COLOR BELT PATTERNS
The Ch'ang-Hon patterns system is named after the pen name of General Choi Hong-Hi, the "Father of Taekwon-Do," who developed this set of patterns for Taekwon-Do. These patterns are called “teul,” which is the Korean term used by General Choi for pattern. As General Choi stated, “the life of a human being, perhaps 100 years, can be considered as a day when compared with eternity”. Therefore, there are a total of twenty-four officially recognized patterns in the art of Taekwon-Do, representing the 24 hours in a complete day, or one's complete lifetime. The name, number of movements, and the pattern diagram or symbol for individual “teul” have specific importance. Each symbolizes factors such as a notable Korean King, an important heroic figure in Korean History, or an instance relating to a significant event in Korean History.