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CHON-JI

19

Means literally the “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 pans. One to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth.

Chonji

9gup

TAN-GUN

21

It is named after the holly Tan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2333 B.C.
(Read the story of Tan-Gun)

TanGun

8gup

DO-SAN

24

It is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Ch’ang Ho (1876-1938) who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea and it’s independent movemen

Dosun

7gup

WON-HYO

28

Was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynast in the year of 686 A.D.

Wonhyo

6gup

YUL-GOK

38

Is the pseudonym of a Great philosopher and scholar Yi I(1536-1584 A.D.) nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea”. The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38 latitude and the diagram represents “scholar”.

Yulguk

5gup

ChOONG-GUN

32

is named after the patriot An Joon-Gun who assassinated HiroBumi Ito, the first Japanese Governor-General of Korea. known as the man who played the leading part of the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. An’s age when he was executed at Lui-Shung prison (1910).

Choonggun

4gup

TOI-GYE

37

Is the penname of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th AD.), an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements of his pattern refer to his birthplace on the 37 latitude. The diagram represents “scholar”

Toigye

3gup

HWA-RANG:

29

Is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasty about 1350 years ago. This group eventually became the actual 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.

Hwarang

2gup

CHOONG-MOO

30

Was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Sun-Sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armored battleship (kobukson), which was the precursor of the present day submarine in 1592 A.D. 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.

Choongmoo

1gup

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