CHON- JI
Movements - 19
Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE




PATTERN MEANING

CHON- JI 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 and the other the
Earth.
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.
Chon-ji
CHON-JI
Rare International Tae Kwon-Do (ITF) video produced with the
GENERAL CHOI on North Korea, 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.
Saju Jirugi, Saju Magki and Chon-Ji

The illustrations for this pattern assume that the student is standing on line AB and facing D.

1.Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left forearm.


2.Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the right fist.


3.Move 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.


4.Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist.


5.Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.


6.Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.


7.Move 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.


8.Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.


9.Move the left foot to A forming a right L-stance toward A while executing a middle block to A with the left inner forearm.


10.Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the right fist.


11.Move 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.


12.Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the left fist.


13.Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle block to C with the left inner forearm.


14.Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.


15.Move 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.


16.Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.


17.Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
Ki-Hap


18.Move the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.


19.Move the left foot to C forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.


END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture.