Traditional Pattern Definitions
Chun-Ji: Literally means "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 similiar parts, one to represent the Heaven and the other the
Dan-Gun: Named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2333
Do-San: The pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938). The 24 four movements
represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence
Won Hyo: The noted monk who instroduced Buddhism to the Sila Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.
Yul Gok: A pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yil (1536-1584) nicknamed the
"Confucious of Korea". The 38 movements refer to his birthplace on the 38th degree lattitude and
the diagram (+) represents "scholar".
Joong-Gun: Named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first
japenese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the
Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 moves in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn's age when he was
executed at Lui-Shung prison (1910).
Toi-Gye: The pen name of the noted scholar Yi hwang (16th century), an authority on
neo-confucianism. The 37 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 37th degree
lattitude, the diagram (+) represents "scholar".
Hwa-Rang: Named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Sila Dynasty in the
early 7th century. This group eventually became the actual driving force of the unification of the
kingdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwondo
developed into maturity.
Choong-Moo: 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 was said to be the
precursor to 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.
Choong Sil Kwan Patterns
The purpose of Choong Sil Kwan is to develop an individual's mental and physical well being
through a highly stylized and deliberate method of rigorous martial art training. The result of this
training is the empowering sense of self worth and the ability to control ones' physical state and
Students are guided into four stages of philosophical development:
Song-Song Imagination: In the initial stage of philosophical development, students must use
their imagination to set goals beyond their current limitations and from this visual their achievements
in advance. This in turn strengthens their belief system to the point that specific goals are possible
Yong Gam Inspiration: With goals firmly in mind the students must also learn to self-inspire
themselves into action, as they develop a sense of self-worth. Without this, one may never strive for
success as they may feel that they do not deserve the rewards that accompany achievement.
Hyung Sil Actualization: Actualization is to actually take the first step and enter into the
process of the work and reward system. The development of a strong work ethic is the most
important element in this philosophy. Even the most average of people can achieve excellence with a
positive work habit.
Sil Hyung Realization: Realization refers to the attainment of ones' goals. Upon reaching
these achievements new privileges are merited as new goals are recognized. This process
perpetuates itself as the previous results offer new challenges and new responsibilities. The positive
growth cycle not only improves oneself, but also the immediate world around you. This
concept of "constant and never ending improvement" is the ultimate
purpose of Choong Sil Taekwondo.