Patterns

Chon-Ji- 19 movements
Literally, Chon-Ji means “heaven and earth” and refers to the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, and thus is the initial pattern learned by the beginner.

Dan-Gun- 21 movements
Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dangun, the legendary founder of Korea in 2333 BC

Do-san- 24 movements
Do-San is a pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-ho. The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering education in Korea and the Korean independence movement

Won-Hyo
28 movements
This pattern is named after the noted monk Wonhyo who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 AD.

Yul-Gok
38 movements
Yul-Gok is a pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea”. The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38-degree latitude and the diagram of the pattern represents scholar.

Joong-Gun
32 movements
Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hirobumi, 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 at Lui-Shung Prison in 1910.

Toi-Gye
37 movements
Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16 century AD), an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37-degree latitude, the diagram represents “scholar”

Hwa-Rang
29 movements
Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwarang 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.