Sunday, September 27, 2009

ITF form Yoo-sin

Yoo-Sin is the first of three hyungs (patterns) required for advancement from 3rd Degree Black Belt to 4th Degree Black Belt in the International TaeKwon-Do Association.

YOO-SIN is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 A.D., the year Korea was united. The ready posture signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than left side, symbolizing Yoo Sin's mistake of following his Kings' orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation.