Spanish Version of Chang Han Definitions

Chon-Ji (19 movements, left foot returns) means literally " the heaven and 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 similar parts: one to represent Heaven and the other to represent the Earth.

Dan-Gun (21 movements, left foot returns) is named after the holy Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2,333 B.C.

Do-San (24 movements, right foot returns) is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang Ho (1876-1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

Won-Hyo (28 movements, right foot returns) was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.

Yul-Gok (38 movements, left foot returns) is the pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584), nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea."  The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38th degree latitude and the diagram (+) represents "scholar."

Joong-Gun (32 movements, left foot returns) 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-Shang prison (1910).

Toi-Gye (37 movements, right foot returns) is the pen name of the noted scholar Ye Hwang (16th century), an authority on Neo-Confucianism.  The 37 movements refer to his birthplace on the 37th degree latitude, the diagram represents "scholar."

Hwa-Rang (29 movements, right foot returns) 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 Taekwondo developed into maturity.

Choong-Moo (30 movements, left foot returns) 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 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. 

Kubukson and Admiral Yi Sun Sin

 

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