Friday, 26 March 2010, was the 100th death Anniversary of Independence Fighter Ahn Joong-Gun.
Ahn Joong-Gun was a Korean independence activist who assassinated Hirofumi Ito, the first Japanese governor general of Korea, in 1909, following the signing of the Eulsa Treaty, with Korea on the verge of annexation by Japan. He was sentenced to death by the Japanese colonial court in Ryojun China.
Therefore, after the 8.30pm to 10.00pm Taekwon-Do class, a number of ITC members stayed back to practice the pattern “Joong-Gun” together in respect to the noble-minded patriot as without his brave actions of offering his life for his country, Korea may not be what it is today and that could mean no Taekwon-Do as well.
Written by Mr. Wu Jieming, 2nd Degree Blackbelt, ITF Singapore
JOONG-GUN is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger.
There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910).
Related Web Links
- Centennial of Death of Patriotic Martyr Ahn Jung-geun
Author: KBS World
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