Chon-Ji: 9th Gup

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. This pattern has 19 movements.

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Dan-Gun: 8th Gup

Is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C. This pattern has 21 movements.

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Do-San: 7th Gup

Is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering education in Korea and its independence movement.

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Won-Hyo: 6th Gup

Was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 A.D.

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Yul-Gok: 5th Gup

Is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yil (1536-1584) nicknamed the "Confucious of Korea". The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38th degree of latitude and the diagram represents "scholar".

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Joong-Gun: 4th Gup

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 at Lui-Shung prison (1910).

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Toi-Gye: 3rd Gup

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 the 37th degree of latitude, and the diagram represents "scholar".

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Hwa-Rang: 2nd Gup

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.

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Choong-Moo: 1st Gup

Was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi 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 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.

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