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Taekwondo Pattern Meaning

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schoolstudycanada's version from 2018-09-18 21:25

Color Belt Patterns

NameMeaning
Chon-JiBeginning of heaven and Earth
Dan-GunFounder of Korea in 2333 BCE
Do-SanNamed after patriot Ahn-Chang Ho, who devoted his life to furthering the education and independance of Korea
Won-HyoMonk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 AD
Yul-GokPseudonym of philosopher and scholar "Yi L". The 38 movements refer to his birth on the 38th latitude.
Joong-un- Named after patriot Ahn Joong-un who assassinated Huri-Bumi Ito (first Japanese governor-general of Korea).
- The 32 movements represent the age when An Joong-Un was executed in 1910
Toi-gye- pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang
- 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37th latitude
Hwa-Rang- Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty around 600 AD
- The Hwa-Rang youth group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three Kingdoms of Korea
- The 29 movements of Hwa-Rang refer to the 29th Infantry Division (where Taekwondo as a martial arts developed into maturity)
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