• JUCHE TUL

    Juche is one of the 2nd degree black belt forms used inITF-style taekwondo. Juche is the philosopical concept that man is the master of everything and therefore decides and determines his destiny. It is said that this idea was rooted on the Baekdu Mountain that symbolises the spirit of the Korean people. The diagram is intended to represent the Baekdu Mountain.

    Juche Tul


    45 movements

    This pattern was designed by General Choi in 1983 to replace
    "Ko-Dang", the original 15th Moo Do Kwon pattern.

    Begin in parallel stance with fists on hips, at D facing front.

  • 1. Move left foot toward B to form a sitting stance to front with twin parallel inner forearm outward block;
    2. Right middle palm hooking block toward front while raising body weight standing up, withdrawing the left fist to ready punch, in the sitting stance; continuously ...
    3. Left middle punch to front as body lowers in the sitting C stance;
    4. Pull the right reverse foot-sword to beside the inside of the left knee forming a one legged bending stance toward front with a twin parallel forearm forward block (hammer-fists face high);
    5. Right high side piercing kick to A, then continue holding the position of the foot with high right reverse hooking kick to Bin slow motion, pivoting right on the left foot and keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4;
    6. Lower the right foot to Bin a jumping motion to a right X stance with right downward back-fist strike to B and left ready fist;
    7. Pivot clockwise on the right foot and left hooking kick (bringing heel back at end) to F, pull the left foot back slightly and continue consecutively with a left high side kick to F;
    8. Lower the left foot to F in a stamping motion forming a sitting stance toward B (on line BF) with a left high outward knife-hand cross cut slash to F, turning the face toward F;
    9. Right high elbow strike to BF (across jaw), pressing the right side fist with the left knife hand palm (fingers pointing toward own elbow) as pivot left on both feet to left walking stance toward BF;
    10. Cross the left foot over the right foot toward B to form a bending X stance with left ridge-hand low front inward block, bringing the right finger belly onto the left back of forearm near wrist;
    11. Pivot right on the left foot and move the right foot 180° to right sparring stance to A with right middle knife-hand guarding block to A;
    12. Jump up spin 180° counter-clockwise (knees up) with left knife-hand strike to A, land to left sparring stance with left knife-hand arm extended to A;
    13. Pivot left on the left foot as move right foot toward A to sitting stance facing front with twin parallel inner forearm outward block (face high);
    14. Left middle palm hooking block toward front while raising body weight standing up, withdrawing the right fist to ready punch in the sitting stance; continuously ...
    15. Right middle punch toward front as body lowers in the sitting stance;
    16. Pull the left reverse foot-sword to beside the inside of the right knee to form a one legged bending stance facing front with a twin parallel forearm forward block (hammer-fists face high);
    17. Left high side piercing kick to B; then continue holding the position of the foot with left high reverse hooking kick to A, pivoting left on the right foot in slow motion, keeping the hands as they were in 16;
    18. Lower the left foot to A in a jumping motion to left X stance with left back-fist downward strike to A and right ready fist;
    19. Pivot left on the left foot and right middle hooking kick (bringing heel back at end) to E, pull the right foot back slightly and continue consecutively with right high side kick E;
    20. Lower the right foot in a stamping motion to E forming a sitting stance facing toward A with right high outward knife-hand cross-cut slash to E, turning the face toward E;
    21. Left high elbow strike to AE (across jaw), pressing the left side fist with the right knife hand palm (fingers pointing toward own elbow) as pivot on both feet to right walking stance toward AE;
    22. Cross right foot over left foot toward A to form a bending X stance with right ridge-hand low front inward block to A, bringing the left finger belly onto the right back of forearm near wrist;
    23. Pivot left on the right foot as move left foot 180° to 8 to left sparring stance with left middle knife-hand guarding block to B;
    24. Jump up spin clockwise 180° (knees up) with right knife-hand strike to B, land to right sparring stance with right knife-hand arm extended toward B;
    25. Left high axe kick to 8, lower left foot toward 8 to a left cat stance (left foot forward) with left middle forearm guarding block to B;
    26. Pivot right on the left foot as slowly bring the right foot to the left foot forming a closed stance with a heaven hand in slow motion at D toward front;
    27. Slide toward C to a right cat stance (right foot forward) to D with right downward thrust with the right straight elbow (looking at inner forearm) and left ready fist;
    28. Slip the right foot forward to right walking stance to D with left arc-hand inward high crescent strike toward DA;
    29. Withdraw the right foot and slide toward C to form a left cat stance (left foot forward) to D with a left downward thrust with the left straight elbow;
    30. Slip the left foot forward to left walking stance to D with right arc-hand inward high crescent strike to DB;
    31. Move the left foot back toward C to right walking stance to D with twin knife-hand high inward strike (neck high) to D;
    32. Move the right foot back toward C to left walking stance to D with a right straight downward punch and left ready fist;
    33. Move the left foot to the side rear of the right foot, then slide toward C to left sparring stance to D with a middle left forearm downward block (belt high) to D and right ready fist;
    34. Right jump reverse hooking kick to D (or jump back kick for less flexible students) while flying away from D, spinning clockwise 180°, land to right sparring stance to D with right forearm guarding block;
    35. Move the right foot to the side rear of the left foot, then slide toward C to right sparring stance to D with a middle right forearm downward block (belt high) to D and left ready fist;
    36. Left jump reverse hooking kick to D (or jump back kick for less flexible students) while flying away from D, spinning counter-clockwise 180°, land to left sparring stance to D with left forearm guarding block;
    37. Move the right foot forward to Din a long stride, then quickly step the left foot forward to D and jump up to execute a two direction kick (right side kick to E and left twist kick to F) while flying toward D;
    38. Land to a left diagonal stance to D with twin high palm heel rising upward butterfly block to D;
    39. Move the right foot toward the front of the left foot as pivot counter-clockwise on the left foot and slide toward D to a left cat stance toward C with twin backward right elbow thrust to D, looking over the right shoulder toward D (left elbow same as right);
    40. Turn the face around to look over the left shoulder toward D as lift left foot-sword to beside inside of right knee to form a one leg bending stance toward C with twin forearm side blocks downward 45°, then left back kick toward D in slow motion;
    41. Lower the left foot toward D in a stamping motion to left sparring stance to D with left back-fist outward horizontal strike to DB;
    42. Move the right foot forward to parallel stance to D with right high ridge-hand cross-cut slash inward toward DB and left ready fist;
    43. Jump straight up as high as possible with right high punch and consecutively right middle upset punch to front while in the air, land to closed stance facing D maintaining right upset fist toward D and left ready fist;
    44. Move right foot forward to right walking stance to D with left knife hand downward strike (as if striking collarbone) to D;
    45. Move left foot forward to left walking stance with right middle punch to D (ki-hap!);
    End Bring the right foot forward to parallel stance with fists on hips facing front.