This form is practiced by the Global Taekwondo Federation (GTF), an offshoot of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF). After the establishment of GTF in 1990, Park Jung Tae added 6 patterns to the original 24 ITF Patterns. These are Jee-Sang, Dhan-Goon, Jee-Goo, Jook-Am, Pyong-Hwa and Sun-Duk.

Jook-Am is the pseudonym of Grand-master Park, Jung-tae. “Jook” means bamboo which shoots up straight without any curves, its roots intertwine to form an inseparable force. “Am” is a rock, on which the bamboo strikes its roots to form an unshakable foundation. The pattern represents the life of Grand-master Park and his striving for perfection. The diagram symbolize the bamboo, which grows high from the rock. The 95 movements represents the year 1995, the year Jook-Am was created.

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Jook Am

Jook Am

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Placement within the ITF Curriculum Edit

The GTF forms are placed within the sequence of ITF Patterns as follows:

Colour Belt Patterns Edit

  • Chon-Ji
  • Dan-Gun
  • Do-San
  • Jee-Sang (GTF): "JEE" means earth- representing the foundation of the world, "SANG" means above the earth- representing the spirit of the GTF. The 24 movements signify the 24 hours of every day that we learn, connect with each other, gain insight, knowledge and wisdom. The 4 directions in this pattern represent our inner compass.. with it we will never lose our way. When we connect the "JEE" and the "SANG" we connect the heaven and earth to create an invisible strength that lives on. [24 moves]
  • Won-Hyo
  • Yul-Gok
  • Dhan-Goon (GTF): DHAN-GOON named after the founder of Korea. The 23 movements in this pattern represent the first two digits of the year 2333 B.C. when, according to legend, Korea was born. This is Grand Master Park's progressive interpretation of the traditional Taekwon-Do pattern of the same name. [23 moves]
  • Joong-Gun
  • Toi-Gye
  • Hwa-Rang
  • Choong-Moo

Black Belt Patterns Edit

  • Kwang-Gae
  • Po-Eun
  • Ge-Baek
  • Jee-Goo (GTF): means "Global". The "X" crosses out the years of political strife in TaeKwon-Do that has been evident worldwide. The first movement symbolizes the beginning of the new Global TaeKwon-Do Movement - a concept of global peace and harmony. The 30 movements of the pattern are comprised of three numbers (24, 4, 2) which explain the purpose. There are 24 hours in each day; therefore this concept will be with us every second. The four directions of movements represent the north, south, east and west encompassing all nations and all people. The four directions are done two times to reinforce our commitment to bring global peace and harmony to the world. [30 moves]
  • Eui-Am
  • Choong-Jang
  • Ko-Dang
  • Jook-Am (GTF): is a pseudonym for the Grandmaster Park. Jook means bamboo which shoots up straight forward without any curvature, its roots intertwining to form an inseparable force. Am is an immovable boulder from which the bamboo plants its roots to form an unshakeable foundation. This pattern represents Grandmaster Park's life and his constant struggle for perfection. The diagram is a representation of a bamboo shooting up from the boulder. This pattern's 95 movements (112 including combinations) symbolizes the year 1995 in which Jook-Am was created.
  • Sam-Il
  • Yoo-Sin
  • Choi-Yong
  • Pyong-Hwa (GTF): Pyong Hwa means "Peace". Grand Master Park dedicates this pattern for the 50 countries which found the UNO in San Francisco ( USA ) on year 1950 after the second World War. [50 moves]
  • Yon-Gae
  • Ul-Ji
  • Moon-Moo
  • Sun-Duk (GTF): This pattern is named after Queen Sun Duk of the Silla dynasty 668 A.D.,who was know for bringing martial art from China to Korea. The diagram represents "Lady". The 68 movements of this pattern refer to the year 668 A.D. [68 moves]
  • So-San
  • Se-Jong
  • Tong-Il

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