Red Belt Black Tag - 1st Kup

Pattern Definition


Was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon Sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured 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 symbolise his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservatio

No. of movements – 30

Colour Definition

Black - Opposite of white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Taekwon do. It also indicates the wearers imperviousness to darkness and fear.

New Terminology


  • High Knifehand Front Strike - Nopunde Sonkal Ap Taerig
  • High Reverse Knifehand Front Strike - Nopunde Sonkal Dung Ap Taerigi


  • Middle Flat Fingertip Thrust - Kaunde Sun Sonkut Tulgi


  • Flying Side Piercing Kick - Twimyo Yop Cha Jirugi
  • Middle Back Piercing Kick - Kaunde Dwicha Jirugi


  • Middle Outer Forearm Front Block - Kaunde Bakat Palmok Ap Makgi
  • Double Palm Upward Block - Doo Sonkadak Ollyo Makgi
  • Middle X-Knifehand Block - Kaunde Kyocha Sonkal Makgi