Learning Your Taekwondo Patterns? Here's help with taegeuk-il-jang

On this page we show a slow video of taegeuk-il-jang - so you can learn each move.

And we give detailed written instructions so you understand each technique.



If you're finding it hard to learn taegeuk-il-jang...

...that's normal. Because if you're new to martial arts, learning patterns is difficult. And we honestly found taegeuk 1 the hardest of all.

Our advice?...

...don't stress. Take your time. Learn your pattern slowly and carefully and pay attention to every little detail.

Taegeuk 1 is your starting block. Your foundation. Get it right and you build a solid base for the more complicated taekwondo patterns to follow.

OK. Let's go with taegeuk-il-jang!

  • Swivel 90' to your left. This brings you into walking stance- left foot in front. As you turn do a left arm low block.
  • Step forward with your right foot into walking stance. While you step do a right arm middle section punch.
  • Step with your right foot and turn 180' to your right. This brings you into walking stance with your right foot forward. As you turn do a right arm low block.
  • Step forward with your left foot into walking stance. As you step do a left arm middle section punch.
  • Step 90' to the left with your left foot into front stance. Do a low block with your left arm.
  • Keep your feet where they are and do a right arm middle section punch.
  • Step your right foot up to the right side of your left foot and turn 90'to the right. You should end up in walking stance with your right foot forward. As you turn do an inwards middle block with your left arm.
  • Step forwards with your left foot into walking stance. As you step do a right arm middle section punch.
  • Swivel through to your left 180' so you end up in walking stance with your left foot forwards. While you turn do a right arm inward middle block.
  • Step forwards with your right foot into walking stance and do a left arm middle punch.
  • Step to the right with your right foot. Turn through 90' to end up in front stance with your right foot forwards. Do a right arm low block.
  • Keep your feet where they are and do a left arm middle section punch.
  • Bring your left foot up in to the side of your right foot and swivel 90' to your left. You should be in walking stance with your left foot in front. Do a high block with your left arm.
  • Do a front kick with your right leg to land the leg in front in walking stance. Do a right hand middle section punch.
  • Step with your right foot and turn to your right 180' to end up in walking stance with your right foot in front. Do a high block with your right arm.
  • Do a front kick with your left leg to land the leg in front in walking stance. Do a left hand middle section punch.
  • Now step your left foot round to turn 90' to your right into front stance. Do a left arm low block.
  • Step forward into front stance with your right foot in front. Do a right arm mid section punch. Ki-hup!

And that's it! Well done. You did taegeuk-il-jang.

Enjoy it for a while. Cement it into your memory. It'll become second nature in no time!


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