Chon Ji Tul

Pattern Definition & Diagram

Diagram of Chon-Ji Tul

Diagram of Chon-Ji Tul

(19 Movements). Means literally the “Heaven the Earth.” It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts, one to represent the Heaven, one to represent the Earth

Full Pattern Details

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  • Ready: StartParallel ready stance
  • Move: 1Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left forearm.
  • Move: 2Move the right foot to B, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the right fist.
  • Move: 3Move the right foot to A, turning clockwise to form a right walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the right forearm.
  • Move: 4Move the left foot to A, forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist.
  • Move: 5Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.
  • Move: 6Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  • Move: 7Move the right foot to C, turning clockwise to form a right walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the right forearm.
  • Move: 8Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.
  • Move: 9Move the left foot to A, forming a right L-stance toward A while executing middle block to A with the left inner forearm.
  • Move: 10Move the right foot to A, forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the right fist.
  • Move: 11Move the right foot to B, turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the right inner forearm.
  • Move: 12Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the left fist.
  • Move: 13Move the left foot to C, forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle block to C with the left inner forearm.
  • Move: 14Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
  • Move: 15Move the right foot to D, turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle block to D with the right inner forearm.
  • Move: 16Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.
  • Move: 17Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  • Move: 18Move the right foot to C, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist
  • Move: 19Move the left foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  • Ready: End
Ready: Start1 Move: 12 Move: 23 Move: 34 Move: 45 Move: 56 Move: 67 Move: 78 Move: 89 Move: 910 Move: 1011 Move: 1112 Move: 1213 Move: 1314 Move: 1415 Move: 1516 Move: 1617 Move: 1718 Move: 1819 Move: 1920 Ready: End21

Pattern Videos

Saju Jirugi, Saju Magki and Chon-Ji.

Rare International Tae Kwon-Do (ITF) video produced by General Choi.
You can see Grand Master Park Jung Tae, Grand Master Choi Jung Wha and other masters of the ITF performing tuls and explaining the movements of each Tul.

Chon-Ji Tul performed by Jaroslaw Suska (5th Degree)

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The history of Chon-Ji

Literal meaning of Chon-ji is “Heaven and Earth,” which in the orient symbolizes the creation of the world and the beginning of human history. Chon-ji, “heavenly” lake, is also the name given a large crater lake on Paektu Mountain, an extinct volcano said to have been the first residence of the legendary founder of Korea, Dan-Gun.

According to the first book of the classic I Ching, which explains all processes of growth and change in the natural world, life is based on a changing changelessness in which all aspects of reality possess the elements of their opposites.

According to ancient philosophers, the universe came into being through the interaction of two opposing elements, which, when combined, formed the basic elements of all matter in the universe. The philosophers conceived that nothing in life is permanent, yet nothing is destroyed.

Chon-ji is appropriately named because creation is the starting point of all things and this pattern establishes a foundation the remaining patterns. The pattern consists of two similar parts: one part representing heaven and the other earth. Stances and techniques in this pattern comprise the basic movements required for mastery of all 24 patterns.

 

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