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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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The Front Foot Kick

The Front Foot Kick

The front foot kick is yet another basic martial arts technique, and it is very similar to the front snap kick. Although it may not be as powerful as the front snap kick, the front foot kick can be used to impart sudden, stunning blows on your opponent which makes it a great technique to have at your disposal.

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Taekwondo Taegeuk 1

Taekwondo Taegeuk 1

The symbol of Taegeuk one “Il”  is Keon, meaning the sky or heaven, which symbolizes the begining of the universe.

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Taekwondo Taegeuk 2

Taekwondo Taegeuk 2

Tae is said to symbolize “inner firmness and outer gentleness,” the archetype being a river or lake: gentle and flowing at the boundaries, but firm and resolute underneath.

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Taekwondo Taegeuk 3

Taekwondo Taegeuk 3

The symbol of Taegeuk three “Sam Jang”  is Ri, meaning fire. The idea is that this form should crackle like a fire: rapidly fluid throughout, with bursts of power.

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Taekwondo Taegeuk 4

Taekwondo Taegeuk 4

The symbol of Taegeuk four “Sah Jang”  is Jin, meaning thunder, symbolizing great power and dignity. Through this form, the practitioner must develop a calm mind that can stand strong in the face of danger.

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Taekwondo Taegeuk 5

Taekwondo Taegeuk 5

As the wind is gentle as a breeze and devastating when it becomes a hurricane, human power can also be used the same way. This form should be performed with flexibility and unyielding power.

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Taekwondo Taegeuk 6

Taekwondo Taegeuk 6

Gam symbolizes water, which is flowing and gentle but also persistent, able to wear away at the hardest stone. The sustenance of life.

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