1st Kup

1st Kup

What does Black Belt Signify?

Black is the opposite of white, signifying maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. Also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.


What is the Black Tag Pattern?

Choong Moo Tul


What is the meaning of Choong Moo Tul & how many movements does it have?

Choong Moo was the name given to the Yi Dynasty Admiral Yi Sun-Sin. In AD1592, he was reputed to have invented the worlds first armoured battleship (Kobukson), which is said to be the precursor of today’s submarine. The reason the pattern ends with a left-hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentially checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king.

30 movements.


Korean Translations
‘X’ Knife Hand Checking Block Kyocha Sonkal Momchau Makgi
Twin Palm Upward Block Sang Sonbadak Ollyo Makgi
Knife Hand Guarding Block Sonkal Daebi Makgi
Outer Forearm Low Block Bakat Palmok Najunde Makgi
Forearm Guarding Block Palmok Daebi Makgi
‘U’ Shape Block Digutja Makgi
Double Forearm Block Doo Palmok Makgi
Outer Forearm Front Block Bakat Palmok Ap Makgi
Forearm Rising Block Palmok Chookyo Makgi
Reverse Knife Hand Inward Strike Sonkal Dung Anaero Taerigi
Knife Hand Inward Strike Sonkal Anaero Taerigi
Flat Fingertip Thrust Opun Sonkut Tulgi
Straight Fingertip Thrust Son Sonkut Tulgi
Upset Fingertip Thrust Dwijibun Sonkut Tulgi
Back Fist Strike Dung Joomuk Taerigi
Back Fist Side Strike Dung Joomuk Yop Taerigi
Reverse Punch Bandae Jirugi
Back Fist Rear Strike Dung Joomuk Dwitcha Taerigi
Outer Forearm Middle Inward Block Bakat Palmok Kaunde Anaero Makgi
Back Fist High Side Strike Dung Joomuk Nopunde Yop Taerigi
‘U’ Shape Block Digutja Makgi