What is a pattern?
A pattern is a set of fundamental movements, mainly defence and attack, set in a logical sequence to deal with one or more imaginary opponents. Patterns are an indication of a student’s progress, a barometer in evaluating an individual’s technique.
There are 24 patterns in Taekwondo which is symbolic of the 24 hours in a day. Major General Choi Hong Hi is quoted as saying “Here I leave Taekwondo for mankind as a trace of a man of the late 20th Century. The 24 patterns represent 24 hours, one day or all of my life.”
Coloured Belt Patterns
Black Belt Patterns