blue belt – signifies the heaven to which the plant grows into a towering tree, as training in Taekwon-do progresses.
red belt – signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
closed ready stance ‘B’ – moa chunbi sogi ‘B’
rear foot stance – dwit bal sogi
low stance – nachuo sogi
reverse knifehand block – sonkal dung makgi
upward palm block – ollyo sonbadak makgi
upper elbow strike – wi palkup taerigi
twin vertical punch – sang sewo jirugi
twin upset punch – sang dwijibo jirugi
x-fist rising block – kyocha joomuk chookyo makgi
palm pressing block – sonbadak noollo makgi
angle punch – giokja jirugi
u-shape block – digutja makgi
Joong-Gun – 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 in a Lui-Shung prison (1910).