Learning your taekwondo patterns? Here's help with taegeuk chil jang (taegeuk 7)

Once you reach taegeuk chil jang the taekwondo patterns start to get a bit more tricky.

The stances get a bit more complicated and the strikes more intricate.

As always take your time. Learn your form slowly and practise a lot. Persevere and you will get there!




OK let's get going with taegeuk chil jang.

  • Swivel 90' to your left into left cat stance. As you turn do a right palm block.
  • Do a right front kick and come back to your original stance. Do a left inner mid section inner block. (It takes a bit of practise to get used to shifting your weight on and off your left foot. Take your time here.)
  • Swivel 180' into your right into right cat stance do a left palm block.
  • Do a left front kick then step back into your original cat stance a do a right inner section middle block.
  • Step 90' to the left with your left foot into back stance. Do a low section double knife hand guarding block.
  • Step forward into back stance and do another low section double knife hand guarding block.
  • Step 90' to your left into left cat stance. Do a left palm block (you are blocking a punch here). Use your right fist to support your left elbow.
  • Do a right back fist strike to the bridge of your opponent's nose.
  • Turn 180' to your right into right cat stance. Do a right palm bock using your left fist to support your elbow.
  • Do a left back fist strike to the bridge of your opponent's nose.
  • Bring your feet together and turn 90' to your left. Bring your hands together and slowly bring them up under your chin. Your right fist is cupped inside your left palm. Here's your chance in taegeuk chil jang to re-focus and breathe!
  • Step your left foot forward into front stance. Now you need to do 2 blocks at once. Do a left inner forearm block and a right low block. Then swap to do a right inner forearm block and a left low block.
  • OK now step forwards into right front stance. Now do another right inner forearm block and left low block. Then a left inner forearm block and a right low block.
  • Swivel right foot to turn 270' degrees to your left into left front stance. Do a twin outer forearm wedging block.
  • Reach as if grabbing your opponents head and pull the 'head' down as you lift and strike with your right knee. Step your right foot into front stance.
  • Bring your left foot behind your right into X stance and do a twin upset punch.
  • Move your left foot back so you are in front stance again and do a low section X block. (Chamber this block from your left hip.)
  • Swivel on your left foot and turn 180' into right front stance. Do a twin outer forearm wedging block.
  • Reach as if grabbing your opponents head and pull the 'head' down as you lift and strike with your left knee. Step your left foot into front stance.
  • Bring your right foot behind your right into X stance and do a twin upset punch.
  • Move your right foot back so you are in front stance again and do a low section X block.
  • Swivel on your right foot turn 90' to your left into an upright L shaped stance. Do a left back fist strike to the side of the head.
  • Open your hand and do a right crescent kick into your palm. Land in horse riding stance and do a right elbow strike into your left palm.
  • Open your hand, do a left crescent kick into your right palm. Land in horse riding stance and do a left elbow strike into your right palm.
  • Stay in horse riding stance and do a slow deliberate left single knife hand.
  • Step forward again into riding stance and do a right sided punch and Key-hup!

And that's taegeuk chil jang!

We think it's of the most beautiful taekwondo patterns when it's done well. To get it looking really good you need to practise sinking really low into your cat stance.

Good luck!


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