ITF taekwondo patterns - your 9th pattern Choong-Moo

Choong-Moo is the 9th of your ITF taekwondo patterns.
You learn this form for your taekwondo black-stripe belt.

On this page

  • We tell you about the meaning and history of the form.
  • And you can learn the moves from taekwondo patterns videos by Jaroslaw Suska (5th Dan).



Choong Moo was the name of the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin in the 16th century AD.

In 1591 Yi developed the Kobukson. This was essentially a big armoured rowing boat. This boat was instrumental in preventing Japan invading in 1592.

After Yi's death he was given the title Choong Moo. It means 'Faithful Warrior'.

This pattern is the first of the itf taekwondo patterns to include a jump kick. Flying side kick is a difficult technique. Take your time with it.

The trick is to work on your tuck jump first. Once you get the hang of the jump, then practise executing the kick when you are at full height.

Here's 10 great tips to help you with remembering your taekwondo forms

Your yellow stripe pattern Chon-Ji

Your yellow belt pattern Dan-Gun

Your green stripe pattern Do-San

Your green belt pattern Won-Hyo

Your blue stripe pattern Yul-Gok

Your blue belt pattern Joong-Gun

Your red stripe pattern Toi-Gye

Your red belt pattern Hwa-Rang

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