Chungjang

충장 · 忠壯

Sometimes written Chung-jang, Choongjang, Choong-jang.

Interpretation

Chungjang is the name given to military commander 김덕령 (Kim Deok-ryeong) of the (Yi) dynasty.

This form ends with a left hand attack to represent his death in prison at the age of thirty-five.

Floor Diagram

A B C D

Number of Movements

52

Movements

Number Transition Stance Technique
closed ready stance a, 모아 준비 서기 (moa junbi seogi)
1 Step sideways towards B with the right foot. sitting stance, 앉는 서기 (anneun seogi) right high inner-forearm block and left low outer-forearm block, 오른 높은 안팔목 막기 과 왼 낮은 바깥팔목 막기 (oreun nopeun anpalmok makgi gwa najeun bakkatpalmok makgi)
2 sitting stance, 앉는 서기 (anneun seogi) left high inner-forearm block and right low outer-forearm block, 왼 높은 안팔목 막기 과 오른 낮은 바깥팔목 막기 (oen nopeun anpalmok makgi gwa oreun najeun bakkatpalmok makgi)
3 Move the right foot to the left foot. closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi) left angle punch, 왼 격자 지르기 (oen gyeokja jireugi)
4 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) right high two-finger thrust, 오른 높은 두손가락 뚤기 (oreun nopeun dusongarak ttulgi)
5 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) left high two-finger thrust, 왼 높은 두손가락 뚤기 (oen nopeun dusongarak ttulgi)
6 right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) right back-fist front strike with the left fist at the right elbow, 오른 등주먹 앞 때리기 (oen deungjumeok ap ttaerigi)
7 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) left outer-forearm rising block, 왼 바깥팔목 추켜 막기 (oen bakkatpalmok chukyeo makgi)
8 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) right mid punch, 오른 가운데 지르기 (oreun gaunde jireugi)
9 Turn to the left, pivoting on the left foot, then slide backwards towards C, leading with the right foot. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) mid forearm guarding block, 가운데 팔목 대비 막기 (gaunde palmok daebi makgi)
10 right low front snapping kick, 오른 낮은 앞 차부수기 (oreun najeun ap chabusugi)
11 Step down towards A with the right foot. right low stance, 오른 낮춰 서기 (oreun natchwo seogi) right high flat spearhand thrust, 오른 높은 엎은손끝 뚤기 (oreun nopeun eopeunsonkkeut ttulgi)
12 Lower the left knee and both hands to the floor. right high turning kick, 오른 높은 돌려 차기 (oreun nopeun dollyeo chagi)
13 Lower the right foot to the ground. left foot grab and right high punch, 왼 발 잡기 과 오른 높은 지르기 (oenbal japgi gwa oreun nopeun jireugi)
14 Turn to the right and step towards A with the left foot, to look towards C. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) back elbow thrust, 뒷 팔굽 때리기 (dwit palgup ttaerigi)
15 Step towards C with the left foot, and turn to the right to look towards A. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) mid forearm guarding block, 가운데 팔목 대비 막기 (gaunde palmok daebi makgi)
16 Step backwards towards C with the right foot. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) left scooping block, 왼 흘려 막기 (oen heullyeo makgi)
17 Step backwards towards C with the left foot. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) blade-hand strike, 손칼 때리기 (sonkal ttaerigi)
18 Turn to the left and step towards C with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) ‘x’ pressing block, 교차 눌러 막기 (gyocha nulleo makgi)
19 right knee kick, 오른 무릎 차기 (oreun mureup chagi)
20 Step down with the right foot to the left, turn to the left, and step towards A with the left foot. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) mid blade-hand guarding block, 가운데 손칼 대비 막기 (gaunde sonkal daebi makgi)
21 Turn to the left and, right foot leading, slide towards A, to look towards C. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) back elbow thrust, 뒷 팔굽 뚤기 (dwit palgup ttulgi)
22 Turn to the right and move the right foot, looking towards A. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) mid blade-hand guarding block, 가운데 손칼 대비 막기 (gaunde sonkal daebi makgi)
23 right mid side piercing kick, 오른 가운데 옆 차지르기 (oreun gaunde yeop chajireugi)
24 Step down towards A with the right foot, turn to look towards C, and move the left foot to the right foot. right rear-foot stance, 오른 뒷발 서기 (oreun dwitbal seogi) double palm pressing block, 두 손바닥 눌러 막기 (du sonbadak nulleo makgi)
25 Step forwards towards C with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) right high inward outer-forearm block, 오른 높은 안으로 바깥팔목 막기 (oreun nopeun aneuro bakkatpalmok makgi)
