Ge-Baek

Ge-Baek is one of the 1st degree black belt patterns.Ge Baek is named after General Ge Baek a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The pattern represents his server and strict military discipline. Ge Beak Consists of 44 movements.

In depth knowledge:

General Ge Baek was leader of the army near the end of the Baek Je Dynasty. Very little is known about his personal life, such as his birth place or even the year of his birth.

When the united forces of Silla & Dang invaded Baek Je in 660 AD, General Ge Baek organised 5000 soldiers of the highest morale and courage to fight back. He knew that his army would be outnumbered and that his efforts, regardless of the skills and bravery of his troops, were ultimately futile, however he did not hesitate to try and defend his country.

He is reported to have said: "'I would rather die than be a slave of the enemy"

Before going into battle General Ge Baek killed his wife and children to prevent them falling into enemy hands, and also to prevent the thought of them influencing his actions or causing him to falter in the heat of battle.

In the early stages, his forces won a number of key battles, but he was forced to move his troops to protect the Baek Je capital, Buyeo, from Silla General Kim Yu-Shin. Ge Baek's forces fought bravely but were ounumbered 10 to 1 and in the end, he and his men were completely defeated.

The remaining Baek Je army joined forces with Koryo province to attack Silla and were eventually driven back, with the Silla province receiving aid from the Chinese Tang Dynasty. This signified the end of the Baek Je Dynasty after 678 years.

General Ge Baek is still recognised for his loyalty to his country and his bravery in battle,

Baek Je Dynasty 18BC - 660AD