Pattern Meanings

Chon-Ji (19 Moves)

Chon-Ji means literally “Heaven and 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.

 Dan Gun (21 Moves)

Dan Gun is named after the holy Dan Gun the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2333 B.C.

 Do San (24 Moves)

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 it’s independence movement.

 Won-Hyo (28 Moves)

Won-Hyo was the noted monk who introduced buddhism to the silla dynasty in the year of 686 A.D.

Yul-Gok (38 Moves)

Is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi (1536 – 1584) nicknamed the “Confucious of Korea)”. The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birth place on 38th degrees latitude and the diagram represents “scholar

Joong Gun(32 Moves)

Joong Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bimo Ito, the first Japanese govenor-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 at Lui-Shung Prison (1910).

 Toi-Gye (37 Moves)

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 degrees latitude, the diagram represents “scholar”.

Hwa-Rang (29 Moves)

Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth Group, which orginated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th Century. This group eventually became the driving force for the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Tae Kwon-Do developed into maturity.

Choong-Moo (30 Moves)

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 armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with the left hand attack is to symbolise his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced resevation of his loyalty to the king.