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Taegeuk 태극 Poomse

Taegeuk 7 태극 7장
(Taegeuk Chil-jahng)


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.

Taegeuk 7 태극 7장 (Taegeuk Chil-jahng) World Taekwondo (WT) Poomse 품새

Taegeuk 태극 (in World Taekwondo (WT)) refers to a set of poomse used to create a 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 often romanized as poomsae or pumsae. The word taeguek (the Korean pronunciation of Taiji/T'ai Chi) refers to the important principle in east Asian Taoist thought of the union of yin and yang.

Each taegeuk form symbolizes a specific state thought to be indicative of the belt the student currently holds, and is represented in World Taekwondo (WT) by trigrams similar to those found in the four corners of the South Korean flag. Various schools sometimes insert one of a variety of other forms before the first taegeuk (taegeuk il-jang) such as "Basic #1 Pattern". In order to receive a black belt the student must perform all taegeuk forms consecutively.

Taegeuk 7 태극 7장 (Taegeuk Chil-jahng)

Korean: 태극 7장 (Taegeuk Chil-jahng)

Meaning: Mountain

Movements: approx 31

Difficulty Level:  Advanced

Grade Level: 3rd Geup

Ranking: Red Strip Belt

Style: World Taekwondo (WT)

Taegeuk 7 태극 7장 (Taegeuk Chil-jahng) 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.

This is the pattern you will learn when you are at 'Red Strip belt'. All students studying in World Taekwondo (WT) Kukkiwon style must learn these forms, or taegeuk 태극, to advance to a higher belt level. There are eight taegeuk forms, each one similar to the previous one, but each time with more complicated techniques to display the students' mastery of the techniques learned during lessons, as well as the ability to interconnect these techniques. Note: Some schools use other belt colors. Belt levels vary from school to school.

Techniques

Both basic and advanced Taekwondo techniques can be contained within a single pattern and the higher the level of the practitioner, the greater the difficulty of the techniques and the complexity of the pattern. Remember a poomse is a detailed pattern of defense-and-attack motions and techniques used in traditional martial arts.

Taekwondo Middle Block Taekwondo Palm Hand Trunk Block Taekwondo Single Knife Hand Outward Block ( 한손날 바깥막기 hansonnal bakkat makgi ) Taekwondo Low Double Knife Hand Taekwondo Palm Hand Assisted Block Taekwondo Trunk Push Middle Block Taekwondo Scissor Block Taekwondo Low Cross Block Taekwondo Side Punch ( 옆지르기 yeop-jireugi ) Taekwondo Turn Over Punch ( 젖혀지르기 jeocheo-jireugi ) Elbow Target Strike ( 팔굽 표적치기 palgup-pyojeok-chigi ) Outward Back Fist Strike ( 등주먹 바깥치기 deung-jumeok-bakkat-chigi ) Taekwondo Cover Fist Ready Stance ( 보주먹준비 bojumeok junbi ) Taekwondo Front Stance Taekwondo Back Stance Taekwondo Horse Stance Taekwondo Cat Stance Taekwondo L Shape Stance Taekwondo Right Side Stance (oreun sogi) Taekwondo Attention Stance (charyeot) Taekwondo Ready Stance (junbi) Taekwondo Front Kick Taekwondo Target Kick Strike - Pyojeok-chagi (표적차기)

Key Points

  • Accuracy. Taegeuk patterns should begin and end in the same place.
  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 


Taegeuk 태극 Poomse

Taegeuk 태극 (in World Taekwondo (WT)) refers to a set of poomse 품새 used to create a foundation for the teaching of taekwondo. A poomse or form (represented by 形 or 型) is a detailed pattern of defense-and-attack motions and techniques used in traditional martial arts. The word taeguek (the Korean pronunciation of Taiji/T'ai Chi) refers to the important principle in east Asian Taoist thought of the union of yin and yang. Each taegeuk form symbolizes a specific state thought to be indicative of the belt the student currently holds, and is represented in World Taekwondo (WT) by trigrams similar to those found in the four corners of the South Korean flag. View more information about Taegeuk 태극 Poomse ».

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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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