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Yon-gae

Intro

Yon-gae is named after Yoen Gaesomun (603 CE – 666 CE),  a powerful military dictator in the waning days of the Koguryo (Goguryeo) Dynasty, one of the Three Kingdoms of ancient Korea. He is remembered for his successful resistance against Tang China under Emperor Taizong and his son Emperor Gaozong.

History

Traditional Korean histories portray Yeon Gaesomun as a despotic leader, whose cruel policies and disobedience to his monarch led to the fall of Koguryo. However, his achievements in defending Koguryo against Chinese onslaughts inspired Korean nationalist historians, most notably the 19th-century Korean historian and intellectual Sin Chaeho, to call him the greatest hero in Korean history. Many Korean scholars today praise Yeon Gaesomun as a soldier-statesman without equal in Korean history.

Number of Movements: 49 (The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 A.D., the year he forced the Tang Dynasty to quit Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung).

Pattern movements

Number of Movements: 49 (The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 A.D., the year he forced the Tang Dynasty to quit Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung).

Diagram of movements

Pattern performance

There are numerous videos and explanations of the pattern movements available on the internet that show how to perform the pattern in the way preferred by your instructor, school, or organization. The following is an example of the ITF way to perform the pattern.


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