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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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 2. Dan-Gun
DAN-GUN is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2,333 B.C. Movements - 21 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 1. Chon-Ji
CHON- JI means literally " the Heaven the Earth". It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth. Movements - 19 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE The illustrations for this pattern assume that the student is standing on line AB and facing D
[Written By:  ITF]
6th Mar 2007 Master Galaragga conducts Masterclass and ITF Umpire Course in Ireland
The Irish United Taekwon-Do Federation (IUTF) had the honour of hosting the Head of the ITF Umpire Committee, Master Nestor Galarraga, VIII Dan, at the end of November in Cork City. Master Galarraga first conducted a special seminar on sparring, which was attended by well over 100 black belts.
[Written By:  Shane Fitzgibbon]
26th Feb 2007 Report on The Grandmaster's Class Seminar
This past weekend in beautiful Calgary Alberta, the TTA in association with Lightning Family Martial arts was host to the ITF President and son of the founder of Taekwon Do, Grandmaster Choi, Jung Hwa. The President ran a 2 Day seminar, sharing his extensive knowledge with over 90 participants.
[Written By:  Tom Steven]
9th Feb 2007 Mr. Parm Rai @ Batch Taekwon-Do
An Excellent Workshop with Mr. Parm Rai On January 20, 2007, Mr. Parm Rai, Special Assistant to President Choi, ITF Treasurer, ITF Technical Committee Member and VI Degree Black Belt conducted a 1 day workshop in Midland, Michigan at Batch Taekwon-Do.
[Written By:  ITF - USITF]
7th Feb 2007 The International Irish Championships, Cork City
This years International Irish Championships was organised by the Irish United Taekwon-Do Federation (IUTF) and it proved to be Irelands largest Taekwon-Do competition ever with over 700 entrants. The event has become one of the premier annual competitions on the European calendar which a huge foreign contingent now regularly attending each year.
[Written By:  Shane Fitzgibbon, ITF Ireland]
11th Dec 2006 First Hong Kong Cyberport Cup
A new ITF local championship was founded this year with the holding of the first Cyberport Cup in the Cyberport shopping mall on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The event was presided over by Master Chew of Malaysia who accompanied the visiting teams to the event and was sponsored jointly by Cyberport, who hosted the event, and Adidas, who provided the sparring equipment. The event is intended to become an annual fixture.
[Written By:  ITF Administration]
7th Dec 2006 IUTF Host Master Maidana Workshops
Master Jose Maidana traveled to Ireland in October for 15 days in order to conduct a series of workshops around the country. The trip was hosted by the Irish United Taekwon-Do Federation and it was the second time that the well respected Master has traveled to the country as guest of the IUTF.
[Written By:  ITF Administration]
27th Nov 2006 Master Class at East Coast Taekwon Do
East Coast Taekwon Do Club was delighted to welcome two very senior ranking ITF representatives to Newtown Mount Kennedy, Wicklow, Ireland on 28 October last
[Written By:  Mr. Adrian Yeats, II Dan]
16th Nov 2006 A Great Review of the Cycle of Taekwon-Do (Soonhwan Do)
On November 11, 2006, Special Assistant to President Choi, ITF Treasurer, ITF Technical Committee Member, and VI Degree Black Belt, Mr. Parm Rai, traveled to All-Star Taekwon-Do in Fairfield, New Jersey (USA), to conduct a 4.5-hour ITF workshop. Participants ranked from yellow belts through 6th degree black belts and traveled from 4 states (Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) to train with Mr. Rai.
[Written By:  Nick Malefyt]
13th Nov 2006 Superb Seminar by Mr. Tarcisio (Toni) Martella VI
Taekwon-Do Central, ISD 99, hosted a highly successful and exciting 2-day Seminar the second weekend of October in Eschwege, Germany. Conducting the seminar was VI Degree Tarcisio (Toni) Martella from Bochum, Germany.
[Written By:  Robert Borja - Taekwon-Do CentralISD 99] Comments: 1
23rd Oct 2006 Master Robert N. Wheatley Seminar
Beginning on Thursday, August 31, 2006, I was greatly honored to accompany Master Robert N. Wheatley, President of the US-ITF and Chairman of the Promotions and Disciplinary Committees of the ITF,
[Written By:  Terence Geoghegan]
23rd Aug 2006 ITF Umpires Course
As you all know, the 8th ITF Juniors World Championships will be held between the 14th 16th September, at the Arena Geelong, in Geelong city, Victoria, Australia.
[Written By:  Master Nstor Galarraga]

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