The 24 patterns represent 24 hours, one day or of my life.
Patterns begin and end on the same spot indicating the perionners accmacy
The name of the pattern, the number of movements and the diagrammatic symbol of
each pattern symbolizes either heroic figures in Korean history or instances relating to
CHON -.II 19 moves
Means literally the heaven the earth. In the orient it is interpreted as the creation of the
world or the beginning of human history, therefore it is the initial pattern played by
the beginner. It has 2 similar parts 1 to represent the heaven the other the earth.
DAN - GUN 21moves
Named after the holy Dan - Gun legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 BC.
DO - SAN 24 moves
The pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang - Ho (1876-1938). The 24 movements
represent his entire life, which he dedicated to furthering the education of Korea and
its independence movement
WON - HYO 28moves
Was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in 686 AD.
YUL - GOK 38 moves
Is the pseudonym of th~gr~~tphilosophefandscholarYi I f1536 -1584) nicknamed
theTonfucius of Korea The 38 moves represent his birthplace on the 38th degree
latitude and the diagram (+) represents scholar.
JOONG - GUN 32 moves
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 a leading role in
the Korea Japan merger.32 movement signify Mr. Ahn's age when executed in Lui-
Shung prison in 1910.
TOI-GYE 37 moves
The pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (l6th century), an authority on neo-
Confucianism. The 37 moves represent his birthplace on the 37th degree latitude and
the diagram (+) represents scholar.
HWA - RANG 29 moves
Named after the Hwa - Rang youth group which originated in the early 7th century.
The 29 moves refer to the 29tli Infantry Division where TKD developed into maturity.
CHOONG - MOO 30 moves
Was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon - Sin of the Lee Dynasty. He was
reputed to have invented the first annoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is
said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The pattern ends in aJeft hand
attack to symbolize his regrettable death ,having no chance to show his unrestrained
potentiality checked by the force reservation of his loyalty to the .king