Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student
who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-
Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and
takes root as the foundation of Taekwon-
Signifies the plant's growth as Taekwon-
Signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-
Signifies Danger, cautioning the the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
Opposite to white, therefore signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-
THE INTERPRETATION OF PATTERNS:
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 historic events.
37 movements in this pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 degrees latitude, the diagram represents "scholar".
It improves your coordination making you a better athlete.
It encourages paying attention so you become a better learner.
It promotes respect which helps you to get along with all ages.
It helps you develop self-
I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon-
I shall respect the instructor and seniors
I shall never misuse Taekwon-
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
I shall build a more peaceful world
An oath is a promise that you make.
TENETS OF TAEKWON-
Courtesy, Ye Ui
Integrity, Yom Chi
Perseverance, In Nae
Self Control, Guk Gi
Indomitable Spirit, Baekjool Boolgool
Tenets are principles that you believe to be true
and essential to live by, or to practice an art.
The Reason for 24 Patterns
The life of a human being, perhaps 100 years, can be considered as a day when compared with eternity.Therefore, we mortals are no more than simple travelers who pass by the eternal years of an eon in a day. It is evident that no one can live more than a limited amount of time. Nevertheless, most people foolishly enslave themselves to materialism as if they could live for thousands of years. And some people strive to bequeath a good spiritual legacy for coming generations, in this way, gaining immortality. Obviously, the spirit is perpetual while material is not; therefore, what we can do to leave behind something for the welfare of mankind is, perhaps, the most important thing in our lives.
Here I leave Taekwon-
General Choi, Hong Hi