WanJeonHan taekwondo is variation of traditional taekwondo that also incorporates Judo throws, weapons training, self-defense, and joint locks. The sponsoring organization for WanJeonHan-style taekwondo is the National Taekwondo Association (NTA, not to be confused with the National Taekwon-do Association or the United States National Taekwondo Association). Like the American Taekwondo Association (ATA), the NTA is a franchise organization, though with far fewer franchises. From the NTA website:

The National Taekwondo Association was established to be the governing authority for the WanJeonHan style of Taekwondo as developed by Master Alan Roberts and the NTA Master's Council.
The NTA headquarters are based out of beautiful, sunny, Tucson, Arizona.
Our mission is to develop a network of Taekwondo charter schools under the umbrella of the Association and to provide a standard curriculum, support, national rank registry and many other benefits.
The NTA is a turn-key solution for those individuals who wish to teach the art of Taekwondo and may not know where to start, what forms to teach or what curriculum to teach.
We provide a complete system of Taekwondo including unique forms, custom designed one-steps, a custom designed self defense system as well as a preschoolers program. We provide the entire curriculum, start to finish.

Forms[edit | edit source]

WanJeonHan taekwondo uses the following forms, many of which are unique to this style of taekwondo:

  • Choi Hon - Named for the modern day founder of Taekwondo, General Choi Hon Hi. The beginning student has no knowledge of Taekwondo. This form introduces them to the basics of Taekwondo. (link)
  • Ju Mong - Jumong was the founding king of Goguryeo (37 BC), the northernmost of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. (link)
  • Tae Jo - Taejo was the 6th king of Goguryeo (56 AD). Under his reign, the young state expanded its territory and developed into a centrally ruled kingdom. (link)
  • Won Hyo (WanJeonHan) - Won-Hyo was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 AD. (link)
  • Yul Gok - Yul-Gok is a pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536 - 1584) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea". The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38 degree latitude and the diagram of the pattern represents scholar. (link)
  • Tae Bong - Taebong was one of the Later Three Kingdoms of Korea (892 – 936 CE). Taebong was originally led by Gung Ye, a Buddhist monk who founded Later Goguryeo. (link)
  • Wang Geon - The unpopular Gung Ye was deposed by Wang Geon (877–943) in 918. Wang Geon was popular with his people, and he decided to unite the entire peninsula under one government. He also conquered the Silla in 935. (link)
  • Gor Yeo - Goryeo was founded in 918 AD and by 936, replaced the Silla as the ruling dynasty of Korea. "Goryeo" is the source of the English name "Korea." (link)
  • Gong Min - In 1350, King Gongmin was free to reform a Goryeo government and quelling the growing animosity between the Buddhists and Confucian scholars. (link)
  • Kwang Gae - Kwang-Gae is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne. (link)
  • Cho Son - The ancient name for Korea is "Choson", which means literally "the land of morning calm" and comes from the "Choson" (or "Yi") dynasty of Korea's history (1392-1905). This is the first dan black belt form of the WanJeonHan system. (link)

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