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Joon Gun Meaning

Joon gun Tul -32 Movements
- Is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger.  There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr Ahn’s age when he died at Lui-shung prison (1910).

Introduced Techniques

Joon Gun
L-stance knife hand middle side block
Walking stance upper elbow strike
Walking stance twin fist high vertical punch
Low stance palm pressing block
Rear foot stance palm upward block
Close stance angle punch
Walking stance twin fist upset punch
Fixed stance U-shaped block
Walking stance x-fist rising block

Step by Step

JOONG-GUN

Movements - 32

Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE B

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the left reverse knife-hand.
  2. Execute a low side front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1.
  3. Lower the left foot to B and then move the right foot to B forming a left rear foot stance toward B while executing a right upward palm block.
  4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle block to A with a right reverse knife-hand.
  5. Execute a low side front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4.
  6. Lower the right foot to A and then move the left foot to A forming a right rear foot stance toward A while executing a left upward palm block.
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
  8. Execute a right upper elbow strike while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.
  9. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
  10. Execute a left upper elbow strike while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D.
  11. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist.
  12. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with a twin fist.
  13. Move the right foot on line CD and then turn anti-clockwise to form a left walking stance to C, executing a rising block with an X-fist.
  14. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a high side strike to E with the left back fist.
  15. Twist the left fist anti-clockwise until the back fist faces downward, forming a left walking stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E.
  16. Execute a high punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E.

Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion.

  1. Bring the left foot to the right foot and move the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F, then execute a high side strike to F with a right back fist.
  2. Twist the right fist clockwise until the back fist faces downward, forming a right walking stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F.
  3. Execute a high punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F.

Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion.

  1. Bring the right foot to the left foot and move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance to C while executing a high block to C with a left double forearm.
  1. Execute a left middle punch to C, forming a right L-stance toward C,
  2. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
  3. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the right double forearm.
  4. Execute a right middle punch to C, forming a left L-stance toward C.
  5. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the left foot.
  6. Lower the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm.
  7. Execute a pressing block with the right palm while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C.

Perform in a slow motion.

  1. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm.
  2. Execute a pressing block with the left palm while forming a right low stance toward C, slipping the right foot to C.

Perform in a slow motion.

  1. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward A while executing an angle punch with the right fist.

Perform in a slow motion.

  1. Move the right foot to A forming a right fixed stance toward A while executing a U-shape block to A.
  2. Bring the right foot to the left foot, move the left foot to B to form a left fixed stance to B, at the same time executing a U-shape block to B.

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

The story of Joong-Gun
Ahn Joong-gun was born in 1879 with seven birthmarks across his stomach and chest in the shape of the Big Dipper, a sign his parents took to be a mark of greatness. Indeed, he was an excellent student and he was good at horse riding, archery and shooting. But Ahn is best remembered as a Korean martyr who died for his country, executed for killing the first Japanese Governor-General of Korea.

In his youth, Ahn studied Chinese literature and martial arts. He became a teacher and established his own school, but his career was cut short when Japan invaded and banned people from speaking Korean. Ahn fled to China in 1907 and joined an anti-Japanese movement. In 1909, he and eleven friends each cut off a finger in a sacrificial oath of allegiance to their country's liberation.

Hirobumi Ito was Governor-General, a job that gave him control of Korean affairs. The Japanese took whatever Korean land they wanted and forced King Ko-jong to give up his throne in July 1907. After some severe rioting, Ito disbanded the Korean police force and army and seized control of the prisons and courts.

Ahn, bitterly upset by the Japanese occupation, had resolved to kill Ito on his way to a meeting in China. When Ito arrived at a Manchurian train station on the morning of 26 October, Ahn was waiting for him. As Ito descended from the train, Ahn stepped forward and calmly shot him dead.

Ahn was seized by Japanese soldiers and put in prison at Lu-Shun. In the Japanese prison, he suffered five months of barbaric torture before he was executed in l9l0. But Ahn’s act of martyrdom backfired: Ito's successor, Akashi Genjiro, was even harder on Korea. He shut down the newspapers, arrested thousands of Korean leaders and enforced a strict military rule that lasted another 35 years.

Summary

  • Korean patriot Ahn Joong-gun
  • Lived from 1879-1910
  • Assassinated Hirobumi Ito, the first Japanese Governor-General of Korea
  • 32 movements represent his age when he was executed at Lu-Shun prison

 

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