ITF Patterns – 5TH KUP to 3rd KUP
Joong Gun (32 movements)
Joong Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong Gun who assassinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor general of Korea, who played a leading part in the Korea-Japan Merger. The 32 movements in this pattern represent Ahn Joong Gun’s age when he was executed at Lui-Shing prison in 1910.
Toi-Gye (37 movements)
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”
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Yul-Gok (38 movements)
Yul–Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584) nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea”. The 38 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38th degree latitude and the diagram represents “scholar”.