We train in the traditional 24 patterns (tul) of Taekwondo
developed by the founder General Choi Hong Hi.
THE PATTERNS OF I.T.F. (Chang-hon) TAEKWONDO
Saju-chirigi--14 techniques--10 Kup
Expresses the concept of being strong in all aspects of
Saju-maki -- 16 techniques -- 10 Kup
Four Directional Block
Teaches to be prepared for anything
that may come your way, be aware of your surroundings, and open to change and development.
1 Chon-Ji -- 19 techniques
-- 9 Kup
Heaven and Earth
Symbolizes the creation of the world or the beginning of human history.
Tan-Gun -- 21 techniques -- 8 Kup
Legendary Founder of Korea. Reputed to have lived cerca 2334 B.C.E.
-- 24 techniques -- 7 Kup
Pseudonym of the great Korean patriot and educator Ahn Ch'ang Ho (1876-1938 C.E.).
4 Won-Hyo -- 28 techniques -- 6 Kup
Noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla dynasty in the year 686 C.E.
5 Yul-Kok -- 38 techniques -- 5 Kup
Pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584 C.E.), who was
nicknamed the Confucius of Korea. the 38 techniques refer to his birthplace at 38 degrees latitude.
-- 32 techniques -- 4 Kup
Named after the patriot An Chung-gun who executed the Japanese Governor-General Of Korea. The
32 techniques represent the age at which Mr. An was martyred in prison in 1910.
7 Toi-Gye -- 37 techniques -- 3
Pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang, an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 techniques refer to his birthplate
at 37 degrees latitude.
8 Hwa-Rang -- 29 techniques -- 2 Kup
Named after the Hwa-Rang youth group which originated
in the Silla dynasty 1350 years ago and became the actual driving force for the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea.
9 Chung-Mu -- 30 techniques -- 1 Kup
Was the given name of the great admiral Yi Sun-Sin of the Yi dynasty
who was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship - the precursor of the present day submarine in 1592 C.E. The
left hand attack ending this pattern symbolizes his regrettable death in battle before he had a chance to show his complete
loyalty to the king.
10. Kwang-Gae -- 39 techniques
-- 1 Dan
Named after the famous Gwang-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.
Po-Eun -- 36 techniques -- 1Dan
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 pioner in the field
of physics. The diagram ( - ) represents his nerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty.
Ge-Baek -- 44 techniques -- 1 Dan
named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 A.D.). The diagram (I) represents his severe and strict
13. Eui-Am -- 45 techniques -- 2 Dan
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 ( I ) represents his indomitable spirit,
displayed while dedicating himself to the properity of his nation.
-- 52 techniques -- 2 Dan
Is the pseudonym
given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Yi 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.
Juche -- 45 techniques -- 2 Dan
a philosophical idea that man is the master of everything and decides everything, in other words, the idea that man is the
master of the world and his own destiny. It is said that this idea was rooted in Baekdu Mountain which symbolizes the
spirit of the Korean people. The diagram represents Baekdu Mountain.