[article] ROK Army Primer: Possible training for Rain and new recruits?

Written by: Stephe Thornton, Managing Editor ^@@^

(Motto image courtesy of http://www.army.mil.kr)

[Cloud USA 10/18/2011] Here we are, exactly one week from the day that South Korean singer, dancer, actor, honorary ambassador and mega-entertainer Rain (real name, JiHoon Jung) passed through the Uijeongbu 306 Reserve Troop Battalion gate and officially became a recruit in the Republic of Korea military, like many of his celebrity colleagues before him.

Tears and cheers of pride were released by his family, close friends, and fans there and in many countries, including the U.S., as he waved farewell on October 11 for 21 months. As we understand it, his military discharge date will be July 10, 2013.

Since then, JiHoon has been assigned to Unit KEY of the 6th Corps’ Division No. 5 for basic training, and relocated to his eight-week boot camp this past Friday in Yeoncheon-gun (Yeoncheon County), GyeongGi-do (GyeongGi Province). Incidentally, the State of Mexico, and the U.S. states of Virginia, Utah, and Florida are a few of GyeongGi’s sister provinces. The city of Incheon is located on the coast of GyeongGi, and capital city Seoul lies in its very heart.

Basic training officially began Monday the 17th. On or around December 12, after basic is done, JiHoon and his recruit-mates will be given their proper duty assignments and locations and will begin their military service in earnest.

This, from the official Republic of Korea Army website, is a schedule that tentatively outlines the training regimen of ROKA recruits. This general information is listed on a public page on their Korean site, which is why I am comfortable sharing it here, and may differ from camp to camp. The half-hour difference in the two time periods may be due to the season (summer or winter).

ROKA Training Period, Recruits

6:00 to 8:30 am Wake up, Roll Call, Breakfast

8:30 to 11:40 am Training

Lunch 11:40 to 13:00 (1:00 pm)

13:00 to 16:10 (4:10 pm) Education

16:10 to 20:00 (8 pm) Fitness, dinner, free time

20:00 to 21:50 (9:50 pm) Home Affairs education, creating discipline record (writing), roll call

22:00 to 6:00 (10 pm to 6 am) sleeping

***

6:30 to 9:00 am Wake up, Roll Call, Breakfast

9:00 to 12:10 Training

Lunch 12:10 to 13:20 (1:20 pm)

13:20 to 16:30 (4:30 pm) Training

16:30 to 20:00 (8 pm) Fitness, dinner, free time

20:00 to 21:50 (9:50 pm) Home Affairs education, creating discipline record (writing), roll call.

22:00 to 06:30 (10 pm to 6:30 am) sleeping

(Hogugy image courtesy of http://www.army.mil.kr)

Also mentioned were subjects of study such as military courtesy, gymnastics, Taekwondo, shooting, marching, guerrilla weaponry, chemical weaponry, first aid and physical fitness tests.  It’s not clear if these additional subjects are covered in boot camp or if they come along for the recruits after basic is finished up. But either way, JiHoon/Rain’s Taekwondo studies from his early 20s, his leading role as a K-1 fighter in drama A Love To Kill, his training as a stunt man for his leading role in the Warner Bros. movie Ninja Assassin (2009), and his seven months training as a fighter pilot for his lead role in upcoming Korean blockbuster Flight: Close To The Sun (비상 [飛上]: 태양가까이) should serve him very well.

Alcohol, tobacco, telephones, and visitations are not allowed, of course. Giving up smoking seems to be strongly recommended.

On the ROKA English site, I “met” Hogugy, who is the main character in the ROK Army’s cast of emblems. Hogugy symbolizes the Korean peninsula, patriotism, and Korea’s sacred animal, the tiger. His gesture expresses how the ROKA is headed toward the future.

No one but the ROKA and the recruits themselves truly know their schedules and training. But we on the outside can have somewhat of an idea of what’s in store for them, send up prayers for their safety, and cheer them on.

— Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com / www.cloudusa.org

Source: www.army.mil.kr

Tip: Kongsao, himechandayo

~ by Cloud USA on October 18, 2011.

9 Responses to “[article] ROK Army Primer: Possible training for Rain and new recruits?”

  1. It is nice to know that Rain is physically fit given that training and will have longer hours of sleep compared to what he used to do.

    Like

  2. I feel sorry for those other guys who aren’t as fit as our guy …. 🙂 yikes!

    Like

  3. Yep all that training is really going to come in handy for Rain. Great info, thanks for posting.

    Like

  4. Thanks for the normal hours!! Those military hours drive me nuts!! I always end asking to my hubbie or counting with my fingers to get it right! Can you imagine me as a soldier?

    Superior officer: “Vazquez your fitness test will be at 16:30 Hours, be ready to haul your sorry a@@!! Move!!

    Mari: “OMG!!! Is that 3:30 or 4:30 or its 5:30? No, if 13 hours is 1:00pm then it must be…” *sweating, counting with fingers, panic face*

    Superior officer:.”Did you hear me Vazquez? I said MOVE!!!

    Like

  5. ¿Cómo estará? ya se habrá acostumbrado a este régimen..el es fuerte, yo lo sé, pero..mi príncipe, por favor cuídate mucho, estoy rezando por ti, todos los días…regresa con bien …♥

    Like

  6. *Giving up smoking is strongly recommended*….Ya think?!….HA!

    (*Superior officer giving orders*)….”OK recruits, I need you to get up AND down that there mountain (*looking like Mt. Everest*) 15 times before chow time…you got 20 minutes…..MOOOVE IT!! I SAID HUSTLE!!!! You too Mr. K-Pop eye candy….MOVE Soldier!!

    (SMILES)

    Like

    • Hahahahaha girl you a fool, but yeah can you see them trying to smoke and and knock down all those push ups and running and in the winter? Ha! Breath. No puff puff pass there (kidding)

      Like

    • LOL…. ahhahahaahah NOKIDDING HERE ?????????
      *Superior officer giving orders*)….”OK recruits, I need you to get up AND down that there mountain (*looking like Mt. Everest*) 15 times before chow time…you got 20 minutes…..MOOOVE IT!! I SAID HUSTLE!!!! You too Mr. K-Pop eye candy….MOVE Soldier!!
      THEY CAN SMOKE THAT and during winder is enough for Ji-hoon mubble his teeth and : Rain: Oh boy i going to give Razio face afer this mr.
      Superior officer … Trun himself around and kick that air ahahahah
      and rain like u gojng get that Kick from soon ahahahah well, during all that push up training sweat and runing geseeeeeeeeeee rain will so drang tried oh yeah he body will shaking off (SMILE)

      Like

    • LOL i just love you and your comments they make my day…I can see and hear the superior officer saying that Jihoon and as he is running Jihoon is saying to himself..Did he just call me K-pop eye candy? LMAO 😀

      Like

Hey there. Welcome! What's your point of view?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 
%d bloggers like this: