New Century Taekwon-Do

Ko-Dang


Ko-Dang is the Pseudonyn of the patriot Cho Man Shik, who dedicated his life to the Korean Independence Movement and to the education of his people.literally "the Heaven the Earth".   It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth.

Movements - 39
Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE

Ko-Dang

The illustrations for this pattern assume that the student is standing on the X and facing D.

  1. Move the right foot to AC to form a sitting stance toward AD, at the same time executing a middle pushing block to AD with the left palm.
  2. Execute a middle punch to AD with the right fist, maintaining a sitting stance toward AD.
  3. Move the right foot on line CD, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm.
  4. Execute a low block to AD with the right outer forearm and a middle side block to D with the left inner forearm, maintaining a right L-stance toward D.
  5. Move the left foot to BC forming a sitting stance toward BD, at the same time executing a middle pushing block to BD with the right palm.
  6. Execute a middle punch to BD with the left fist, maintaining a sitting stance toward BD.
  7. Move the left foot on line CD, forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm.
  8. Execute a low block to BD with the left outer forearm and a middle side block to D with the right inner forearm, maintaining a left L-stance toward D.
  9. Turn the face toward C forming a left bending ready stance B toward D.
  10. Execute a middle back piercing kick to C with the right foot.
  11. Lower the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle block to D with the left knife hand
  12. Turn the face toward C forming a right bending ready stance B toward D.
  13. Execute a middle back piercing kick to C with the left foot.
  14. Lower the left foot to C, forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle block to D with the right knife hand
  15. Move the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a downward thrust to D with the left straight elbow.
  16. Move the left foot to C, forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a downward thrust to D with the right straight elbow.
  17. Move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D while executing a pressing block to D with the right palm.
  18. Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a pressing block to D with the left palm.
  19. Move the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D, while executing a downward block to D with the left outer forearm.
  20. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D, while executing a downward block to D with the right outer forearm.
  21. Move the left foot to D, forming a right rear foot stance toward D, at the same time executing an upward block to D with the left palm.
  22. Move the right foot to D, forming a left rear foot stance toward D, at the same time executing an upward block to D with the right palm.
  23. Move the right foot to C, forming a right rear foot stance toward D, and then execute a middle side front snap kick to D with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 22.
  24. Perform 24 and 25 in a continuous motion:
    Lower the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high inward strike to D with a twin knife-hand.
  25. Execute a rising block with the left knife hand, maintaining a left walking stance toward D
  26. Execute a low guarding block to D with a knife hand, while forming a right L-stance toward D, pulling the left foot.
  27. Execute a downward punch to D with the right fist while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot.
  28. Move the left foot to the side rear of the right foot and then slide to C, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife hand.
  29. Jump and land on the same spot, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife hand.
  30. Jump to D to form a right X-stance toward BD, while executing a high side strike to D with the right back fist.
  31. Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a high side block to C with the left outer forearm.
  32. Move the left foot on line CD, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high side block to D with the right outer forearm.
  33. Move the left foot to D, forming a right L-stance toward D, at the same time executing an upset punch to D with the right fist and bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder.
  34. Execute a middle hook kick to A with the right foot.
  35. Lower the right foot to A, forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a high cross cut to A with the right flat finger tip.
  36. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then execute a middle hook kick to B with the left foot.
  37. Lower the left foot to B, forming a right L-stance toward B, at the same time executing a high cross cut to B with the left flat finger tip.
  38. Bring the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a high guarding block to A with a knife hand.
  39. Bring the right foot to the left foot, and then move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B, at the same time executing a high guarding block to B with a knife hand.

END: Move the left foot to a ready stance C facing D.