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Taekwondo America Forms/Descriptions

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White Belt (Ki-Bon)
Description:
Basic Foundation or New Beginning

# of Moves: 14

Representation:
A Newly Planted Seed
Yellow Belt (Dan-Gun)
Description:
Founder of Korea in 2333 BC

# of Moves: 21

Representation:
The Early Morning Sun
Orange Belt (Do-San)
Description:
A person who devoted his life to improving the educational system in Korea

# of Moves: 24

Representation:
The Evening Sun
Green Belt (Won-Hyo)
Description:
A monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in 686 AD

# of Moves: 27

Representation:
The Early Growth Of A Leaf
Purple Belt (Yul-Guk)
Description:
The great scholar Yi I, who was nicknamed the Confucius of Korea

# of Moves: 36

Representation:
The Rain Cloud
Blue Belt (Joong-Gun)
Description:
He assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea.

# of Moves: 32

Representation:
The Clear Sky
Brown Belt (Hwa-Rang)
Description:
The youth group from the Silla Dynasty which became the driving force for the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea

# of Moves: 31

Representation:
The Trunk Of A Tree
Red Belt (Choong-Moo)
Description:
The name given to the great Admiral Yi Sun Shin of the Yi Dynasty. He invented the first armored battleship.

# of Moves: 31

Representation:
The Flow Of Sap In A Tree
1st Degree Probationary/Recommended Black Belt (Gwang-Gae)
Description:
The 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty who regained all the lost territories of Korea that had been taken by Japan and China.

# of Moves: 42

Representation:
Being Tested, Like A Tree In A Storm
1st Degree Decided Black Belt (Po-Eun)
Description:
The famous poet Chong Mong Chu who wrote a poem about serving two masters.

# of Moves: 36

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
1st Degree Senior Black Belt (Gae-Baek)
Description:
A great General in the Baek Je Dynasty

# of Moves: 44

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
2nd Degree Black Belt (Choong-Jang)
Description:
This form ends with a left hand attack to symbolize the tragedy of his death at age 27 in prison, before he was able to reach full maturity.

# of Moves: 54

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
2nd Degree Decided Black Belt (Yoo-Sin)
Description:
A commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The ready stance signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than the left side, symbolizing Yoo Sin's rebellion against his own nation.

# of Moves: 69

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
2nd Degree Senior Black Belt (Ul-Ji)
Description:
General Ul-Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang's invasion force of nearly 1 million soldiers. Ul-Ji, employing hit and run guerrilla tactics, was able to decimate a large percentage of the force.

# of Moves: 42

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
3rd Degree Black Belt (Yon-Gae)
Description:
A famous general during the Koguryo Dynasty

# of Moves: 51

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
3rd Degree Decided Black Belt (Juche)
Description:
The Korean philosophy that man is the master of his own destiny.

# of Moves: 53

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
3rd Degree Senior Black Belt (Ko-Dang)
Description:
A patriot named, Cho Man Ik, who dedicated his life to the secession and education of his nation.

# of Moves: 55

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
4th Degree Black Belt (Choi-Yong)
Description:
General Choi Yong, Premier and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Koryo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. His subordinate commanders headed by General Yi Sung Gae, who later became the first king of the Yi Dynasty, executed him.

# of Moves: 50

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
4th Degree Senior Black Belt (Tong-il)
Description:
Tong-Il denotes the resolution of the unification of Korea, which has been divided since 1945.

# of Moves: 67

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light
5th Degree Black Belt (Moon-Mo)
Description:
It honors the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great Kings Rock). According to his will, the body was placed in the sea "where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese." It is said that the Sok Gul Am (Stone Cave) was build to guard his tomb.

# of Moves: 69

Representation:
No Fear Of The Dark And Greater Respect For The Light