This is the first re-requisite exercises that must be learned before attempting the first ITF pattern Chon-Ji tul
This is the second re-requisite exercises that must be learned before attempting the first ITF pattern Chon-Ji tul
Chon-chi has 19 movements diagrammed as a cross (or plus sign). Literally, Chon-chi translates as "heaven - light" which is interpreted as the creation of the world. It is therefore the initial pattern performed by an ITF beginner during their entrance into the world of Taekwon-Do.
Dan-Gun is the second ITF-style color belt teul (pattern). It has 21 movements and is diagrammed as a capital I. Dangun Wanggeom was the legendary founder of Gojoseon, the first kingdom of Korea, in present-day Liaoning, Manchuria, and the Korean Peninsula.
Do-San Tul (24 movements) Do-San is a pseudonym* of the patriot Ahn ChangHo (1876 - 1938) who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.
Won-Hyo Tul (28 movements) Won-Hyo was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 AD.
Yul-Gok Tul (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 the 38th latitude and the diagram represents scholar.
Joon-Gun Tul (32 movements) Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn JoongGun who assassinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, 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 at Lui-Shung prison in 1910.
Toi-Gye Tul (37 movements) Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neoConfucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37th latitude, the diagram represent "scholar".
4 Directional Thrust for red belts.
Hwa-Rang Tul (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 Taekwondo developed into maturity.
Choong-Moo Tul (30 mvmts) Choong-Moo was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty. He is credited with inventing 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, which prevented him from reaching his full potential. He was noted for his loyalty to the king.