- Why Do We Do Patterns?
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.
Named after Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea (in 2,333 BC), This ITF pattern & form has 21 movements.
Named after the alias for the Korean patriot, Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938). This ITF pattern & form has 24 movements.
Named after Won-Hyo, a monk who introduced Buddhism to Korea (Silla Dynasty) in 686 AD. This ITF pattern & form has 28 movements.
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.
Named after the pseudonym for a famous neo-Confucius scholar, Yi Hwang. This ITF pattern & form has 37 movements.
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.
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.
WHITE BELT 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
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