How many patterns are there in ITF Taekwondo?
There are 24 patterns in the official ITF “Chang Hon” syllabus, which represents the 24 hours in a day. The names of these patterns refer to events or important people in Korean history. Features of the patterns may also have historical references, such as the number of moves, the diagram, the way the pattern ends etc.
What are the ITF forms?
Forms, or tul (also teul or 틀) in Korean, originally called hyeong, form an important aspect of training in Taekwon-Do. They are equivalent to the kata in karate. The majority of the patterns (except Yul-Gok, Ul-Ji and Tong-Il) start with a defensive move, which emphasizes taekwon-do’s defensive nature.
Is ITF taekwondo better than WTF?
ITF (International Taekwon-do Federation) is more traditional and focused on self-defense; it allows punches to the face; and punches in its forms are thrown from further above the hip than in WTF. ITF is also often called a North Korean school of Taekwondo.
What are the names of taekwondo patterns?
Tae Kwon Do Patterns
- WHITE BELT PATTERNS. FOUR DIRECTIONAL RIGHT PUNCH.
- FOUR DIRECTIONAL LEFT PUNCH.
- WHITE 1 PATTERN.
- WHITE 2 PATTERN.
- WHITE 3 PATTERN.
- 9TH KUP PATTERN, CHON-JI.
- 8TH KUP PATTERN, DAN-GUN.
- 7TH KUP PATTERN, DO-SAN.
Is ITF Taekwondo full contact?
As stated earlier, the vast majority of tournaments (including the Olympic one), use the WT rules, while the ITF rules are present in a minority of competitions. ITF rulings allow for direct hand attacks to the head (which WT prohibits), but the sparring is not full contact and excessive contact is not allowed.
What does WTF stand for in Taekwondo?
World Taekwondo Federation
The acronym “WTF,” which stands for “What the [fudge],” no longer has to compete with the World Taekwondo Federation for meaning, although really, it never did. After having used the acronym for 44 years, the organization declared Friday it will now be known simply as World Taekwondo.
Is ITF taekwondo full contact?
Why is ITF taekwondo not in the Olympics?
ITF-style taekwondo is taught widely across North Korea and uses more punches, hand techniques and even judo-style takedowns and leg sweeps. Punching to the head, kicking low or sweeping your opponent, all features of traditional taekwondo, are forbidden at the Olympics.
How can I learn ITF?
ITF Taekwondo Patterns – The patterns below include free video and/or written step-by-step instructions.
- ITF Taekwondo Pattern 1 – Chon-Ji.
- ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 – Dan-Gun.
- ITF Taekwondo Pattern 3 – Do-San.
- ITF Taekwondo Pattern 4 – Won-Hyo.
- ITF Taekwondo Pattern 5 – Yul-Gok.
- ITF Taekwondo Pattern 6 – Joong-Gun.
Are ITF and WTF the same?
The main difference between ITF and WTF Taekwondo is that ITF serves as an institution where students may learn the art of Taekwondo and WT (formerly WTF) is a Taekwondo governing body that focuses on rules and regulations of Taekwondo competitions.