“Do San: Is the pseudonym of the patriot An Chang-Ho (1876-1938), who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea and it’s independent movement”
The pattern has 24 movements

Ahn Chang-Ho was committed to preserving Korea’s educational system during the Japanese occupation. He was well known for his sincerity and lack of pretence in dealing with others. He was a farmer’s son. He abandoned traditional learning in his home town, Pyongyang, and studied for two years at a missionary school operated by the Salvation Army. He became a Christian and felt he couldn’t hate the Japanese as men. He decided to seek a source of national strength and cultivate it to regain national independence and prosperity.In 1894, at the age of 18, Ahn became a member of the Tongnip Hyophoe “Independence Association,” which promoted independence from Japan and worked to reform domestic affairs and reduce dependence upon foreign countries. But the group’s activities were interrupted by the conservative ruling class, so, Chai-pil, leader of the group, went into exile in the United States. This strengthened Ahn’s belief that Koreans themselves were to blame their failures and thus victory must come from within. He returned to his home town and established the Chomjin School, which was the first private modern school established in Korea.


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The literal meaning of Chon-Ji is “Heaven and Earth,” which in Asia symbolizes the creation of earth and the beginning of history. Chon-Ji, or the “heavenly” lake, is a name also given to a large lake in a crater on Paektu Mountain, which is an extinct volcano that is said to have been the first home of the legendary founder of Korea, Dan-Gun.
Chon-Ji is appropriately named because creation is the beginning of all things and this pattern establishes a good foundation for all the remaining patterns.
The pattern consists of two similar parts – one part representing heaven – one part representing earth. The stances and techniques in this pattern are the basic movements required for mastering all of the 24 patterns.