Hi everyone. I've been researching ITF forms for over 2.5 years now and have just completed an analysis of Joong-Gun that I'd like to share. I believe that the form is logically organized around the theme of kick catching. The form gives you four takedowns you can perform after catching a kick, as well as four escapes in case your kick is caught. Half the form is a counter to the other half of the form.
The organization is like so:
- Ready position & moves 1-3/4-6: Front kick catch and takedown, ver.1
- Moves 7-8/9-10: Front kick catch and takedown, ver. 2
- Moves 11-13: Front kick catch counter, ver. 1
- Moves 14-16/17-19+20: Front kick catch counter, ver. 2
- Moves 20-22/23-25: Roundhouse kick catch and takedown
- Moves 26-27/28-29: Roundhouse kick catch counter
- Moves 29-31: Side kick catch and takedown
- Move 32 & return to ready position: Side kick catch counter
I cover the applications in three blog posts, with pictures and explanations for everything:
I'm interested in hearing your thoughts.