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Yul Gok Tul

Yup Gok is the pseudonym of the great 16th century philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584), nicknamed the Confucius of Korea. The 38 movements refer to his birthplace on the 38th latitude and the diagram represents the scholar.

Yul Gok consists of 38 movements

In Depth Knowledge

The 38th degree line of latitude was also chosen as the division of North and South Korea. This line was decided between US and Russian troops and was only ever intended as a temporary split. The division still exists today and although no real fighting has taken place for decades, the countries are still officially at war.