Taekwondo Patterns Students Develop at Black Belt World
At Black Belt World, Taekwondo Patterns are an essential component students each of our students is taught. Patterns not only help students to be successful in our Taekwondo Programs, but also in their everyday lives.
Throughout our students’ Taekwondo journeys, we instill within them the five main reasons why it is important to learn how to do Patterns:
- Inner Peace
- Practicing Basic Strikes/Blocks
Taekwondo Poomse Forms
Taekwondo Poomse Forms have a theme and are part of an essential routine. Poomse consists of a combination of various Taekwondo blocking and attacking techniques that are consecutively performed, while simultaneously moving in various directions.
Taekwondo Belt Level Forms
The World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF) has eight Colored Belt Forms and nine specific Black Belt Forms. The eight Colored Taekwondo Belt Forms are numbered sequentially from one to eight and are aptly named Tae Geuk.
Tae Geuk Forms
Tae means bigness. Geuk means eternity. Together, Tae Geuk means the original of all universal things.
“Tae Geuk represents the most profound Oriental philosophy, from which Oriental philosophical views of life, the cosmos, and the world are derived. Tae Geuk has no form, no beginning, and no ending, yet everything comes from Tae Geuk. Tae Geuk is something which contains the essence of everything.”
Tae Geuk Il Jhang
Tae Geuk (1) Il Jhang: S
This form symbolizes heaven and light. “The heaven provides rain and the sun provides light. Together, the heaven and the sun makes things grow. It is the basis for all living things.”
Tae Geuk Ee Jhang
Tae Geuk (2) Ee Jhang:
This form symbolizes joyfulness. “Tae is symbolized by the image of a lake. It is the state where one’s mind remains firm, yet simultaneously remain ostensibly gentle, so that smile and virtue prevail.”
Tae Geuk Sahm Jhang
Tae Geuk (3) Sahm Jhang:
This form symbolizes fire and sun. “RI is the philosophical correlative of this form. RI means fire and sun. The sun creates fire. Man knows how to use fire to provide warmth, light, enthusiasm, and hope.”
Tae Geuk Sah Jhang
Tae Geuk (4) Sah Jhang:
This form symbolizes lightning and thunder. “Lightning and thunder are the objects of fear and trembling. This principle suggests that we should act calmly and bravely, even in the face of danger or fear. If we remain diligent, then the blue sky and bright sunlight will return once more.”
Tae Geuk Oh Jhang
Tae Geuk (5) Oh Jhang:
This form symbolizes wind. “There are such devastating winds, like tornadoes, typhoons, and storms. However, the general nature of wind is gentle. Spring breezes caress the weeping willow. Wind symbolizes a humble state of mind. It expresses good-natured, yet repetitive actions. These actions normally proceed as gentle and monotonously as the breeze, but at other times, they become as forcefully as storms.”
Tae Geuk Yook Jhang
Tae Geuk (6) Yook Jhang:
This form symbolizes water. “The concept of gam defines water. Water is shapeless and flowing, while always remaining true to its nature, and yet, at the same time merges all obstacles in its path, within its own sense of flow. It is important for student to recognize this form as a means to develop and master confidence, which helps them develop an understanding for whatever difficulties they may encounter in the practice of their art or in their life. There exists no doubt of overcoming these difficulties, so long as the student retains the qualities of acceptance, flow, and natural integrity.”
Tae Geuk Chil Jhang
Tae Geuk (7) Chil Jhang:
This form symbolizes the mountain. “We should stop when we should and go forward when we must. Man must learn the stability of the mountain and why we should never act in a hasty manner.”
Tae Geuk Pahl Jhang
Tae Geuk (8) Pahl Jhang:
This form symbolizes the earth. “The earth is the source of all life. Things grow from the earth, take life from it, and draw on the limitless energy the earth provides. The earth is where the creative force of heaven in embodied. The earth is always wordless, yet it hugs and grows everything.”
Koryo is the first Black Belt Form practiced by students who have achieved 1st Dan Belts and above. This form requires students to master 30 movements. Koryo is the name of the ancient Korean Dynasty (918 – 1392 A.D.) from which the English word “Korea” was derived. This Poomse Form is significant, since it symbolizes the great fortitude displayed by the people of the Korean Dynasty, who were persistently defeating the aggression of the Mongolians, who were sweeping through Asia, at this time in history. Therefore, this Poomse Form represents the cultivation of an unyielding sprit with a strong conviction.
To learn more about Taekwondo Poomse Patterns or Black Belt World’s adult and children Taekwondo Programs, or to request a free trial class, call us now by phoning 413-513-1221.