Forms / Name, Meaning & Number of Movements

Name Moves
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1) Chon-Ji 19 Means literally "Heaven and Earth".
2) Dan-Gun 21 Named after the holy Dan-Gun, legendary founder of Korea, who founded legendary Korea in the year 2333 B.C.
3) Do-San 24 Named after Do-San Ahn Ch'ang-Ho, the Korean patriot who dedicated his life to the education of Korea and it's independence movement.
*) Suh-Kang Il 32 Grand Master Suh-Jang-Kang's first form.
4) Won-Hyo 28 Named for the Korean monk who brought Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty of Korea in the year 686 A.D.
5) Yul-Gok 38 Named for the Korean Confuscious, Yi-I.
6) Joong-Gun 32 Named for the Korean patriot An Joong-Gun who assassinated the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, Hirobumi Ito.
7) Toi-Gye 37 Penname for the neo-confuscian scholar, Yi-Hwang.
8) Hwa-Rang 29 Named for the Hwa-Rang youth group, who's motto was to be the driving force behind the unification of the three Kingdoms of Korea (Silla, Baek-Je and the Koguryo).
*) Suh-Kang Ee 41 Grand Master Suh-Jang-Kang's second form.
9) Choong-Moo 30 Named for the Korean Admiral, Yi Sun-Sin, after whom Korea's first armoured battleship was named.
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10) Kwang-Gae 39 Named after Gwang-Gae-T'o-Wang, nineteenth King of the Koguryo Dynasty who regained all lost territories in battle, including the upper part of greater Manchuria.
11) Po-Eun 36 Pseudonym for the famous Korean poet, Chong Mong-Chu, who's poem is know to all Koreans. The gist of which is - "I would rather be crucified a hundred times, than to serve a second master".
12) Ge-Baek 44 Named for the Korean general Ge-Baek of the Baek-Je Dynasty, who was known for his severe and strict military rule.
13) Eui-Am 45 Named after Son-Byong-Hi, leader of the Korean independence movement on March 1, 1919.
14) Choon Jang 52 Named after Kim Duk Ryung, general of the Yi dynasty in the 14th century ad.
15) Juche 45 Juche is the philosophical idea that man is the master of everything, the world and his own destiny. It is said, this idea is rooted in Baekdu Mountain and symbolizes the spirit of the Korean people.
16) Sam-Il 33 Sam-Il denotes the historical date of the Independence Movement of Korea. The 33 movements represent the 33 patriots who planned the movement.
17) Yoo-Sin 68 The hyung named after General Kim Yoo Sin, commanding general during the Silla Dynasty, who unified the three Kingdoms of Korea in 668 A.D. The 68 movements refer to the last two numbers of the year Korea was united.
18) Choi-Yong 46 General Choi-Yong, the Premier and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Koryo Dynasty, during the 14th Century.
19) Yon-Gae 49 Yon-Gae is named after a famous General during the Koguryo Dynasty, Yon Gae Somoon. The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 A.D., the year he forced the Tang Dynasty to quit Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung.
20) Ul-Ji 42 Ul-Ji is named after general Ul-Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang's invasion force of nearly one million soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 A.D., Ul-Ji employing hit and run guerilla tactics was able to decimate a large percentage of the force. The diagram represents his surname. The 42 movements represent the author's age when he designed the pattern.
21) Moon-Moo 61 Moon-Moo honors the 30th king of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great King's Rock). According to his will, the body was placed in the sea "Where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese." It is said that the Sok Gul Am (Stone Cave) was built to guard his tomb. The Sok Gul Am is a fine example of the culture of the Silla Dynasty. The 61 movements in this pattern symbolize the last two figures of 661 A.D. when Moon-Moo came to the throne.
22) So-San 72 So-San is the pseudonym of the great monk Choi Hyong Ung (1520-1604) during the Lee Dynasty. The 72 movements refer to his age when he organized a corps of monk soldiers with the assistance of his pupil Sa Myung Dang. The monk soldiers helped repulse the Japanese pirates who overran most of the Korean peninsula in 1592.
23) Se-Jong 24 Se-Jong is named after the greatest Korean king, Se-Jong, who invented the Korean alphabet in 1443, and was also a meteorologist. The diagram represents the king, while the 24 movements refer to the 24 letters of the Korean alphabet.
24) Tong -Il 56 Tong-Il denotes the resolution of the unification of Korea which has been divided since 1945.
 (*) - denotes a form that is not in the official ITF set of patterns