Patterns

Patterns are various fundamental movements, most of which represent either attack or defence techniques, set to a fixed and logical sequence. There are a total of twenty-four patterns in Taekwon-Do, they represent the twenty-four hours of the day. The name of the pattern, the number of movements, and the diagrammatic symbol of each pattern symbolises either heroic figures in Korean history or instances relating to historical events. For more information click here.

Rules to be applied when performing patterns:
  1. Patterns should begin and end at exactly the same spot. This will indicate the performers accuracy.
  2. Correct posture and facing must be maintained at all times.
  3. Muscles of the body should be either tensed or relaxed at the proper critical moments in the exercise.
  4. The exercise should be performed in a rhythmic movement with an absence of  stiffness.
  5. Movement should be accelerated or decelerated according to instruction from your Instructor.
  6. Each pattern should be perfected before moving to the next.
  7. Students should know the purpose of each movement.
  8. Students should perform each movement with realism.
  9. Attack and defence techniques should be equally distributed among right and  left hands and feet.

Saju Jirugi   10th Kup White Belt                 Eui-Am Tul           2nd Degree Black Belt

Saju Makgi  10th Kup White Belt                 Choong-Jang Tul   2nd Degree Black Belt

Chon-Ji Tul   9th Kup Yellow Tag                 Juche Tul              2nd Degree Black Belt

Dan-Gun Tul 8th Kup Yellow Belt                 Ko-Dang Tul         2nd Degree Black Belt

Do-San Tul   7th Kup Green Tag                  Sam-Il Tul            3rd Degree Black Belt

Won-Hyo Tul 6th Kup Green Belt                 Yoo-Sin Tul           3rd Degree Black Belt

Yul-Gok Tul   5th Kup Blue Tag                    Choi-Yong Tul       3rd Degree Black Belt

Joong-Gun Tul 4th Kup Blue Belt                  Yong-Ge Tul         4th Degree Black Belt

Toi-Gye Tul   3rd Kup Red Tag                     Ul-Ji Tul               4th Degree Black Belt

Hwa-Rang Tul  2nd Kup Red Belt                 Moon-MooTul       4th Degree Black Belt

Choong-Moo Tul  1st Kup Black Tag             So-SanTul            5th Degree Black Belt

Kwang-Gae Tul   1st Degree Black Belt         Se-Jong Tul         5th Degree Black Belt

Po-Eun Tul   1st Degree Black Belt               Tong-Il Tul           6th Degree Black Belt

Gae-Baek Tul  1st Degree Black Belt