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10.White Belt

·         White signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

·         Pattern: Saju-Jirugi - Four directional punch. (14 movements)

9.White Belt Yellow Tip

          ·         Yellow signifies earth, from where the plants sprouts and takes root as the tae kwon-do foundation is laid 

·         Pattern: Chon ji tul - Literally means heaven and earth. in the orient interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore it is the initial pattern practiced by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one  representing  Heaven and the other the Earth. (19 movements)

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8.Yellow belt

             ·       Pattern: Dan Gun tul-is named after the Holy Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C. (21 movements) 

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 7.Yellow belt Green Tip

          ·         Green belt signifies the plants growth as Tae Kwon-Do begins to develop.

 

·         Pattern: Do San tul- is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn chang Ho (1876-1938), the 24 movements represent his whole life furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement. (24 movements)

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6.Green Belt

·          Pattern: Won Hyo tul- Won Hyo was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D. (28 movements)

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5.Green belt Blue Tip

·         Blue belt signifies the heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon Do progresses

·         Pattern:Yul Gok Tul - Is the pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584 A.D) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea". The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birth place on 38 degrees latitude and the diagram of this pattern represents "scholar". (38 movements)

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4.Blue Belt

·         Pattern: Joong Gun Tul - 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). (32 movements)

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3. Blue Belt -Red Tip

·         Red belt signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and his opponent to stay away.

·         Pattern: Toi Gye Tul - Toi Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century A.D.), an authority of neo-Confucianism. The movements of this pattern refer to his birth place on 37 degrees lattitude, the diagram of this pattern represents scholar. (37 movements)

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2. Red Belt

·         Pattern: Hwa Rang Tul - is named after the Hwa Rang youth group which originated in the silla dynasty in the early 7th century. This group eventually became the driving force for the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th infantry division, where Tae Kwon-Do developed into maturity. (29 movements)

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1. Red Belt - Black Tip

           ·           Black belt is the opposite of white, therefore signifying the maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do and his imperviousness for darkness and fear.

 

·         Pattern: Choong Moo Tul - was the name given to the great admiral Yi Soon Sin of the Yi dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592 A.D., 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 symbolise his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king. (30 movements)

 

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