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Toi-Gye, AKA Yi Hwang, the 16th century scholor

A Statue of Yi Hwang

Toi-Gye is an ITF-style teul (form). Toi Gye It is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century) an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements in this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 37th latitude. 

Yi Hwang (1501-1570 C.E.) is one of the two most honored thinkers of the Korean Neo-Confucian tradition. His fully balanced and integral grasp of the complex philosophical Neo-Confucian synthesis woven by Chu Hsi during China's Sung dynasty marks the tradition's arrival at full maturity in Korea. His "four-seven debate" with Ki Taesŭng established a distinctive problematique that strongly oriented Korean Neo-Confucian thought towards exacting investigation of critical issues regarding the juncture of metaphysics and their all-important application in describing the inner life of the human heart-and-mind.


ITF Taekwon-do forms often come in two styles: Sine Wave and non-Sine Wave. In either case, the basic movements are the same. The difference is in the "up and down" motion that's used (or not), the rhythm of the movements, and the breathing. See main article Sine Wave for additional details.

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Sine Wave Non-Sine Wave
Toi-Gye Tul00:58

Toi-Gye Tul

Toi Gye00:53

Toi Gye

Diagram Edit

Hyung 7 toigye

Movements in this Form Edit

Lines Kwang-Gae

The lines of Toi-Gye (student view)

Here on this wiki, the wording used to describe this form deviates from the conventional wording historically used to describe the form. This was done to facilitate wiki-style links to the names of associated techniques. To view the conventional wording, see ITF Forms Summary Description.

ITF Color-Belt Forms Edit

The other forms in the ITF-series of Color Belt forms are:

References Edit

The primary reference is:

The following websites are also particularly good online references for ITF-style taekwondo:

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