TaeKwonDo Poomsae

Principles of Taekwondo Poomsae Training

In TaewonDo forms are called Poomsae and the practice and development of Poomsae skills is the soul of Taekwondo practice. Poomsae are used heavily in Taekwondo rank testing and a skilled instructor can discern the knowledge, skill level, strength, and focus of an individual just by watching them perform one form. In this post I am going to over the …

Tae Kwon Do Form Teguek Chil Jang

WTF TaeKwonDo Form 8 | Poomsae Taegeuk Pal Jang

The TaeKwonDo Form 8 or Poomsae Taegeuk Pal Jang applies the Gon principle of Palgwe. Gon symbolizes the earth, the source of life. Keon is the father, Gon is the mother. The earth is where the creative force of heaven is realized. Gon represents the receptivity of the earth. It is moist and heavy, sinking into the ground. Gon is …

Tae Kwon Do Form 7 - Taegeuk Chil Jang

WTF TaeKwonDo Form 7 | Poomsae Taegeuk Chil Jang

The WTF TaeKwonDo Form 7 or Poomsae Tageuk Chil Jang applies the Gan principle of Palgwe. Gan means “top stop”, and symbolizes a mountain. It is male, taciturn and steady. Like a mountain, it is totally stable and cannot be moved. One should not act hastily – the principle expressed by Gan. We must know when to forge ahead, but …

Form 6 Taegeuk Yook Jang

WTF Taekwondo Form 6 | Poomsae Taegeuk Yuk Jang

The TaeKwonDo Form 6 or Poomsae Taegeuk Yuk (Yook) Jang applies to the principle of Gam of Palgwe. Gam is male, and it symbolizes North. Through Gam, we learn that we can overcome every difficulty if we go forward with self-confidence and persistence, easy to bend but not to break. Gam is water, which is formless, yet never loses its …

Tae Kwon Do Form 5 Oh Jang

WTF TaeKwonDo Form 5 | Poomsae Taegeuk Oh Jang

Taw Kwon Do Form 5 or Poomsae Taegeuk O Jang is a series of actions applying the Seon of Palgwe. Seon is female, and symbolizes the wind. Although there are horrible and destructive winds, such as the typhoon, hurricane, and tornado, the wind’s true nature is gentle but penetrating. Spring breezes softly caress the willow, but the willow does not …