2nd Dan/2nd Degree Black Belt
Please choose from Ko Dang or Ju che or the combined option of both to further your knowledge even more.
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It was under the leadership of Son Byong-hi that the Donghak movement went on to become the religion called Chondo Kyo which is still followed today in both North and South Korea.
This pattern is performed in a straight line (facing front and back of Dojang). The reverse turning kicks are all directed at approximately 45 degrees to the line with the kicking foot then returning to the line. The sitting stances following the first and second reverse turning kicks are facing to the sides of the Dojang with the head turned in the direction of the knife-hand strike. The twisting kicks are directed off the line as appropriate. All other stances and techniques are directed along the line.
Cho, a pacifist, earned himself the nickname “Gandhi of Korea” due to his peaceful efforts to release Korea from Japanese annexation.
After Japan forced it’s way into Korea in 1910 Cho became deeply involved with the Korean independence movement. He was one of the many thousands of Koreans arrested for participating in the ‘March 1st Movement’. He was also famous for being publically vocal in rejecting the plan to replace Korean family surnames with Japanese names.
The name Ju Che was adopted by the North Korean leader, Kim Il-sung (15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994). Kim first proposed the concept to his people as part of a speech in 1955 by stating “To make revolution in Korea we must know Korean history and geography as well as the customs of the Korean people. Only then is it possible to educate our people in a way that suits them and to inspire in them an ardent love for their native place and their motherland”.
The three fundamental principles of Juche
Self-reliance in defence