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Taekwondo Patterns Part I

ITF Taekwondo Patterns


Part I:  The following is a list of taekwondo patterns (1-12)
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1 of 24 | Chon-Ji Pattern

CHON- JI: means 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. It consist of 19 movements.


Watch:  Chon-Ji Training Video

2 of 24 | Dan-Gun Pattern

DAN-GUN: is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2,333 B.C.  It consist of 21 movements.


Watch:  Dan-Gun Training Video

3 of 24 | Do-San Pattern

DO-SAN: is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938) The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.


Watch:  Do-San Training Video

4 of 24 | Won-Hyo Pattern

WON-HYO: was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 A.D.  It consist of 28 movements.


Watch:  Won-Hyo Training Video

5 of 24 | Yul-Gok Pattern

YUL-GOK: is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea” The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38 latitude and the diagram represents “scholar”. It consist of 38 movements.


Watch:  Yul-Gok Training Video

6 of 24 | Joong-Gun Pattern

JOONG-GUN: is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea , known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910).


Watch:  Joong-Gun Training Video

7 of 24 | Toi-Gye Pattern

TOI-GYE: is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents ” scholar”.


Watch:  Toi-Gye Training Video

8 of 24 | Hwa-Rang Pattern

HWA-RANG: is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity.


Watch:  Hwa-Rang Training Video

9 of 24 | Choong-Moo Pattern

CHOONG-MOO: was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armored battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king. It consist of 30 movements.


Watch:  Choong-Moo Training Video
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10 of 24 | Ge-Baek Pattern

GE-BAEK: is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline. It consist of 44 movements.


Watch:  Ge-Baek Training Video

11 of 24 | Kwang-Gae Pattern

KWANG-GAE: is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria . The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne.


Watch:  Kwang-Gae Training Video

12 of 24 | Po-Eun- Pattern

PO-EUN: is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem “I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times” is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram represents his unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty. It consist of 36 movements.


Watch:  Po-Eun Training Video

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