Patterns

  1. Why Do We Do Patterns?ITF belts

Patterns are not only useful for determining a student’s progress within the art of tae kwon-do, they develop key skills, combinations and techniques that challenge, improve and refine the student’s skills in all aspects of their martial arts training, including but not limited to flexibility, speed, power, technique, balance, fitness and control.

 

ITF Patterns And Their Meanings

 Chon-Ji (or Cheon-Ji)

Named after “Heaven & Earth”. In Asia, this means in the beginning of the world or in the beginning of recorded history… and thus the Chon-Ji pattern is the beginning pattern learned. This ITF pattern & form has 19 movements.

 Dan-Gun

Named after Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea (in 2,333 BC), This ITF pattern & form has 21 movements.

 Do-San

Named after the alias for the Korean patriot, Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938). This ITF pattern & form has 24 movements.

 Won-Hyo

Named after Won-Hyo, a monk who introduced Buddhism to Korea (Silla Dynasty) in 686 AD. This ITF pattern & form has 28 movements.

 Yul-Gok

Named after the pseudonym for the philosopher, Yi I, who has been nicknamed the Confucius of Korea (1536-1584 AD). This ITF pattern & form has 38 movements.

Joong-Gun (or Jung-Geun)

Named after Ahn Joong-Gun, a Korean patriot who assassinated the first Japanese governor-general of Korea (Hiro Bumi Ito). This ITF pattern & form has 32 movements.

 Toi-Gye

Named after the pseudonym for a famous neo-Confucius scholar, Yi Hwang. This ITF pattern & form has 37 movements.

 Hwa-Rang

Named after the Hwa-Rang Youth Group, an elite youth group during the Silla Dynasty. This ITF pattern & form has 29 movements.

 Choong-Moo (or Chung-Mu)

Named after the posthumous title for the famous Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin of the Yi Dynasty. He is also famous for the Korean turtle ship. This ITF pattern & form has 30 movements.

 Kwang-Gae (or Gwang-Gae)

Named after Kwang-Gae Toh-Wang (also known as Gwanggaeto), a famous king from the Goguryeo Dynasty who conquered much of northern Asia in the late 300s and early 400s AD. This ITF pattern & form has 39 movements.

 Po Eun

Named after the pseudonym for a famous neo-Confucius scholar, Jeong Mongju, who lived in the Goryeo Dynasty. This ITF pattern & form has 36 movements.

 Gae-Baek (or Gye-Baek)

Named after Gae-Baek, a famous general from the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). This ITF pattern & form has 44 movements.

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S PATTERNS

 

WHITE BELT TECHNIQUES

GRADING TECHNIQUES
Moving forward in Walking Stance
Hands on Hips Walking Stance
Fore-fist Punch in Walking Stance
Low Block in Walking Stance
Rising Block in Walking Stance
Knife Hand Strike in L-Stance
Rising Kick in Walking Stance
Front Snap Kick in Walking Stance
Shadow Sparring

WHITE 1 TIP

WHITE 2 TIP

 

WHITE 3 TIP

 

PURPLE BELT PATTERN

PURPLE 1 TIP PATTERN

PURPLE 2 TIP PATTERN

 

PURPLE 3 TIP PATTERN

ORANGE BELT PATTERN

 

ORANGE 1 TIP PATTERN

ORANGE 2 TIP PATTERN

ORANGE 3 TIP PATTERN

 

 

SKY BLUE PATTERN

SKY BLUE 1 TIP PATTERN

SKY BLUE 2 TIP PATTERN

 

SKY BLUE 3 TIP PATTERN

BROWN BELT PATTERN

BROWN 1 TIP PATTERN

BROWN 2 TIP PATTERN

BROWN 3 TIP PATTERN

JUNIOR CHILDRENS BLACK BELT

JUNIOR CHILDRENS BLACK BELT1 TIP

JUNIOR CHILDRENS BLACK BELT2 TIP

JUNIOR CHILDRENS BLACK BELT3 TIP