Interpretation of Patterns There are twenty-four patterns in Tae Kwon-Do. Each TKD pattern is named after a significant figure or group in Korean history.The nine coloured-belt patterns are listed below.

The following points should be considered while performing patterns:

  • Pattern should begin and end at exactly the same spot. This will indicate the performer’s accuracy.
  • Correct posture and facing must be maintained at all times.
  • Muscles of the body should be either tensed or relaxed at the proper critical moments in the exercise.
  • The exercise should be performed in a rhythmic movement with an absence of stiffness.
  • Movement should be accelerated or decelerated according to the instructions in this book.
  • Each pattern should be perfected before moving to the next Students should know the purpose of each movement.
  • Students should perform each movement with realism.
  • Attack and defense techniques should be equally distributed among right and left hands and feet.