What is a pattern? (Tul)
In Taekwon-Do, a pattern consists of various fundamental movements, most of which represent either attack or defensive techniques, against imaginary opponents, set to a fixed or logical sequence.
Why do we perform patterns?
To learn sparring techniques, correct facing/posture/stances, focus movements and body shifting. By practicing patterns we also learn breath control, tone muscles and learn to tense or release muscles at the correct time. It also allows us to practice techniques that are not possible in other areas of training.
Why do we learn the interpretations of patterns?
Pattern interpretations are derived from people and events in Korean history and show one or more of the tenets to give us inspiration.
As a yellow tag, you will learn the first of 24 patterns, Chon-Ji Tul. The 24 patterns of Taekwon-Do represent the 24 hours of a day, a small passage of time when compared to eternity, but the whole life of dedication to Taekwon-Do by the founder General Choi Hong Hi.
White belt colour meaning: White signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.
Yellow belt colour meaning: Yellow signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.
Forearm guarding block
Front snap kick
Back fist front downward strike
Outer forearm inward block
Outer forearm rising block
Palmok daebi makgi
Ap cha busigi
Dung joomuk ap naeryo taerigi
Bakat palmok anaero makgi
Bakat palmok chookyo makgi
Pattern - Tul
Forearm guarding block - Palmok daebi makgi
Double punch - Doo jirugi
Front snap kick - Ap cha busigi
Back fist front downward strike - Dung joomuk ap naeryo taerigi
Outer forearm inward block - Bakat palmok anaero makgi
Outer forearm rising block - Bakat palmok chookyo makgi
Pattern - Chon-Ji Tul
Chon-Ji means literally “the Heaven and 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 the other the Earth.
Ready stance: Parallel ready stance
Number of moves: 19