So-San

72 Movements

So‐San is the pseudonym of the great monk Choi Hyong Ung (1520‐1604) during the Lee Dynasty. The 72 movements refer to his age when he organized a corps of monk soldiers with the assistance of his pupil Sa Myunh Dang. The monk soldiers helped repulse the Japanese pirates who overran most of the Korean peninsula in 1592.