At Kwon's Taekwondo, we value our students and want them to succeed in all they do. It is important to have quality training on the floor as well as off.
On this student's page, you will find some of the tools you need to accomplish your goal of becoming a Black Belt and a true master of the martial art of Tae Kwon Do.
Articles of Tae Kwon Do
1) Be loyal to your country! Loyal, Sir!
2) Be obedient to your parents! Obedient, Sir!
3) Be loving to your family! Loving, Sir!
4) Be cooperative to others! Cooperative, Sir!
5) Be faithful to your friends! Faithful, Sir!
6) Be respectful of your masters! Respectful, Sir!
7) Be honest in personal matters! Honest, Sir!
8) Show concern for others! Compassion, Sir!
9) Never attack without reason! Mercy, Sir!
10) Finish what you start! Persistence, Sir!
Meaning of Belts
Tae Kwon Do Poomsae (Forms)
Taekwondo poomsae, or forms, are patterns of movements which combine Tae Kwon Do technique with a structure and pattern of movement. Poomsae teach students self-defense, power-breathing, discipline, and proper technique.
Kwon's Tae Kwon Do teaches "Taeguek" poomsae, which is the standard poomsae style of the World Taekwondo Federation, and poomsae are defined here.
Each poomsae has an associated principle such as earth, wind, or fire, but are all general principles of life. There are eight taeguk poomsae, one for each "poom" (color-belt rank). There are also nine dan poomsae, one for each "dan" (black-belt rank).
The first eight poomsae are named "Taeguk (1-8) Jang" The first being "Taeguk Il Jang", the second "Taeguk Ee Jang", etc. Il and Ee are Korean terms for 1st and 2nd. The word "Jang" is Korean for chapter. This translates to Taeguek 1st chapter, and so on.
Each of these poomsae has a link to an animated demonstration of the form on YouTube. Please follow the link to see your form's details.
1) Taeguk Il Jang (YouTube Animated Demonstration)
"Keon" means the beginning of everything in the universe.
2) Taeguk Ee Jang (YouTube Animated Demonstration)
"Tae" means that one feels strength on the inside and is gentle or soft on the outside.
3) Taeguk Sam Jang (YouTube Animated Demonstration)
"Yi" means fire, which is used by man, giving him heat and passion.
4) Taeguk Sa Jang (YouTube Animated Demonstration)
"Jin" means one should remain calm and brave, even when faced with danger.
5) Taeguk O Jang (YouTube Animated Demonstration)
"Son" means the wind. The wind is something strong and forceful, but most of the time is calm, gentle, and good natured.
6) Taeguk Yuk Jang (YouTube Animated Demonstration)
"Gam" means water, which always flows onward, teaching one to always go forward even when faced with hardships.
7) Taeguk Chil Jang (YouTube Animated Demonstration)
"Kan" means mountain. One should be strong and solid like the mountain. If one has a strong foundation, he will not be easily swayed by others.
8) Taeguk Pal Jang (YouTube Animated Demonstration)
"Gon" means the earth. The earth embodies all things. Man depends on the earth to grow necessities from which we all survive.
1) Koryo: Koryo poomsae symbolizes "seonbae", which means a learned man, who is characterized by a strong martial spirit as well as a righteous learned man's spirit.
2) Keumgang: (meaning diamond) has the significance of "hardness" and "ponderosity".
3) Taebaek: is the name of a mountain with the meaning of "bright mountain"
4) Pyongwon: means a plain; a vast stretched-out land. It is the source of life for all the creatures and the field where the human beings live their life.
5) Spijin: Represents 10 meanings of longevity: sun, moon, mountain, water, stone, pine tree, herb of youth, tortoise, deer, and crane.
6) Jitae: means a man standing on the ground with the two feet, looking over the sky.
7) Chonkwon: means the Heaven's Great Mighty, which is the origin of all the creature and itself the cosmos.
8) Hansu:means water which is the source of substance preserving the life and growing all the creatures.
9) Ilyeo: means the thought of a great Buddhist priest of Silla Dynasty, Saint Wonhyo, which is characterized by the philosophy of oneness of mind (spirit) and body (material). It teaches that a point, a line or a circle ends up after all in one.
More information about each Poomsae and their forms can be found on the World Taekwondo Federation's website here.
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