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Define Joong Gun

Named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun, who assassinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the first Governor-General of Korea. Ito was known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn's age when he was executed at Lui-Shung Prison (1910).


Attributes of Joong-Gun

Ready Stance - closed parallel ready stance type B
Movements - 32 movements
Diagram -][


Closed Ready Stance Type B

Hand position is in line with the naval and 15cm away (about 5"-6").


Rear Foot Stance

Length is shoulder width from the footsword (rear foot) to the toes of the front foot. No width.


Blue Belt
(4th Gup to 3rd Gup)

Signifies the heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon Do progresses.


New Techniques for Joong-Gun

1. L-stance reverse knife hand middle outward block
2. Side front snap kick
3. Rear foot stance palm upward block
4. Walking stance upper elbow strike
5. Walking stance twin fist high vertical punch
6. Walking stance twin fist upset punch
7. Walking stance X-fist rising block
8. L stance back fist high side strike
9. L stance reverse punch
10. Low stance palm pressing block
11. Closed stance angle punch
12. Fixed stance U-shaped block
13. Slow motion timing



Downward Kick


360 Bandae-Goro-Chagi

360 Reverse Hook Kick


180 Suroh-Chagi

180 Floor Sweep


Low Stance

Same as walking stance except one foot longer in length.


Self -Control

An inability to live and work within one's capability or sphere is also a lack of self-control. Stronger is the person who wins over oneself rather than someone else.



Patience to achieve a higher degree of perfection, one must persevere.

One who is impatient in trivial matters can seldom achieve success in matters of great importance.


Indomitable Spirit

A student of Taekwon-Do will, at all times, be modest. If confronted with injustice, he will deal with the belligerent without fear or hesitation at all, with an indomitable spirit, regardless of whosoever and however many there may be.



One must be able to define right from wrong and have the conscience, if wrong to feel guilt. Listed are some examples where integrity is lacking.....
1. Instructor misrepresents himself and his art by presenting improper techniques to his students because of lack of knowledge or apathy.

2. The student who fixes breaking materials before demos.
3. The instructor who camouflages bad techniques with luxurious training halls and false flattery to his students.
4. Students who request rank from an instructor or who attempt to purchase it.
5. The student who gains rank for ego purposes or feeling of power.
6. The instructor who teaches and promotes his art for materialistic gains.
7. The student whose actions don't live up to the words.
8. The student who feels ashamed to seek opinions from his juniors.



1. To promote spirit of mutual concessions
2. To be ashamed of one's vices and those of others
3. To be polite to one another
4. To encourage the sense of justice and humanity
5. To distinguish instructor from student, senior from junior, and elder from younger
6. To behave oneself according to etiquette
7. To respect others' possessions
8. To handle matters with fairness and sincerity
9. To refrain from giving or accepting any gift when in doubt


New Stances

Closed Ready Stance Type B
Rear-Foot Stance