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This is ITF Taekwondo
This video will show the visual differences between the Original / Traditional ITF Taekwon-Do compared to the sports Olympic Taekwondo (just look at other You Tube clips to compare for yourself.
Its important before starting a class in Taekwon-Do that one understand the differences as they are fairly significant. ITF Taekwon-Do is used for real life combat in the military......of course for kids its nothing like the video in the beginning as ones skills are still developing.
Still not convinced......it doesn't get better than Suska!
5-time World Champion and 19-time European Champion, is a real legend, a very unique person, and an amazing competitor who delights Taekwon-Do practitioners all over the world with his perfectionism. Called ‘the best pattern performer ever’ by a great many authorities, as well as his fans.
The following videos can be viewed on an iPhone or iPad (provided you have an internet connection).
A great way to practise at home or anywhere for that matter. That is the beauty of Patterns (Tuls)
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Four Directional Punch (Saju Jirugi)- 15 movements
Four Directional Block (Saju Maki)- 15 movements
Chon-Ji Tul- 19 movements
Chon-Ji literally means 'Heaven and Earth'. In the Orient it is interpreted as the beginning of the world or the creation of human history, therefore it is the initial pattern performed by the beginner. It consists of two similar parts, one representing Heaven and the other representing the earth.
Dan-Gun Tul- 21 movements
Dan-Gun is named after the Holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C.
Do-San Tul- 24 movements
Do-San is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang Ho (1876 - 1938). The 24 movements of this pattern represent Mr. Ahn's life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and it's independent movement
Won-Hyo Tul- 28 movements
Won-Hyo is named after the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.
Yul-Gok Tul- 38 movements
Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584) nicknamed the 'Confucius of Korea'. The 38 movements of this pattern represent his birthplace on 38 degrees latitude and the diagram represents the word 'scholar'.
Joong-Gun Tul- 32 movements
Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong Gun who assassinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the first Japanese Governor 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 at Lui Shung prison (1910).
Toi - Gye Tul - 37 movements
Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neoconfucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on the 37th degree latitude and the diagram represents scholar.
Hwa-Rang Tul- 29 movements
Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang Youth Group which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th Century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity.