Colour Belt Grading Material

Grade

10th Kup

Pattern

Saju Jirugi

Saju Makgi

Interpretation

 


9th Kup
CHON-JI
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 similiar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth. This pattern has 19 movements.

8th Kup
DAN-GUN
Is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C. This pattern has 21 movements.

7th Kup
DO-SAN
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.

6th Kup
WON-HYO
Was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 A.D.

5th Kup
YUL-GOK
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".

4th Kup
JOONG-GUN
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 prision (1910).

3rd Kup
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 the 37th degree of latitude, and the diagram represents "scholar".

2nd Kup
HWA-RANG
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.

1st Kup
CHOONG-MOO
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, 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