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Chang Hun Taekwon-Do
Korean Art of Self Defense

The Chang-Hun 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 “tul,” 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 “tul” 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.  

The style of Taekwon-Do (Tae Kwon Do / Taekwondo) taught at White Tiger Academy is heavily based in the Chang-Hun style of Taekwon-Do, however GM Albright does include influences from WT Tae Kwon Do, Tae Sool Won, American Kickboxing, and Karate.  GM Albright and Kyo Sa Nim Tina Albright are the primary instructors for this program but have several other talented instructors on staff.  GM Sam Albright holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do Karate from GM Derman Hodge, as well as in Tae Kwon Do from GM Troy Trudeau and GM Jason Velez.   Kyo Sa Nim Tina Albright holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do Karate under GM Derman Hodge as well as Tae Kwon Do under GM Jason Velez.  GM Albright and KSN Albright are direct students of these amazing Grandmasters and continue to learn and progress under thier guidance.