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Chon-Ji

Chon-Ji

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Number of movements: 19

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Pattern meaning: Chon-Ji literally means "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 Heaven and the other Earth.

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Dan-Gun

Dan-Gun

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Number of movements: 21

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Pattern meaning: Holy Dangun founder of Korea 2333BC

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Do-San

Do-San

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Number of movements: 24

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Pattern meaning: DO-SAN is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938) who he devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

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Won-Hyo

Won-Hyo

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Number of movements: 28

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Pattern meaning: WON-HYO was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 A.D.

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Yul-Gok

Yul-Gok

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Number of movements: 38

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Pattern meaning: 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".

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Toi-Gye

Toi-Gye

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Number of movements: 37

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Pattern meaning: 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".

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Joong-Gun

Joong-Gun

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Number of movements: 32

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Pattern meaning: 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. The 32 movements in this pattern represent Mr. Ahn's age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison in 1910.

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Hwa-Rang

Hwa-Rang

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Number of movements: 29

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Pattern meaning: 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.

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Choong-Moo

Choong-Moo

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Number of movements: 30

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Pattern meaning: 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 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.

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Kwang-Gae

Kwang-Gae

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Number of movements: 39

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Pattern meaning:

Pattern meaning: 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.

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Po-Eun

Po-Eun

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Number of movements: 36

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Pattern meaning: pending

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Ge-Baek

Ge-Baek

Number of movements:

Number of movements: 44

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Pattern meaning:

Pattern meaning: 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.

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Eui-Am

Eui-Am

Number of movements:

Number of movements: 45

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Pattern meaning:

Pattern meaning: EUI- AM is the pseudonym of Son Byong Hi, leader of the Korean independence movement on March 1, 1919. The 45 movements refer to his age when he changed the name of Dong Hak (Oriental culture) to Chondo Kyo (Heavenly way religion) in 1905. The diagram represents his Indomitable Spirit, displayed while dedicating himself to the prosperity of his nation

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Choong-Jang

Choong-Jang

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Number of movements: 52

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Pattern meaning: CHOONG-JANG is the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Yi Dynasty, 14th century. This pattern ends with a lefthand attack to symbolize the tragedy of his death at 27 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity.

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Juche

Juche

Number of movements:

Number of movements: 45

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Pattern meaning: Juche is a philosophical idea that man is the master of everything and decides everything, in other words, the idea that man is the master of the world and his own destiny. It is said that this idea was rooted in the Baekdu Mountain which symbolises the spirit of the Korean people. The diagram represents the Baekdu Mountain.

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