WHAT IS A PATTERN (TUL)?
A Pattern is a set of fundamental movements, mainly defensive and offensive, set in a logical sequence to deal with one or more imaginary opponents. Patterns are an indication of a student's progress and a method of evaluating an individual's technique.
WHY DO WE PERFORM PATTERNS?
We perform patterns to improve our techniques, to improve flexibility of movement, master body-shifting, to develop sparring techniques and muscles, balance and breath control. They also enable us to acquire techniques which cannot be obtained from other forms of training.