ITF Patterns – 4th Dan
YON-GAE (49 Movements)
YON-GAE is named after a famous general during the Koguryo Dynasty, Yon Gae Somoon. The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 A.D., the year he forced the Tang Dynasty to quit Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung.
Ready Posture – WARRIOR READY STANCE A
UL-JI (42 Movements)
UL-JI is named after general Ul-Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang’s invasion force of nearly one million soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 A.D., Ul-Ji employing hit and run guerilla tactics, was able to decimate a large percentage of the force. The diagram represents his surname. The 42 movements represent the author’s age when he designed the pattern.
Ready Posture – PARALLEL STANCE WITH AN X-BACK HAND
Moon-Moo (61 Movements)
Moon-Moo honours the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great King’s Rock). According to his will, the body was placed in the sea “where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese.” It is said that the Sok Gul Am (Stone cave) was built to guard his tomb. The Sok Gul Am is a fine example of the culture of the Silla Dynasty. The 61 movements in this pattern symbolize the last two figures of 661 A.D. when Moon Moo came to the throne.
Ready Posture – PARALLEL READY STANCE
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10TH – 9TH Kup Patterns (4DP, 4DB, Chon-Ji)
8TH – 6TH Kup Patterns (Dan-Gun, Do-San, Won-Hyo)
5TH – 3RD Kup Patterns (Yul-Gok, Joong Gun, Toi-Gae)
2ND – 1ST Kup Patterns (Hwa-Rang, Choong-Moo)
Ist Dan Patterns (Kwang Gae, Po-Eun, Ge-Beak)
2nd Dan Patterns (Eui-Am, Choong-Jang, Kodang)
3rd Dan Patterns (Sam-Il, Yoo-Sin, Choi-Yong)
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