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Taekwondo Taegeuk 7

Taekwondo Taegeuk 7

Gahn represents a mountain peak, which is solid, stable, and unmovable, it is a symbol of majestic strength and immovable spirit. This form teaches commitment to both motion and to immobility, with rapid movements forward followed by sudden stops.

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Taekwondo Taegeuk 8

Taekwondo Taegeuk 8

Where all things originate and return to. Just as the earth holds all the basic elements of life, this form incorporates all the basic techniques of Taekwondo.

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White Belt Form

White Belt Form

Literally, Cheon-Ji (or Chon-Ji) means “heaven and earth” and refers to the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, and thus is the initial pattern learned by the beginner.

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Taekwondo Palgwe 1

Taekwondo Palgwe 1

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

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Taekwondo Palgwe 2

Taekwondo Palgwe 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 Palgwe 3

Taekwondo Palgwe 3

The symbol of Palgwe three “Sam Jang”  is Ri, meaning fire, representing represents heat and brightness.

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Taekwondo Palgwe 4

Taekwondo Palgwe 4

The symbol of Palgwe four “Sah Jang”  is Jin, meaning thunder, symbolizing great power and dignity.

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Taekwondo Palgwe 5

Taekwondo Palgwe 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.

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Taekwondo Palgwe 6

Taekwondo Palgwe 6

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

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Taekwondo Palgwe 7

Taekwondo Palgwe 7

Gahn represents a mountain peak, which is solid, stable, and unmovable, it is a symbol of majestic strength and immovable spirit. 

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