South Korean Flag
About South Korean flag
Certain flags are always displayed in martial art schools, primarily the South Korean flag and the flag of the country in which the school is located. Many Taekwondo students wear the South Korean national flag (Tae-Guk) on their uniforms, see the flag in the dojang, and even bow in respect to the flag during training, without knowing about its background.
The Korean peninsula is divided into two nations, North Korea and South Korea, and each country has its own flag. The North Korean flag, created in 1948, consists of three stripes (blue, red, and blue) separated from each other by two narrow white lines. The hoist of the red stripe is charged with a white disc containing a red five-pointed star. The blue stripes stand for the people's desire for peace, the red one symbolizes the revolutionary spirit of the struggle for socialism, and the white one represents the purity of the ideals of North Korea and national sovereignty. The five-pointed star signifies the happy prospects of the people building socialism under the leadership of the Korean Worker's Party (communism).