right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) right high side back-fist strike, 오른 높은 옆 등주먹 때리기 (oreun nopeun yeop deungjumeok ttaerigi)
26 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) high flat spearhand thrust, 높은 엎은손끝 뚤기 (nopeun eopeunsonkkeut ttulgi)
27 right low front snapping kick, 오른 낮은 앞 차부수기 (oreun najeun ap chabusugi)
28 With the left side-fist on the right palm, turn to the left and step backwards towards A with the right foot, to look towards C. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) right back elbow thrust, 오른 뒷 팔굽 때리기 (oreun dwit palgup ttaerigi)
29 Move the left foot back with a stamp. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) downward back-hand strike, 내려 손등 때리기 (naeryeo sondeung ttaerigi)
30 right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) right punch to left palm, 오른 지르기 (oreun jireugi)
31 Step forwards towards C with the right foot with a stamping motion. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) downward back-hand strike, 내려 손등 때리기 (naeryeo sondeung ttaerigi)
32 left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) left punch to right palm, 왼 지르기 (oen jireugi)
33 Turn to the left and step towards A with a stamping motion. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) blade-hand strike, 손칼 때리기 (sonkal ttaerigi)
34 Move the left foot forward. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) right back-fist front strike, 오른 등주먹 옆 때리기 (oreun deungjumeok yeop ttaerigi)
35 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) blade-hand strike, 손칼 때리기 (sonkal ttaerigi)
36 Move the right foot forward. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) left back-fist front strike, 왼 등주먹 옆 때리기 (oen deungjumeok yeop ttaerigi)
37 Turn to the left and step towards C with the left foot. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) low back-blade-hand guarding block, 낮은 손칼등 대비 막기 (najeun sonkaldeung daebi makgi)
38 Move the left foot forwards. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) ’9′ block, 구자 막기 (guja makgi)
39 Step forwards towards C with the right foot. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) low back-blade-hand guarding block, 낮은 손칼등 대비 막기 (najeun sonkaldeung daebi makgi)
40 Move the right foot forwards right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) ’9′ block, 구자 막기 (guja makgi)
41 Step backwards towards A with the right foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) twin blade-hand strike, 쌍 손칼 때리기 (ssang sonkal ttaerigi)
42 left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) right high arc-hand strike, 오른 높은 반달손 때리기 (oreun nopeun bandalson ttaerigi)
43 right mid front snapping kick, 오른 가운데 앞 차부수기 (oreun gaunde ap chabusigi)
44 Step down towards A with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) left high arc-hand strike, 왼 높은 반달손 때리기 (oen nopeun bandalson ttaerigi)
45 left mid front snapping kick, 왼 가운데 앞 차부수기 (oen gaunde ap chabusugi)
46 Step down towards A with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) right mid punch, 오른 가운데 지르기 (oreun gaunde jireugi)
47 left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) left mid punch, 왼 가운데 지르기 (oen gaunde jireugi)
48 Bring the right foot to left foot. closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi) twin high crescent fore-knuckle-fist punch, 쌍 높은 반달 인지주먹 지르기 (ssang nopeun bandal injijumeok jireugi)
49 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) left low blade-hand block, 왼 낮은 손칼 막기 (oen najeun sonkal makgi)
50 left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) right high open-fist punch 1, 오른 높은 편주먹 지르기 (oreun nopeun pyeonjumeok jireugi)
51 Two-step turn to the right, to look towards B. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) right low blade-hand block, 오른 낮은 손칼 막기 (oreun najeun sonkal makgi)
52 right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) left high open-fist punch 1, 왼 높은 편주먹 지르기 (oen nopeun pyeonjumeok jireugi)

Notes

  1. This is often performed as a palm strike, 손바닥 때리기 (sonbadak ttaerigi).

References

  1. Taekwondo Association of Great Britain (TAGB), Official Website
    http://www.blackbeltschools.com/syllabus/patterns.asp?pattern=941

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