Forms

No, not forms you have to fill out. The forms are sequences of Taekwondo moves learned through the progression of each belt level.

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North Austin Taekwondo's Chang Hon Form Page
NOTE: Some of the forms specific to T. Kang Taekwondo are missing. ALSO, this is for material purposes only; do not expect to test with this low level of intensity.

ITF Hyung by General Choi

NameRankMeaning
Chon-JiLow White(19 movements) - Heaven and earth. It symbolizes 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 the Heaven and the other the Earth.
Dan-GunLow Yellow(21 movements) - Named after the legendary founder of Korea, Dan-Gun. He founded Gojoseon (the first kingdom of Korea) in 2333 B.C
Suh-Kang ilHigh Yellow (32 movements) - Grandmaster Suh Chong Kang's first form.
Do-SanLow Green(24 movements) - Do-San is a pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1878 - 1938). He devoted his entire life to the Korean independence movement and furthering education in Korea.
Won-HyoHigh Green (28 movements) - Won-Hyo (617-686, Silla Dynasty) is considered the greatest Buddhist monk of Korea. He integrated various Buddhist doctrines into one ideology that was sensible to both the philosophers and the common people. He popularized Buddhism to relieve the poverty and suffering of the ordinary people.
Yul-Gok Low Blue(38 movements) - Yul-Gok is a pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536 - 1584) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea."
Joong-GunHigh Blue(32 movements) - Named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the first Japanese resident-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 in 1910.
Hwa-RangLow Brown (29 movements) - The Hwa-Rang was the elite society of youths for training in academic and martial skills in the Silla Dynasty. It was the driving force behind the unification of the three Kingdoms of ancient Korea (Goguryeo, Baek-Je and Silla). The 29 movements refer to the 29th infantry Division, where Taekwondo developed into maturity by General Choi.
Toi-GyeHigh Brown(37 movements) - Toi-Gye (1501-1570) is the pen name of the great scholar Yi Hwang, an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37-degree latitude, the diagram represent "scholar."
Suh-Kang EeLow Red (41 movements) - Grandmaster Suh Chong Kang's second form.
Choong-MooHigh Red(30 movements) - Choong-Moo was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin (1545-1598) of the Joseon Dynasty. He saved his country from the Japanese aggression in 1592 by wiping out the Japanese navy through a series of brilliant operations. He was reputed to have designed the Geobukseon or turtle ship, a covered-deck warship.
Gwang-Gae1st Dan Rec.(39 movements) - Named after Gwang-Gae-To The Great (375-413), the 19th king of the Goguryeo Dynasty, who achieved the greatest territorial expansion including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of the lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 AD, the year he came to the throne.
Po-Eun1st Dan L1(36 movements) - Po-Eun is the pseudonym of Chong Mong-Chu (1337-1392), who was a distinguished scholar of neo-Confucianims during the Goryeo Dynasty. His poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. The diagram represents his unerring loyalty to the king and his country.
Ge-Baek1st Dan L2(44 movements) - Named after Gae-Baek (?-660), a great general of the Baek-Je Dynasty. The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline.
Kodang1st Dan L3Pseudonym of Cho Man-Shik (1883-1950), who was an activist in Korea's nationalist movement.
Eui-Am2nd Dan Rec.(45 movements) - Eui-Am is the pseudonym of Son Byong Hi (1861-1922), one of the 33 leaders of the Korean independence movement on March 1, 1919 against the Japanese colonial government. The 45 movements refer to his age when he changed his name of Dong Hak (oriental Culture) to Chondo-kyo (Heavenly Way Religion) in 1906. The diagram represents his indomitable spirit displayed while dedicating himself to the prosperity of his nation.
Choong-Jang2nd Dan L1 (52 movements) Choong-Jang is the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang (1567-1596) of the Joseon Dynasty. This end of this pattern symbolizes the tragedy of his death at 28 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity.
Sam-Il 2nd Dan L2(33 movements) Sam Il denotes the historical date, March 1, 1919, when the nation-wide non-violent independence movement of Korea against the imperial Japan started. Sam means 3 (for March) and Il means 1 in Korean. The 33 movements stand for the 33 leaders who planned the movement.
Yoo-Sin2nd Dan L3(68 movements) Yoo Sin is named after General Kim Yoo Sin (595-673), the greatest general of the Silla Dynasty. He was a Hwarang himself and played a central role in the unification of the three kingdoms. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 AD the year Korea was unified. The ready posture signifies a sword drawn to the right rather than the left side, symbolizing Yu-sin's mistake of following his king's orders to fight with foreign force against his own race (Goguryeo and Baekje).
Choi-Yong3rd Dan Rec.(46 movements) Named after General Choi Yong (1316-1388), Premier and Commander-in Chief of the armed forces during the Goryeo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. He tried to defend Goryeo Dynasty from the newly risen General Yi Sung Gae, who later founded Joseon Dynasty. However, he lost the battle to general Yi's large army and was executed.
Ul-Ji3rd Dan L1(42 movements) Named after general Ul-Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Goguryeo against an invasion force of over one million soldiers led by Emperor Yangdi of Sui Dynasty (China) in 612 AD. Ul-Ji was able to destroy the large enemy force by employing brilliant tactics. The diagram represents his surname.
Juche3rd Dan L2(45 movements) Juche is a political philosophy developed by Kim Il-sung, first leader of the DPRK, that was first mentioned by him in 1955. The philosophy emphasizes self-reliance of the state and national identity. DPRK leaders have subsequently updated the official interpretations of Juche, and scholars have critized evident divides between the ideology and DPRK practices. The pattern of the form reflects the shape of Mount Baekdu, which hosts the lake Chon-Ji, and is the place at which the DPRK claims both Kim Il-sung fought as a guerrilla against the Japanese and where Kim Jong-il was born.
Yon-Gae3rd Dan L3(49 movements) Named after Yon Gae Somoon, a famous general who came into power near the end of the Goguryeo Dynasty. He defeated the large invasion force of Tang Dynasty (China) multiple times.
Moon moo (Munmu)4th Dan Rec.(61 movements) King Munmu (626-681) merged Goguryeo into Unified Silla to complete the unification of the three kingdoms. According to his will, the body was placed in the sea "Where my soul shall forever defend my nation." The 61 movements symbolize the last two figures of 661 AD when Munmu came to the throne.
So-San4th Dan L1(72 movements) So-San is the pseudonym of the great monk Choi Hyun-Ung (1520 - 1604) during the Joseon 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 invaded the Korean peninsula in 1592.
Se-Jong4th Dan L2(24 movements) Named after the greatest king of the Joseon Dynasty, Se-Jong The Great (1397-1450), who created the Korean language (Hangul) in 1443. The diagram represents the king, while the 24 movements refer to the 24 letters of the Korean alphabet.
Tong-Il4th Dan L3Tong Il denotes the resolution of the unification of Korea, which has been divided since 1953. The diagram symbolizes the homogenous race.

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