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Katas are a pre arranged series of movements, stances and techniques, in different directions that simulate combat. Our Katas are based on Taekwondo katas of the same names. The original Korean name is listed below, with our pronunciation in parentheses after. Below the video links is the original Korean meaning of the kata. Our system teaches our version of the first 10 katas listed below. Katas 11-25 are traditional Korean katas provided for student information.

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CHON JI (Chung Gi)

DAN GUN (Tae Gun)


XMA DAN GUN 2 (XMA Tae Gun 2)

DO SAN (To San)

WON HYO (Won Yo)

YOL GOK (Yo Kuk)

YOL GOK 2 (Yo Kuk 2)

JOONG GUN (Chung Gun)

TOI GAE (Toy Gee)

HWA RANG (Wa Rang)


Bo Kata 1

Bo Kata 2

Kama Kata 1

Kama Kata 1 +

Kama Kata 2

Nunchaku Kata 1

Tonfa Kata 1

Sword Kata 1

1. American Freestyle Form 1

2. Chon-Ji Chon-Ji means literally the heaven and the earth. In the orient, it is interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history. Therefore, this is the initial pattern learned by a beginner.

3. Dan-Gun This ITF pattern is named after Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea (in 2,333 BC).

4. Do-San DO-SAN is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938), who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

5. Won-Hyo Won-Hyo was a monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 AD.

6. Yol-Gok YUL-GOK is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea" The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38th latitude.

7. Joong-Gun 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)

8. Toi-Gae TOI-GYE is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37th latitude.

9. Hwa-Rang HWA-RANG is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty (about 600 AD) early 7th Century. This group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three Kingdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwondo developed into maturity.

10. Choong-Moo CHOONG-MOO was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armored battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king.

11. Kwan-Gae Kwan Gae was named after Kwan Gae Ta Wang, 19th king of the Kogurayu Dynasty who recovered all of the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territories. The 39 movements represents the first two figures of the year 391AD the year he came to the throne.

12.Po-Eun Po Eun is the pseudonym of a fifteenth century Korean poet and scientist named Chong Mong Chu. Chong is revered as a great patriot, having penned the famous lines "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times."

13.Gae-Baek Ge Baek is named after General Ge Baek a renowned general in the Baekje dynasty (660 C.E.). This pattern's 44 movements are intended to reflect the General's severe military discipline.

14.Eui-Am Eui Am is the pseudonym of Son Byong-Hi, a leader of the Korean independence movement in 1919 C.E. The 45 movements refer of this form to his age when in 1905 he changed the name of the Confucian religion Dong Hak to Chondo Kyo (Heavenly Way).

15.Choong-Jang Choong Jang is said to be the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Yi Dynasty (14th Century). This pattern ends with a left-hand attack, intending to symbolize the tragedy of his death at age 27 in prison.

16.Juche Juche is the philosophical concept that man is the master of everything and therefore decides and determines his destiny.

17.Sam-IL Sam Il, literally meaning "3/1" or March 1, denotes the date of the Korean independence movement which began on the 1st of March 1919. The 33 movements in the pattern stand for the 33 patriots who planned the movement.

18.Yoo-Sin Yoo Sin is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 C.E., the year Korea was united. The ready posture in this form signifies a sword being drawn from the right rather than the left, symbolizing Yoo Sin’s mistake of following the kings orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation.

19.Choi-Yong Choi Yong is named after General Choi Yong, commander of the armed forces during the 14th century Koryo dynasty.Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism and humility.

20.Yon-Gae Yon Gae is named after General Yon Gae Somoon, a famous general during the Koguryo dynasty. The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 AD, the year he forced the Tang dynasty to leave Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi fortress.

21.Ul-Ji Ul-Ji is named after General Ul Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang invasion force of nearly 1,000,000 soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 AD. General Ul Ji used hit-and-run tactics to destroy a large number of the opposing force. The diagram represents his surname. The 42 movements represent General Choi's age when he designed this form.

22.Moon-Moo This form honors Moon-Moo (Munmu), the 30th King of the Silla dynasty. According to his will, the body was placed in the sea "Where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese." The 61 movements represent the last two figures of 661 C.E when Moon-Moo came to the throne.

23.So-San So San is the pseudonym of the great monk Choi Hyong Ung (1520 to 1604 C.E.) of the Yi dynasty. The 72 movements refer to his age when he organized a corps of monk soldiers with the assistance of his pupil Sa Myung Dang. The monk soldiers helped repel the Japanese pirates who overran much of the Korean peninsula in 1592 C.E.

24.Se-Jong This form is named after Se Jong the Great, the Korean king who is credited with the development of the Korean Hangul alphabet in 1443 C.E. The diagram for this form represents the king, while the 24 movements refer to the 24 letters of the Korean alphabet.

25.Tong-IL Tong Il denotes the resolution of the unification of Korea that has been divided since 1945.