June 28, 2015
Koryo is taught as the last colored belt pattern in our school (the third red belt form). It has 50 moves. Meaning: It is the name of an old Korean Dynasty.
Choong-Moo is the ninth colored belt pattern and the second red belt pattern. It has 30 moves in it. Meaning: The inventer of the first armored battleship (1592 C.E.).
Hwa-Rang is the eighth colored belt pattern and the first red belt pattern. It has 29 moves in it. Meaning: A youth group that started in the Silla Dynasty.
Toi Gye is the seventh pattern and the second blue belt pattern. It has 37 movements in it. Meaning: A well known scholar and an authority on neo-Confucianism.
Joong-Gun is the sixth colored belt pattern (first blue belt pattern). It has 32 movements in it. Meaning: He assinated the first Japanese Governer-General of Korea.
Yul-Gok is the fifth colored belt pattern taught (second green belt pattern). It has 38 movements in it. Meaning: He was a philosopher and scholar.
Won-Hyo is the fourth pattern taught (the first green belt pattern). It has 28 moves. Meaning: He was a monk who brought Buddhism throughout Korea in 686 C.E. (during the Silla Dynasty).
Do-San is the third pattern taught (yellow belt pattern). It has 24 movements. Meaning: The pen name of Ahn Ch'ang Ho, (a Korean patriot) who dedicated his entire life to making education better in Korea.
Dan-Gun is a yellow belt pattern (the second pattern taught). It has 21 moves. Meaning: Dangun was said to be the grandson of the god of heaven. He founded the first kingdom in Korea in 2333 B.C.E.
Chon-Ji is a white belt pattern (the first pattern taught). It has 19 moves and means heaven and earth.