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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.
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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
[Written By:  ITF]
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]

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