In a few classes this week, I spoke about understanding movements in patterns. If you don’t understand them, you cannot do them well.
Here is an article I wrote for Taekwon-Do Talk in 2004 on exactly this topic. Required reading.
Incidentally, you can download back issues of NZ’s Taekwon-Do Talk magazine for free – right back to 2000. That’s 16 years of goodness! Here is the link.