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Attend our classes in London and learn ITF Taekwon-Do patterns
Patterns - A sequence of movements against an imaginary opponent
Patterns, or tuls in Korean, form an important aspect of training in Taekwon-Do. The majority of the patterns (except Yul-Gok, Ul-Ji and Tong-Il) start with a defensive move, which emphasizes Taekwon-Do's defensive nature. All of the patterns start and end at the same location. This ensures that the practitioners' stances are the correct length, width, and in the proper direction.
There are 24 patterns in the official ITF syllabus; this is symbolic of the 24 hours in a day. One additional pattern, Ko-Dang was retired/replaced by Juche in 1986 by General Choi Hong Hi. The names of these patterns typically refer either to events in Korean history or to important people in Korean history.
Elements of the patterns may also be historical references, such as the number of moves, the diagram, the way the pattern ends, and so on.
Preparing and learning the movements
At all our locations, we cover patterns for both colour belts and black belts. Patterns resemble combat but are also artistic. These can be performed with or without using a weapon but takes a lot of stretching, preparation and practice. We also attend many competitions throughout the year which are judged on the basis of energy, precision, speed and control. Students at Elite Taekwon-Do London frequently enter National and International Taekwon-Do competitions and are known to do very well.
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