearm.
 

50.  Execute a side checking kick to D with the left footsword, at the same time forming 
              an outer forearm guarding block to D.  Then execute a middle side thrusting kick  
              to D with the ball of the left foot, at the same time forming an outer forearm
              guarding block to D.
          Perform both kicks in this move in a consecutive kicking motion. 

51.  Lower the left foot to D to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing  
              (half facing)
a middle outward strike to D with the left knifehand.
 

52.  Execute a sweeping kick to D with the side sole of the right foot, keeping the position 
              of the hands as they were in move 51 above (a middle outward strike with the  
              left knifehand).  Then lower the right foot to D to form a left L-stance toward D, 
              while executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm.
 

53.  Execute a side checking kick to D with the right footsword, at the same time forming  
              an outer forearm guarding block to D.  Then execute a middle side thrusting kick 
              to D with the ball of the right foot, at the same time forming an outer forearm
              guarding block to D.
          Perform both kicks in this move in a consecutive kicking motion. 

54.  Lower the right foot to D to form a left L-stance toward D, while executing 
              (half facing) a middle outward strike to D with the right knifehand.
 

55.  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 C to form a  
              left walking stance toward C, while executing (full facing) a middle front punch 
              to C with the right forefist.
          Perform this move in a double-stepping, turning motion. 

56.  Move the right foot toward C (about a shoulder width) in a jumping motion, landing 
              to form a right X-stance toward AC, while executing (half facing) a low punch  
              to C with the left forefist, pulling the right under fist in front of the left shoulder.
          Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

57.  Move the left foot toward D (about a shoulder width) in a jumping motion, landing 
              to form a left X-stance toward AD, while executing (half facing) a low punch to D  
              with the right forefist, pulling the left under fist in front of the right shoulder.
          Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

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

59.  Land on the same spot to forma left L-stance toward D, while executing (half facing
             
a middle guarding block to D with the knifehand.
 

60.  Move the right foot to the side rear of the left foot, then move the left foot to C to  
              form a right walking stance toward D, while executing (full facing) a rising  
              block with the left arc-hand, palm facing outward.
          Perform this move in a double stepping motion. 

61.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute (full facing
              
a high front punch to D with the right forefist.
 

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Mun-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 right 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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