Meaning of the White Belt

Signifies purity

With no prior knowledge, the white belt is innocent and open. Their lack of knowledge is a great asset to them as it increases their eagerness and willingness to learn.


Character Word

Self-Control

The keeping of one's thoughts, actions, and emotions to one's self. The ability to regulate one's emotions, thoughts, and behavior in the face of temptations and impulses.


Patterns

Chon Ji

19 moves, left foot returns

Chon Ji means literally "the Heaven, the Earth" It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history; therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other, the Earth.

Song Song

30 moves, left foot returns

Song Song means “Imagination.” In the initial stage of philosophical development, students must use their imagination to set goals beyond their current limitations and from this visualize their achievement in advance. This in turn strengthens their belief system to the point that specific goals are possible possible and obtainable.