the names and meanings of the tae kwon do forms and the number of movements.
The meaning is forms.
Heaven and Earth
The legendary founder of Korea
The patriot Ahn who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea.
The monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.
Philosopher and Scholar Yi
Patriot An Joong-Gun who assassinated the first Japanese Governor-General of Korea.
The Penname of the noted scholar Yi, an authority on Neo-Confucianism.
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.
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,
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.
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.