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1. Poomsae

A taekwondo 'Poomsae' comprises various stance, each with its peculiar nature but each blending into the other. A 'poomsae' consists of about two dozen stances interconnected. Blocking, punching, striking, thrusting and kicking are among Taekwondo Poomsae, and these are properly carried
out   with hands, fists and feet to the vital sport of the body or target at which they aimed, and the stances   accordingly chnge forward stance, back stance, cat stance and horseriding stance, etc. as the situation requires. Most typical 'Poomsae' are
Palgwe I-VIII, Taeguk I-VIII, Goryo, Gumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Shipjin, Jitae, Chunkwon, Hansu and Ilyeo.

 

▶Taeguk Video Clips

This represents the most profound oriental philosophy from which philosophical views
on the world, cosmos and life are derived.
The Taeguk Poomsae consists of different movements in sequence. The vital points of this Poomsae are to make exact the speed of breath and action and move the body weight properly while executing speedy actions. Thus we can fully realize the main thought of Taeguk

  Taeguk 1 Jang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:40)

  Taeguk 2 Jang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:44)

 
Taeguk 3 Jang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:47)

 
Taeguk 4 Jang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:43)

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Taeguk 5 Jang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:49)

  Taeguk 6 Jang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:46)

  Taeguk 7 Jang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:55)

  Taeguk 8 Jang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:53)
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 ▶Goryo Video Clips

GORYO : Goryo is the name of an ancient dynasty in the Korean peninsula. The English name of "Korea" originated from the name of this "Goryo" dynasty with which was famed for the valiant spirit of its people which tey defeated the Mongolian aggression. Goryo Poomsae is based on spirit of / sonbae(Sonbi) which was inherited from Goruryo to Balhae and to Koryo. Songae means strong martial art and honest spirit of scholars.

  Goryo (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 01:04)
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 ▶Gumgang Video Clips

GUMGANG : The word "Gumgang" has originally the meaning of being too strong to
be broken. Also in Buddhism, what can break off every agony of mind with combination
of wisdom and virtue is called "Gumgang".
The Poomsae "Gumgang"is named after Mount Gumgang, symbol of solidity. "Gumgan"
is also anlogous of "diamond".

 
 
Gumgang (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 01:12)
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▶Taebaek Video Clips

TAEBAEK : "Taebaek" is the ancient name of Mount Baekdu where the legendary
Dangun founded a nation for the first time in the Korean peninsula 4,329 years ago on Dangun calendar (1996 A.D.=4329 Dangun year).
Poomsae "Taebaek" takes its principles of movement from the word "Taebaek" which means being looked up to as sacred.

  Taebaek (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:52)
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▶Pyongwon Video Clips

PYONGWON : "Pyongwon" is meant by 'vast plain'. The plain is a source of sustaining the human life and, on the other hand, a great open plain stretching out endlessly gives us a feeling of majesty that is different from what we feel with a mountain or the sea.
An application of the providence of the plain which is blessed with abundance and
grace as well as boundless vastness into the practice of Taekwondo is Poomsae Pyongwon (plain).

  Pyongwon (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 01:00)
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▶Shipjin Video Clips

SHIPJIN : Shipjin has the meaning of 'decimal system' which stands for a symbolical figure of 10 meaning endless development and growth in a systematic order.
In Poomsae shipjin, stability is sought in every change of movements.

Shipjin (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 01:25)

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▶Jitae Video Clips
JITAE : According to the oriental belief, all living things come from and return to the earth(Jitae is derived from the meaning of the earth). The earth is indeed the origin and terminal of life. Living things as well as all the natural phenomena of the earth Poomsae "Jitae" is the movement which supplies these features of the earth.

  Jitae (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 01:20)

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▶Chonkwon Video Clips

CHONKWON : Chonkown" signifies the sky. From ancient times the orientals have
always believed and worshipped the sky as ruler of the universe and human beings.
The infinitely vast sky may be a mysterious and profound world of imagination in the
eyes of finite human beings. Poomsae Chonkwon is composed of the motions which
are full of piery and vitality.

