1st Dan


Kwang Gae
The name Kwang Gae refers to King Kwang Gae T'O Wang, 19th ruler of Korea's Koguryo Dynasty. King Kwang Gae retook many of the lost territories lost to Korea, including the greater part of Manchuria.The movement plan for the pattern represents this expansion and recovery of lost territory and the 39 movements refer to the first two digits of 391, the year he came to the throne.

Po Eun
Po Eun is the pseudonym of a fifteenth century Korean poet and scientist called Chong Mong Chu. Chong is also revered as a great patriot, having penned the lines, i would not serve a second master though i might be crucified a hundred times. the pattern movement plan denoted his unerring loyalty to his King and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynastyand consists of 36 movements.

Ge Baek
Ge Baek is named after General Ge Baek of the Baek Je Dynasty(660 AD) and the pattern movement plan is intended to represent his strict military discipline. Ge Baek consists of 44 movements.