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Sejong the Great

Se-Jong is one of the 5th degree black belt forms used in ITF-style taekwondo. This form is named after Se Jong the Great, the Korean king who is credited with the development of the the Korean Hangul alphabet in 1443 C.E. The diagram for this form represents the king, while the 24 movements refer to the 24 letters of the Korean alphabet.

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Se-Jong Tul


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Written Instructions Edit

Lines Sejong

The lines of Se-Jong (student view)

  • Ready Posture: Closed Ready Stance B
  • Step 1. Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B at the same time executing a low block to B with the left forearm.
  • Step 2. Bring the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to A to form a left L-stance toward A while executing a twin forearm block.
  • Step 3. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot.
  • Step 4. Lower the right foot to D, and then move the left foot to F to form a left walking stance toward F while executing a rising block with the left forearm.
  • Step 5. Bring the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to E to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle strike to E with the right knife-hand.
  • Step 6. Bring the right foot to the left foot, forming a closed ready stance B toward D.
  • Step 7. Jump to D to form a left X-stance toward DG while executing a high side strike to D with the left back fist, bringing the right finger belly to the left side fist.
  • Step 8. Move the right foot to G, forming a right walking stance toward G while executing a high punch to G with the right fist.
  • Step 9. Move the right foot on line GH to form a left fixed stance toward H while executing a high guarding block to H with the forearm.
  • Step 10. Move the right foot to H, forming a right walking stance toward H while executing a middle thrust to H with the right straight finger tip.
  • Step 11. Bring the right foot to the left foot, and then move the left foot to G to form a left walking stance toward G while executing a high side strike to G with the left back fist.
  • Step 12. Move the left foot on line GH to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a scooping block with the left palm.
  • Step 13. Execute a middle turning kick to C with the left foot.
  • Step 14. Lower the left foot to C in a jumping motion, forming a left X-stance toward CF while executing a high block to C with the left double forearm.
  • Step 15. Move the right foot to F to form a sitting stance toward C while extending the right fist horizontally to C. Perform in a slow motion.
  • Step 16. Execute a front strike to C with the left back fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward C.
  • Step 17. Bring the right foot behind the left foot, and then move the left foot to E, forming a left diagonal stance toward C while executing a pressing block with a twin palm.
  • Step 18. Execute a middle block to C with a double arc-hand while forming a left walking stance toward CE.
  • Step 19. Pull the left reverse footsword to the right knee joint to form a right one-leg stance toward C at the same time executing a high side block to F with the right outer forearm and a low side block to E with the left forearm.
  • Step 20. Lower the left foot to D forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a pressing block with the right palm. Perform in a slow motion.
  • Step 21. Pull the left instep to the hollow of the right leg to form a right one-leg stance toward C while striking the left palm with the right back forearm.
  • Step 22. Lower the left foot to C, turning clockwise to form a right fixed stance toward D while thrusting to C with the left side elbow.
  • Step 23. Move the right foot to A, forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a high guarding block to A with a knife-hand.
  • Step 24. Bring the right foot to the left foot, and then move the left foot to B to form a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the right fist.
  • End: Bring the foot back to a ready position

Black Belt Forms Edit

The ITF-style Black Belt forms are:

Forms no longer used:

* Ko-Dang is an older form, replaced with Juche. Ko-Dang is still taught in some schools however.

U-Nam is an ITF/Chang Hon-style form that appears only in the 1959 edition of Choi Hong Hi's Tae Kwon Do Teaching Manual.

References Edit

The primary reference is:

The following websites are also particularly good online references for ITF-style taekwondo:

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