  Chonkwon (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 01:31)
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▶Hansu Video Clips

HANSU : Poomsae "Hansu" derived from the word 'water' is typical with its fluidity and adaptability as manifested in the nature of water.

Hansu (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:52)


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▶Ilyeo Video Clips

ILYEO : "Ilyeo" signifies oneness.

In buddhism the state of spiritual cultivation is said to be "Ilyeo"(oneness), in which body and mind, I(subject) and you(object), spirit and substance are unified into oneness.
The ultimate ideal of Taekwondo lies in this state of Ilyeo. The final goal Taekwondo pursues is indeed a discipline in which we concentrate attention pursues is indeed a discipline in which we concentrate attention on every movement, shaking off all worldly thoughts and obsessions.


Ilyeo (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 01:08)

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2. Kyorugi

Kyorugi is an integral whole of Taekwondo. It is an wholistic physical
activity that utilizes the muscles and the joints of the entire body. In general, Kyorugi is a combat activity in which two competitors stand facing each other and compete with their offensive and/or defensive techniques.

There are two types in Kyorugi : Mach'wo Kyorugi and chary Kyorugi.
Mach'wo Kyorugi is arranged sparring that is performed in a prearranged manner utilizing the basic Taekwondo skills and applied techniques of the poomsae. Mach'wo Kyorugi helps the practitioners enhance mental focus, distance control, sense of the target, timing and accuracy. There are three types of Mach'wo kyorugi : Sebon Kyorugi, Tubon Kyorugi, and Hanbon Kyorugi.

Chayu Kyorugi is a free sparring, which requires absolute strictness in enforcing the safety rules.
There are two types of Chayu Kyorugi : Yonsup Kyorugi and shihap Kyorugi.

The most important factors in Chayu Kyorugi are agility, power, conditioning, judgement, courage, strategy, psychological elements and techniques.

Shipap Kyorugi is the limelight that enabled Taekwondo to be accepted as an official 2000 year Summer Olympic Games. In order to ensure the safety of the competitors, it is mandatory for competitors to wear head gear, trunk protector, forearm guard, shin guard, groin guard and breast guard. For fair judgement, an electronic score board and simultaneous scoring system are used.



Kyorugi 1 (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:38)




Kyorugi 2 (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 03:05)



 

Kyorugi 3 (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 03:12)

 


Kyorugi 4 (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 03:33) 

 

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3. Kyokpa

Kyokpa is one of methods that is used to measure the power and speed
of the practitioner vy applying a variety of taekwondo skills to boards, bricks or any chosen material with application of physical force and mental concentration.

Kyokpa is one of the most mystical aspects of the Taekwondo training experience. The bodily parts that are mostly used in Kyonkpa are the fist, knife-hand, ball of the foot, and side blade of the foot.

There are many techniques available such as single technique, multiple techniques, standing techniques, jumping techniques, aerospinning techniques, and multiple aerial techniques.

The most critical components in Kyokpa execution are technique, power, flexibility, speed, focus, and agility. Kyokpa is one of the ultimate experiences of the art. It provides a strong motivation for the practitioners and spectators to further the understanding and practice the art of Taekwondo.



Kyokpa 1 (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:04) 




Kyokpa 2 (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:02)




 


Kyokpa 3 (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:12)




Kyokpa 4 (MPG, Media Player, Running time : 00:31)

 

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4. Hosinsul

 People are easily inclined to believe the fact that Taekwondo is exclusively made up of techniques using only the legs. This very thought is incorrect, however, since Taekwondo gained popularity as a sport Taekwondo has developed into a strong sports neglecting the more emotional side and the part of Taekwondo and continues to practice and develop the art of self defence and it is also a part of the demonstration. Self defense is, when facing the enemy or when put in a disadvantageous situation, the skill to control the enemy and the skillful use of techniques to protect oneself.



Hosinsul 1 (RAM, Real Player, Running time : 02:18) 

 



Hosinsul 2 (RAM, Real Player, Running time : 00:49)

 



Hosinsul 3 (RAM, Real Player, Running time : 01:22)

 

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