Quality Taekwondo Karate Martial Arts in Mattoon, Effingham, and Charleston Illinois
PATTERNS - FORMS
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White Belt - KukMu Chodan
Kuk-Mu Chodan (20 movements): National Martial Art.
Yellow Belt - Dan Gun
Dan-Gun (21 movements): Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C. *NOTE: Legendary Founder*
2nd Yellow Belt - Do San
Do-San (24 movements): Do-San is a pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1878 - 1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering education in Korea and the Korean independence movement.
Green Belt - Won Hyo
Won-Hyo (28 movements): Won-Hyo was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 AD.
2nd Green Belt - Yul Gok
Yul-Gok (38 movements): Yul-Gok is a pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536 - 1584) 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.
Joon-Gun (32 movements): 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 patter to represent Mr Ahn's age when he was executed at Lui-Shung in 1910.
Toi-Gye (37 movements): 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-degree latitude, the diagram represent "scholar".
Hwa-Rang (29 movements): Hwa Rang is named after the Haw Rang youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th infantry Division, where Tae Kwon Do developed into maturity.
Choong-Moo (30 movements): 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. This pattern ends with a left hand attack, to symbolize his regrettable death. He was noted for his unrestrained loyalty to the King.