Tae Kwon Do Patterns

Ko-Dang

Ko-Dang is the second of three hyungs (patterns) required for advancement from 2nd Degree Black Belt to 3rd Degree Black Belt in the International TaeKwon-Do Association. You "Yell" (YAH) on the first and last movement of Ko-Dang.

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Question and Response Sequence For
Ko-Dang

  Instructor: Sound off!
  Student: Ko-Dang of TaeKwon-Do Hyung.
  Instructor: How many movements?
  Student: 39.
  Instructor: What is Ko-Dang?
  Student: The fictitious name of the patriot Cho Man Sik, who dedicated his life to the Korean Independence Movement and the education of his people. The 39 movements signify his terms of imprisonment and birthplace on the 39th parallel.

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