How to do the Keumgang Form

WTF TaeKwonDo Black Belt Form Two – Keumgang

History of the Form The Kukkiwon Textbook describes Keumgang as follows: “Keumgang (meaning diamond) has the meaning or translation of ‘hardness’ and ‘ponderosity’. The mountain Keumgang on the Korean peninsula, which is regarded as the center of national spirit, and the ‘Keumgang Yoksa’ (Keumgang warrior) as named by Buddha, who represents a mighty warrior, are the background denominating this poomsae. …

Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Forms

WTF TaeKwonDo Black Belt Form One – Koryo

Koryo (Korea), the first Taekwondo black belt formed to be studied, is the name of an old Korean Dynasty and that kind of spirit is reflected in the movements of the Poomsae Koryo. Each movement of this Poomsae is meant to represent the strength and energy that was needed at the time to control the Mongols.  This Black Belt form …

TaeKwonDo Uniforms

TaeKwonDo Uniforms: What To Look For

I finally wore my TaeKwonDo uniform out. Well, I have gone through three, the first one was the one I got when signing up for the class, the second uniform, which was red, I got when going through the middle belts and the third I got when I went through the upper belts. However that same upper belt uniform, I …

Tips on Sparring in Tae Kwon Do

How to Prepare For A TaeKwonDo Tournament

Going to a TaeKwonDo Tournament can be a daunting experience and can be somewhat intimidating if its your first time. When I went to my first tournament (quite a few years ago) there wasn’t information readily available to give me tips on how to prepare for a TaeKwonDo tournament. In the school I am at currently, there is an upcoming …

Tae Kwon Do

TaeKwonDo Tournament Rules and Regulations

As I have mention on more then a few occasions on this site, I studied TaeKwonDo when I was younger, then took a long break and then a few years ago got back into it and have been taking it ever since. One of the events that are always being displayed in my school is a brochure or flyer talking …