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Patterns

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Belt
 Pattern
 Meaning
 Kihaps
 Steps
10th Gup
 Sa-Ju
Four directional exercise consisting of two separate techniques.
 8 & 16
 16
 9th Gup
 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.
 17 & 19
 19
 8th Gup
 Dan-Gun
Is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C.
 8 & 17
 21
 7th Gup
 Do-San
Is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938) who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.
 6 & 24
 24
 6th Gup
 Won-Hyo
Was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.
 12 & 26
 28
 5th Gup
 Yul-Gok
Is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea."  The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38th latitude and the diagram represents "scholar."
 23 & 36
 38
 4th Gup
 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 movementsin the pattern to represent Mr. Ahn's age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910).
 12 & 32
 32
 3rd Gup
 Toi-Gye
Is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th Century), an authority of neo-Confucianism.  The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on the 37th latitude, the diagram represents "scholar."
 21 & 37
 37
 2nd Gup
 Hwa-Rang
Is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century.  This eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea.  The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity.
 14 & 29
 29
 1st Gup
 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 armored battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine.  The reason why this pattern ends up with the 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.
 9 & 30
 30
 1st Gup
 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.
 1 & 39
 39
 

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