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16th Apr 2007 22. So-San
SO-SAN is the pseudonym of the great monk Choi Hyong Ung (1520-1604) during the Lee Dynasty. The 72 movements refer to his age when he organized a corps of monk soldiers with the assistance of his pupil Sa Myunh Dang. The monk soldiers helped repulse the Japanese pirates who overran most of the Korean peninsula in 1592. Movements - 72 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE A
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16th Apr 2007 21. Moon-Moo
Moon-Moo honours the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great King's Rock). According to his will, the body was placed in the sea "where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese." It is said that the Sok Gul Am (Stone cave) was built to guard his tomb. The Sok Gul Am is a fine example of the culture of the Silla Dynasty. The 61 movements in this pattern symbolize the last two figures of 661 A.D. when Moon Moo came to the throne. Movements - 61 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
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16th Apr 2007 20. Ul-Ji
UL- JI is named after general Ul-Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang's invasion force of nearly one million soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 A.D., Ul-Ji employing hit and run guerilla tactics, was able to decimate a large percentage of the force. The diagram represents his surname. The 42 movements represent the author's age when he designed the pattern. Movements - 42 Ready Posture - PARALLEL STANCE WITH AN X-BACK HAND
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16th Apr 2007 19. Yon-Gae
YON-GAE is named after a famous general during the Koguryo Dynasty, Yon Gae Somoon. The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 A.D., the year he forced the Tang Dynasty to quit Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung. Movements - 49 Ready Posture - WARRIOR READY STANCE A
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16th Apr 2007 18. Choi-Yong
CHOI-YONG is named after General Choi Yong, premier and commander in chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Koryo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. He was executed by his subordinate commanders headed by general Yi Sung Gae, who later became the first King of the Lee Dynasty. Movements - 46 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE C
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16th Apr 2007 17. Yoo-Sin
YOO-SIN is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 A.D., the year Korea was united. The ready posture signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than left side, symbolizing Yoo Sin's mistake of following his Kings' orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation. Movements - 68 Ready Posture - WARRIOR READY STANCE B
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16th Apr 2007 16. Sam-Il
SAM-IL denotes the historical date of the independence movement of Korea which began throughout the country on March 1, 1919. The 33 movements in the pattern stand for the 33 patriots who planned the movement. Movements - 33 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE C
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16th Apr 2007 15. Kodang
Kodang is the Pseudonyn of the patriot Cho Man Shik, who dedicated his life to the Korean Independence Movement and to the education of his people. The 45 movements represent the last two figures of 1945, the year Korea was liberated from Japanese occupation.
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16th Apr 2007 14. Choong-Jang
CHOONG-JANG is the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Lee Dynasty, 14th century. This pattern ends with a left-hand attack to symbolize the tragedy of his death at 27 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity. Movements - 52 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE A
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16th Apr 2007 13. Eui-Am
EUI- AM is the pseudonym of Son Byong Hi, leader of the Korean independence movement on March 1, 1919. The 45 movements refer to his age when he changed the name of Dong Hak (Oriental culture) to Chondo Kyo (Heavenly way religion) in 1905. The diagram represents his Indomitable Spirit, displayed while dedicating himself to the prosperity of his nation. EUI-AM Movements - 45 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE D
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16th Apr 2007 12. Ge-Baek
GE-BAEK is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline. Movements - 44 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
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16th Apr 2007 11. Po-Eun
PO-EUN is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram represents his unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty. Movements - 36 Ready Posture - PARALLEL STANCE WITH A HEAVEN HAND
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16th Apr 2007 10. Kwang-Gae
KWANG-GAE is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne. Movements - 39 Ready Posture - PARALLEL STANCE WITH A HEAVEN HAND
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16th Apr 2007 9. Choong-Moo
CHOONG-MOO was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Lee Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king. Movements - 30 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
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16th Apr 2007 8. Hwa-Rang
HWA-RANG is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity. Movements - 29 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE C
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16th Apr 2007 7. Toi-Gye
TOI-GYE is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents " scholar". Movements - 37 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE B
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16th Apr 2007 6. Joong-Gun
JOONG-GUN is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn's age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910). Movements - 32 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE B
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16th Apr 2007 5. Yul-Gok
YUL-GOK is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea" The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38 latitude and the diagram represents "scholar". Movements - 38 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
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16th Apr 2007 4. Won-Hyo
WON-HYO was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 A.D. Movements - 28 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE A
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16th Apr 2007 3. Do-San
DO-SAN is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938) The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement. Movements - 24 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
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