book cover of Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns; The essential text on Taekwondo’s widely practiced ITF patterns, written by the author of the landmark 896-page book, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique.
The essential text on Taekwondo’s
widely practiced ITF patterns, written by
the author of the landmark 896-page book
"Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique."

This informative text provides a detailed summary of the 24 patterns historically associated with the International Taekwondo Federation, which are widely appreciated for their traditional qualities, aesthetic beauty, and technical variety. The patterns presented in this work are those sanctioned by the forms’ creator, Hong-Hi Choi, at the time of his death. Clearly written and expertly designed and photographed by the author of the landmark 896-page Taekwondo, this book is essential reading for all forms enthusiasts seeking a concise and accurate presentation of the entire ITF forms system.

•  Over 3000 high-quality photos and 380 illustrations

•  A concise overview of the historical origins of forms and patterns

•  An outline of general principles of execution and interpretation

•  Underlying philosophical concepts and meanings associated with each individual ITF pattern, as well as other Taekwondo forms systems

•  Detailed presentations for each of the 24 patterns, including alternate views, closeups of complex actions, footwork drawings, and pattern diagrams

•  A highly practical and portable book for all Taekwondo practitioners

Note: The information in this 180-page book comes from material extracted from the author’s 896-page work, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique. Readers seeking a comprehensive presentation of Taekwondo should obtain the larger work. Click here for information on the 896-page book.


Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns
Author: Marc Tedeschi
Language: English
First Edition, May 2015
Published by Floating World Editions
180 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, softcover
Over 3000 monochrome photos, 380 drawings
Diagrams, Korean terms, bibliography
ISBN-10: 1891640836
ISBN-13: 978-1891640834
List Price: USA $39.95



What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo’s Structure


Historical Origins
Systems of Forms
P’algwae Forms
T’aeguk Forms
WTF Black Belt Forms
ITF Patterns
Hyong, P’umsae, or T’ul?
Forms as Meditation
General Principles
How Forms are Structured
Forms Interpretation
Editorial Notes
Forms Summary
Form Meanings

3. ITF Patterns

1. Ch'on Ji
2. Tan Gun
3. To San
4. Won Hyo
5. Yul Gok
6. Ch'ung Gun
7. T'oi Gye
8. Hwa Rang
9. Ch'ung Mu
10. Kwang Gae
11. Po Un
12. Kye Baek
13. Ui Am
14. Ch'ung Jang
15. Chuch'e
16. Sam Il
17. Yu Sin
18. Ch'oi Yong
19. Yon Gae
20. Ul Ji
21. Mun Mu
22. So San
23. Se Jong
24. T'ong Il


Promotion Requirements
Korean Alphabet
Korean Pronunciation
Korean Terms
Further Reading
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