Grading Information

Grading Pattern: CHOONG MOO – 30 Moves

CHOONG MOO Interpretation
Choong Moo was the given name to the great Admiral Yi Sun Sin of the Yi dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) which was the precursor of the present day submarine in 1592.The reason why this pattern ends with a left had attack is to symbolise his regrettable death having no chance to shown his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king. The basis of this pattern is loyalty, Admiral Yi remained loyal to his king and the student must remain loyal too.The student needs to be humble and to realise that a black belt is a progression from one level to the beginning of the next. It is the second phase of a journey, many students believe that once they have their black belt they are now an expert and set up their own schools or stop training altogether. If this happens they miss out on the real richness of the Martial Arts.The left hand punch indicates ‘righteousness’. When Admiral Yi fell out of favour from political opponents, he was wrongly accused of treason and imprisoned. He was later released to face the Japanese forces, and showed his full loyalty to King and country by defending Korea with his naval forces. In Asia left represents the ‘correct/ right/ or righteous way’ in an Asian martial arts movie the hero will be positioned on the left of the screen.The death of Admiral Yi is described as regrettable because he died serving his King having never received an official pardon to clear his name from the false accusations of treason.

Choong Moo Grading Pattern

Northwich & Stockport Taekwon-do Schools

Korean Terminology

English Korean Pronunciation
X-KNIFEHAND CHECKING BLOCK KYOCHA SONKAL MOMCHAU MAKGI /
TWIN PALM UPWARD BLOCK SANG SONBADAK OLLYO MAKGI /
REVERSE KNIFEHAND STRIKE SONKAL DUNG TAERIGI /
DOWNWARD (AXE) KICK NAERYO CHAGI /
JUMPING SIDE KICK TWIMYO YOP CHAGI /
UPWARD KNEE KICK OLLYO MOORUP CHAGI /
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