Martial Arts Patterns: Choong-Moo

By | December 2nd, 2015|Health & Nutrition, Martial Arts, Workouts|

Today we look at the pattern Choong-Moo. Choong-Moo is an ITF-style teul (form) named after the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of Korea's Yi Dynasty. Yi is credited for saving Choson Korea from the brink of collapse during the Japanese invasion of 1592. [...]

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Martial Arts Patterns: Hwa-Rang

By | November 25th, 2015|Health & Nutrition, Martial Arts, Workouts|

Today we feature the pattern Hwa-Rang. This pattern is one of two patterns required to test for your 1st degree Black Belt. The Hwarang, or "Flowering Knights",[1] were an elite group of male youth in Silla, an ancient Korean kingdom [...]

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Martial Arts Patterns: Toi-Gye

By | November 18th, 2015|Health & Nutrition, Martial Arts, Workouts|

Today we look at the pattern Toi-Gye which is required to pass the Red Belt exam. Toi-Gye is an ITF-style teul (form). Toi Gye It is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century) an authority on neo-Confucianism. [...]

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