Taekwon-do Hyongs


Means the heaven and earth. The creation of the world or the beginning of human history/ the pattern is two parts; one to represent the heaven, the other to represent the earth. There are 19 movements.


This form is named after the holy Tan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea, in the year 2334 B.C. There are 21 movements.


The pen name of the patriot An Ch’ang-Ho (1876-1938) who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement. There are 24 movements.


Was the name of the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 868 A.D. There are 28 movements.


Is the pen-name of a great philosopher and scholar Yii (1536-1584,) nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea.” There are 38 movements.


Is named after the patriot An Chung-gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumiito, the first Japanese Governor-General of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Japan-Korea merger. The 32 movements refer to his age at death when he was executed at Lui-Shung prison.


Is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi-Hwang (16th century A.D.) An authority in Neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37′ latitude and the diagram (1) represents scholar.


Is named after the Hwa-rang, a youth group which originated in the Silla dynasty about 1350 years ago. this group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea. There are 29 movements.


Was the given name to the great Admiral Yi Sun-Sin of the Yi dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armored battleship (1592 A.D. Kubokson) which was the forerunner of the present day submarine. The reason this pattern ends up with the left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having a chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king. There are 30 movements.

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