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About Palgwe #8 Pal 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 #8 ( Pal Jang )


Meaning: Earth

Movements: approx 36

Difficulty Level:   Advanced

Grade Level: 2nd Geup

Ranking: Red Belt

Style: World Taekwondo (WT)

Palgwe #8 Pal Jang World Taekwondo (WT) Poomse 품새
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The trigram associated with this poomse represents the Earth. Also, there is a representation of North and Mother. The associated trigram of this poomse is Yin. Yin, here, represents the end of the beginning, the evil part of all that is good. This being the last of the poomse Palgwe, it represents the end of the circle and the cyclic nature of the Earth.

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 Block Supported Knifehand Block Outer Block Outside Wrist Trunk Push Double Block Palm Pressing Block Middle Punch Taekwondo Hammer Fist Strike ( 메주먹 내려치기 mejumeok-naeryeo-chigi ) Taekwondo Supporting Vertical Thrust ( 거들어 세워찌르기 kodureo-sewo-jjireugi ) Elbow Target Strike ( 팔굽 표적치기 palgup-pyojeok-chigi ) Taekwondo Knife Hand Inward Strike ( 손날 안치기 sonnal-an-chigi ) Taekwondo Turn Over Punch ( 젖혀지르기 jeocheo-jireugi ) Outward Back Fist Strike ( 등주먹 바깥치기 deung-jumeok-bakkat-chigi ) Rear Elbow Strike ( 팔굽 뒤치기 palgup-dwi-chigi ) Hand Blade Side Strike ( 손날 옆치기 sonnal-yeop-chigi ) Side Kick Attention stance Ready stance Left side stance (wen sogi) Right Side Stance (oreun sogi) Front stance Back Stance Horse Stance Bow (kyeong nye) Overlapped Hand Posture

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palgwe #8 Pal 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 Front Stance?

Front stance is used when mobility is important. It is also a precursor of the fighting stance according to some authors. Body should be relaxed. From the attention stance with feet together, one foot is placed straight ahead of the other. Some style teaches to step side way slightly. The distance between the inside edges of both feet should be between one to two fists apart and is about 4 to 4 one-half foot-length from origin.

 


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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