Form Meanings

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Form Meanings
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the names and meanings of the tae kwon do forms and the number of movements.
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  1. BASIC ONE
    • 20 moves
    • The meaning is forms.
  2. CHON-GI
    • 19 moves
    • Heaven and Earth
  3. DAN-GUN
    • 21 moves
    • The legendary founder of Korea
  4. DO-SAN
    • 24 moves
    • The patriot Ahn who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea.
  5. WON-HYO
    • 28 moves
    • The monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.
  6. YU-GOK
    • 38 moves
    • Philosopher and Scholar Yi
  7. JOONG-GUN
    • 32 moves
    • Patriot An Joong-Gun who assassinated the first Japanese Governor-General of Korea.
  8. TOI-GYE
    • 37 moves
    • The Penname of the noted scholar Yi, an authority on Neo-Confucianism.
  9. HWA-RANG
    • 29 moves
    • 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 Tae Kwon-Do developed into maturity.
  10. CHOONG-MO
    • 30 moves
    • Was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty.
    • He was reputed to have invented the first armored battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor to the present day submarine.
    • The reason 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,
  11. KWANG-GAE
    • 39 moves
    • Is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th king of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater party of Manchuria.
    • The diagram (±) represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory.
    • The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A.D., the year he came to throne.
  12. PO-EUN
    • 36 moves
    • Is the pseudonym of the loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400 A.D.)
    • who was a famous Poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I may be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean.
    • He was a pioneer in the field of physics.
    • The diagram (-) represents his unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty.

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