Cheon-gwon

천권, 天拳

Sometimes written as Cheon-kwon, Cheonkwon, Chon-gwon, Chongwon, Chon-kwon, Chonkwon.

Interpretation

천권 (cheongwon) symbolises the sky. [1, 2]

Floor Diagram

A B C D

Number of Movements

27

Movements

(The specific movements of this form have been obtained from a number of books and websites, though notably reference two.)

Number Transition Stance Technique
closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi) overlapping hands, 겹손 (gyeopson)
1 Lift both hands up together, palm upwards, breathing in at the same time. closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi)
2 Move your hands to the side, palms outwards. closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi) wing posture, 날개 펴기 (nalgae pyeogi)
3 Step backwards towards A with the left foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) spring-up strike, 밤주먹 솟음 치기 (bamjumeok soseum chigi)
4 Turn the left foot outwards slightly, and turn the body across to the right. right long stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) left single blade-hand outer block to the body, 왼 한손날 몸통 바깥 막기 (oen hansonnal momtong bakkat makgi)
5 Step forwards towards C with the left foot. left long stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
6 Turn the right foot outwards slightly, and turn the body across to the left. left long stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) right single blade-hand outer block to the body, 오른 한손날 몸통 바깥 막기 (oreun hansonnal momtong bakkat makgi)
7 Step forwards towards C with the right foot. right long stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
8 Turn the left foot outwards slightly, and turn the body across to the right. right long stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) left single blade-hand outer block to the body, 왼 한손날 몸통 바깥 막기 (oen hansonnal momtong bakkat makgi)
9:1 left side kick, 왼 옆 차기 (oen yeop chagi)
9:2 Step down towards C with the left foot to land. left long stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) left low forearm block, 왼 아래 팔목 막기 (oen arae palmok makgi)
10 Step forwards towards C with the right foot. right long stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
11 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) left inner-forearm assisted outer block to the body, 왼 안팔목 거들어 몸통 바깥 막기 (oen anpalmok geodeureo momtong bakkat makgi)
12:1 right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) left forearm downward block to the head, 왼 팔목 휘둘러 얼굴 막기 (oen palmok hwidulleo eolgul makgi)
12:2 right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) left side punch, 왼 옆 지르기 (oen yeop jireugi)
13:1 Step forwards towards D with the right foot. left downward block to the head and grab, 왼손 휘둘러 얼굴 막아 잡기 (oenson hwidulleo eolgul maga japgi)
13:2 left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) right side punch, 오른 옆 지르기 (oreun yeop jireugi)
14 Turn to the right and step towards B with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) right inner-forearm assisted outer block to the body, 오른 안팔목 거들어 몸통 바깥 막기 (oreun anpalmok geodeureo momtong bakkat makgi)
15:1 left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) right forearm downward block to the head, 오른 팔목 휘둘러 얼굴 막기 (oreun palmok hwidulleo eolgul makgi)
15:2 left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) right side punch, 오른 옆 지르기 (oreun yeop jireugi)
16:1 Step forwards towards B with the left foot. right downward block to the head and grab, 오른손 휘둘러 얼굴 막아 잡기 (oreunson hwidulleo eolgul maga japgi)
16:2 right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) left side punch, 왼 옆 지르기 (oen yeop jireugi)
17 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left long stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) right inner-forearm outer block to the body, 오른 안팔목 몸통 바깥 막기 (oreun anpalmok momtong bakkat makgi)
18 left long stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
19:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
19:2 Step down towards A with the right foot to land. right long stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
20 Bring the right foot back slightly. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) right low blade-hand block, 오른 아래 손날 막기 (oreun arae sonnal makgi)
21 Half-step forwards towards A. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) left palm strike and right inner-forearm outer block to the body, 왼 손바닥 치며 오른 안팔목 몸통 바깥 막기 (oen sonbadak chimyeo oreun anpalmok momtong bakkat makgi)
22 Shift the right foot forwards towards A slightly. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) diamond side block, 금강 옆 지르기 (geumgang yeop jireugi)
23:1 Jump and spin to the left. right target kick, 오른 표적 차기 (oreun pyojeok chagi)
23:2 Step down with the right foot towards A to land. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) diamond side block, 금강 옆 지르기 (geumgang yeop jireugi)
24 Bring the left foot back to the right foot slightly, to look towards C. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) single blade-hand mountain block, 손날 외산툴 막기 (sonnal oesanteul makgi)
25 Turn to the right to look towards A. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) single blade-hand mountain block, 손날 외산툴 막기 (sonnal oesanteul makgi)
26:1 Turn to the left, to look towards C, and bring the left foot to the right foot. closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi) double downward front block, 두 휘둘러 앞 막기 (du hwidulleo ap makgi)
26:2 Step forwards towards C with the right foot. right tiger stance, 오른 범 서기 (oreun beom seogi) mountain push, 태산 밀기 (taesan milgi)
27:1 Bring the right foot back to the left foot. closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi) double downward front block, 두 휘둘러 앞 막기 (du hwidulleo ap makgi)
27:2 Step forwards towards C with the left foot. left tiger stance, 왼 범 서기 (oen beom seogi) mountain push, 태산 밀기 (taesan milgi)
Bring the left foot to the right.

References

  1. World Taekwondo Federation
    http://www.wtf.org
  2. Taekwondo Textbook (Volume III): Degree Level Forms, by Kim Jeong-rok (First Edition, November 1986, Seorim Publishing) (Bilingual Book)
    태권도 교범 유단자 품새 · 김정록저 · 서림문화사 (Taekwondo Gyobeom: Yudanja Pumsae, Gim Jeong-rok jeo (Seorim Munhwasa))

Korean Date

The date today is,

4350 년 3 월 30 일 (4350, Month 3 Day 30) (25 May 2017 CE)

This is the date according to the traditional lunisolar calendar of Korea. (Note that this is not an authoritative calculation; I’m still working on the details.) The years count back to the legendary founding of Korea by 단군 왕검 (Dan-gun Wanggeom).