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Taegeuk Il Jang

Taegeuk Il Jang Symbol (Geun) Taegeuk Il Jang represents the symbol Geun (pronounced gyun, also spelled Keon), which means the heaven (or the sky). Geun symbolizes the beginning of the universe and the source of creation. This symbol is appropriate in Taegeuk as well, since it is the first and most basic poomse, and thus symbolizes the beginning of one's training in Taekwondo.

This form introduces the basic techniques of Taekwondo. Caution should be exercised, however, as some technical execution may be tricky:
  • Transitional movements between two different stances (i.e. ap kubi to ap sogi)
  • Hand techniques executed opposite the front leg (momtong baro jireugi)
  • Execution of a hand technique without stepping forward
Click on the links below to take a closer look at each movement of Taegeuk Il Jang.

  Description
Move 1 Left low block, left short stance
Move 2 Right middle punch, right short stance
Move 3 Right low block, right short stance
Move 4 Left middle punch, left short stance
Move 5 Left low block, left front stance
Move 6 Right middle punch, left front stance
Move 7 Left inward middle block, right short stance
Move 8 Right middle punch, left short stance
Move 9 Right inward middle block, left short stance
Move 10 Left middle punch, right short stance
Move 11 Right low block, right front stance
Move 12 Left middle punch, right front stance
Move 13 Left high block, left short stance
Move 14 A Right front kick
Move 14 B Right middle punch, right short stance
Move 15 Right high block, right short stance
Move 16 A Left front kick
Move 16 B Left middle punch, left short stance
Move 17 Left low block, left front stance
Move 18 Right middle punch, right front stance (Kihup)
Finish Joonbe
   
 
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