Black Belt Forms

Chung-Mu Hon

Chung-Mu Hon

Chung-Mu (or Choong-Moo) was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Sun-sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine.

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Poomsae Koryo

Poomsae Koryo

Poomsae Koryo symbolises seonbae which means a learned man, who is characterised by a strong martial spirit as well as a righteous spirit.

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Poomsae Keumgang

Poomsae Keumgang

Keumgang, meaning diamond, is symbolised by hardness. Mount Keumgang, which is regarded as the centre of the national spirit and the origin of Keumgang Yoksa (warrior named by Buddha) who represents the mightiest warrior, is the spiritual foundation of this form.

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Poomsae Taebaek

Poomsae Taebaek

Taebaek (bright mountain) is the name given to Mt. Paektu, the mountain from which Tangun, the founder of the Korean people, ruled the country.

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Poomsae Pyongwon

Poomsae Pyongwon

Pyongwon means a plain or a vast field of land. It is the source of life for all creatures and place from which all creatures gain sustenance.

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Poomsae Sipjin

Poomsae Sipjin

The word sipjin is derived from the principle of longevity which maintains there are ten creatures of long life: sun, moon, mountain, water, stone, pine tree, herb of eternal youth, turtle, deer and crane.

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