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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the founder of TaeKwon-Do?       General Choi

When was TaeKwon-Do founded?     April 11, 1955

What is the purpose of free sparring?       Reflex reaction training

What are the bars on the Korean Flag called?       Gye Bars

What are the colors on the Korean Flag?     Um (red) and Yang (blue)

What does I.T.F. stand for?     International TaeKwon-Do Federation (the governing body of Taekwon-Do)

What are the meanings of the patterns about?     Great people and places in Korean history

What does Taekwon-Do mean?     Feet, Hands and Knowledge

What are patterns?     A series of offensive and defensive movements performed against imaginary targets to a set form.

What is a gup?     Color belt rank

What is a Dan?     Degrees of Black Belt

How do you say "Thank You" in Korean?       Kamsahamnida

When was the I.T.F. created?     March 22, 1966

Who is Duk Sung Son?     The person who also took credit for the name of TaeKwon-Do (12/19/1955)

What styles merged to create Taekwon-Do?       Chung Do Kwon, Moo Duk Kwan, Yun Moo Kwon and Oh Do Kwon

What is our style of patterns called?       Chang Hyung Style.

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