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About Palgwe #7 Chil Jang


Poomse is the foundation for the teaching of Taekwondo. A poomse, or form, is a detailed pattern of defense-and-attack motions and techniques used in traditional martial arts. Poomse is useful in developing proper kinetics, mental and physical fortitude.

Palgwe #7 ( Chil Jang )


Meaning: Mountain

Movements: approx 29

Difficulty Level:   Advanced

Grade Level: 3rd Geup

Ranking: Red Strip Belt

Style: World Taekwondo (WT)

Palgwe #7 Chil Jang World Taekwondo (WT) Poomse 품새
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The trigram associated with this poomse represents a Mountain. Also, it represents the northwest and youngest son. The symbolism behind the mountain is the indomitable and majestic nature that all mountains possess. This poomse is intended to be performed with the feeling that all movements are this majestic due to their unconquerable nature.

The Palgwe forms are a slightly older, somewhat similar supplemental group of World Taekwondo (WT) poomse. There are eight Palgwe forms that also represent eight trigrams from I-Ching. Palgwe poomse were used from 1967 to 1971. Taegeuk poomse have been in use from 1971 to the present time. Kukkiwon states that Palgwe poomse have been eliminated though some schools still teach them.


Low Side Block (arae yeop makgi) High block Supported Knifehand Downward Block Supported Knifehand Block Trunk Push Low Block Inside Wrist Double Block Outer Block Single Hand Wide Open Block Low Cross Block ( 아래 엇걸어막기 arae-otgoreo-makgi ) Cross Block ( 엇걸어막기 otgoreo makgi ) Knifehand High Cross Block ( 손날 엇걸어막기 sonnal-olgul-otgoreo-makgi ) Middle Punch High Punch Hand Blade Outward Strike ( 손날 바깥치기 sonnal-olgul-bakkat-chigi ) Elbow Target Strike ( 팔굽 표적치기 palgup-pyojeok-chigi ) Front Kick Side Kick Attention stance Ready stance Front stance Back Stance Horse Stance Bow (kyeong nye)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palgwe #7 Chil Jang Poomse Map World Taekwondo (WT) Poomse 품새

 

Key Points

  • Posture. Practitioners must have their body weight correctly distributed during each different stance and during footwork. Each technique must be correctly aligned.
  • Realism. Taekwondo patterns are the learning ground for real combat. As such, every technique must display the requisite speed, power and firmness to be realistically used as an attack or defense move.
  • Spirit. A competitor's 'presence' on the mat must be as credible as his/her technique. Self belief, confidence in abilities, and intention to perform to a personal best are tangible virtues considered indispensable in Taekwondo practitioners.
  • Decorum. Proper manners must be displayed when interacting with the judges directly before and after the pattern. Respect must also be extended to rival competitors, clubs and other officials.
  • Form. General qualities that judges look for in any Taekwondo practitioner include proper breathing technique and body control. The diaphragm must be engaged in deep breathing, shallow breathing concentrated in the upper abdomen results in raised shoulders and stressed muscles. The muscles of the body should be lightly relaxed in order to perform the pattern with fluidity, speed and grace. Muscles should only be tensed at the moment of imaginary impact in order to commute maximum power to any individual Taekwondo technique.

 

 

 

 

Question. What is the korean terminology for Ready Stance?

Ready Stance refers to the most common ready position used in Tae Kwon Do training. Ready Stance is performed by standing with the feet one foot-length from origin apart, measured from the outside edge (Foot Sword) of the feet, with arms slightly bent and loosely held fists about one fist size apart just below the navel and the fists should be a fist size away from the body.

 


Palgwe Forms

The Palgwe forms are a slightly older, somewhat similar supplemental group of World Taekwondo (WT) poomse. There are eight Palgwe forms that also represent eight trigrams from I-Ching. Palgwe poomse were used from 1967 to 1971. Taegeuk poomse have been in use from 1971 to the present time. Kukkiwon states that Palgwe poomse have been eliminated though some schools still teach them. View more information about Palgwe Forms »

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General qualities that judges look for in any taekwondo practitioner include proper breathing technique and body control. The diaphragm must be engaged in deep breathing, shallow breathing concentrated in the upper abdomen results in raised shoulders and stressed muscles. The muscles of the body should be lightly relaxed in order to perform the pattern with fluidity, speed and grace. Muscles should only be tensed at the moment of imaginary impact in order to commute maximum power to any individual taekwondo technique. For more information View Key Points »

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This article uses material from the Wikipedia articles "Taegeuk" and "Hyeong", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

 

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