• Choong-Jang is one of the 2nd degree black belt forms used in ITF-styletaekwondo. Choong Jang is said to be the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Yi Dynasty (14th Century). This pattern ends with a left-hand attack, intending to symbolize the tragedy of his death at age 27 in prison.

     

    Choong-Jang

    CHOONG-JANG' HYUNG
    (pronounced "Choong Jung')


    52 movements
    Begin at C facing front in high close ready stance A
    (as if holding sword mouth high).

  • 1. Move right foot to A to sitting stance facing D with Inner forearm outward side block and left forearm low block at the same time; 
    2. Change the position of the hands;
    3. Slowly bring the right foot to the left foot as bring the left fist to in front of right shoulder and right ready fist in slow motion facing D;
    4. Move left foot to left walking stance to D with high right two finger thrust;
    5. Move right foot to right walking stance to D with high left two finger thrust;
    6. Right front back fist strike, bringing the left back of fist under the right elbow;
    7. Move the left foot to left walking stance to D with left high forearm block;
    8. Move the right foot to right walking stance to D with right middle punch;
    9. Pivot left on the left foot as move the right foot around to C and slide to C to form left sparring stance facing D with left forearm guarding block to D;
    10. Right front snap kick to D;
    11. Lower right foot to right walking stance to D with high right flat fingertip thrust to D;
    12. Drop onto both hands and the left knee with right high turning kick to D;
    13. Lower the right foot to D as pivot right on the left knee with right high punch to D moving the left palm on the floor to shoulder width beside the right foot;
    14. Stand up and pivot right on the right foot as move the left foot to D to right sparring stance facing C with left elbow thrust backwards toward D;
    15. Pivot right on the right foot as move the left foot to C to right sparring stance facing D with right forearm guarding block;
    16. Move the right foot back toward C to left sparring stance facing D with left circular palm scooping block to D;
    17. Move the left foot back toward C to right sparring stance facing D with right knifehand strike to D;
    18. Pivot left on the right foot as move the left foot to left walking stance to C with low X-fist pressing (hammer-fist) block;
    19. Right front knee smash to C as pull both hands in the opposite direction;
    20. Lower the right foot toward C as pivot left on the left foot to left sparring stance facing D with left knife-hand guarding block to D;
    21. Move the right foot to D and slide toward D in left sparring stance facing C with right elbow thrust backwards to D;
    22. Pivot right on the left foot as slip the right foot to right sparring stance facing D with right knife-hand guarding block to D;
    23. Right side piercing kick to D while pulling both hands to the front of the belt;
    24. Lower the right foot toward D near the left foot, pivot left on the right foot to left cat stance (left foot forward) to C with twin palm heel downward butterfly block;
    25. Move the right foot to right walking stance to C with right high forearm inward block and high right back-fist strike to C;
    26. Pivot left on the right foot and slowly move the left foot to left sparring stance to D with left high flat fingertip thrust to D in slow motion;
    27. Right middle front snap kick to D while bringing the right palm onto the back of the left wrist extended toward D as in 26;
    28. Lower the right foot toward D as slowly pivot left on the left foot to left walking stance to C while bringing both fists slowly to the right hip (left vertical fist over right ready fist);
    29. Move the left foot on line CD in a stamping motion to left sparring stance to C with a left back-hand downward strike to C;
    30. Punch the left palm with the right fist;
    31. Move the right foot in a stamping motion to right sparring stance to C with right back-hand downward strike to C;
    32. Punch the right palm with the left fist;
    33. Move the left foot in a stamping motion to left sparring stance to D with left knifehand side strike to D;
    34. Slip the left foot to left walking stance to Das strike the left palm with the right straight elbow (vertical) in front of the right chest;
    35. Move the right foot in a stamping motion to right sparring stance to D with right knife-hand side strike to D;
    36. Slip the right foot to right walking stance to Das strike the right palm with the left straight elbow (vertical) in front of the left chest;
    37. Pivot left on the right foot and move the left foot to left sparring stance to C with left low reverse knife-hand guarding block;
    38. Slip the left foot to left walking stance to C with right 9-shape block (ending left forearm over right;
    39. Pivot right on the left foot and move the right foot to right sparring stance to C with right low reverse knife-hand guarding block;
    40. Slip the right foot to right walking stance to C with left 9-shape block (ending right forearm over left);
    41. Move the right foot back toward D to left walking stance facing C with double knifehand strikes to the sides horizontally, immediately continue ...
    42. Right arc-hand strike to C with left ready fist;
    43. Right front snap kick to C, keeping the position of the hands as in 42;
    44. Lower the right foot to right walking stance to C with left arc-hand strike;
    45. Left front snap kick to C, keeping the position of the hands as in 44;
    46. Lower left foot to left walking stance to C with right middle punch, immediately ...
    47. Left middle punch;
    48. Bring the right foot to the left foot to close stance toward C with a circular middle finger fore-knuckle twin inward strike to in front of the forehead;
    49. Pivot left on the right foot and move the left foot to left walking stance to B with left knife-hand low block, immediately continue ...
    50. Right open fist strike to B;
    51. Move the left foot on line AB, pivot right as move the right foot to right walking stance to A with right knife-hand low block;
    52. Left open fist strike to A (Ki-hap!);
    End. Bring the left foot to the right foot to close ready stance A