I spent all of last week at Dunnville Secodary School teaching self defense to grade nine and ten students. The morning had the grade nine's working on the level one course. The level one self defense course teaches the girls [...]
Joong-Gun (or Choong-Gun) is an ITF-style teul (form) named after the patriot Ahn Choong-Gun. The 32 movements in this pattern represent Ahn's age when he was killed at Lui Shung prison in the year 1910. Joong-Gun is a blue belt pattern [...]
Today we feature Yul-Kuk which is a green belt pattern required before the blue belt test. It is one of the more difficult patterns at 36 moves with a number of kicks and a jumping element.
Won-Hyo is an ITF pattern with 28 movements diagrammed as a capital I. It is named after the noted monk Won-Hyo who introduced Buddisim to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 C.E. Won-Hyo is first pattern required while progression [...]
Do-san is the second pattern on the road to green belt in our style, Jinhwa Jeonsa Do. The patterns originate from ITF Taekwondo. You will need to know this pattern for your 3rd green stripe. Ahn Chang-Ho (November 9, 1878 - [...]
Dan-gun is the second pattern that students learn on their road to their green belt. Students learn that the pattern represents "the holy legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 BC." Unusually for a pattern, all the punches in Dan Gun [...]