Tae Kwon Do Patterns

So-San

So-San is the third of three hyungs (patterns) required for advancement from 4th Degree Black Belt to 5th Degree Black Belt in the International TaeKwon-Do Association. You "Yell" (YAH) on the first and last movement of So-San.

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Question and Response Sequence For
So-San

  Instructor: Sound off!
  Student: So-San of TaeKwon-Do Hyung.
  Instructor: How many movements?
  Student: 72.
  Instructor: What is So-San?
  Student: The pen name of the great monk Choi Hyung Ung, of the Yi Dynasty. In 1592 he organized the "Monk Soldiers" who helped drive out the Japanese pirates from Korea. The 72 movements represent his age when he formed the "Monk Soldiers".

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