COLOR BELT PATTERNS
Chon-Ji literally means 'Heaven and Earth'. In the Orient it is interpreted as the beginning of the world or the creation of human history, therefore it is the initial pattern performed by the beginner. It consists of two similar parts, one representing Heaven and the other representing the earth.
Dan-Gun is named after the Holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C.
Do-San is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang Ho (1876 - 1938). The 24 movements of this pattern represent Mr. Ahn's life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and it's independent movement.
Won-Hyo is named after the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.
Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584) nicknamed the 'Confucius of Korea'. The 38 movements of this pattern represent his birthplace on 38 degrees latitude and the diagram represents the word 'scholar'.
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 pattern to represent Mr. Ahn's age when he was executed at Lui Shung prison (1910).
Toi-Gye was the pen name of the noted scholar and philosopher Yi Hwang (16th Century), an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements refer to his birthplace on 37 degrees latitude, the diagram represents 'scholar'.
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.
Choong-Moo was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Lee 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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