Forms (a.k.a. patterns, poomsae, kata) are the traditional art of Taekwondo, and consist of offensive and defensive techniques, performed in a pattern against an imaginary opponent. Forms represent the primary, physical requirement for Belt level advancement at our school.
The basic "I" shaped pattern is learned first, and from there we continue to add progressive techniques to this same pattern for Belt level advancement.
Kicho 1 (Il-Bo)
Kicho 2 (Il-Bo)
Kicho 3 (Sam-Bo)
Palgwae 1 (Il-Jeung)
Palgwae 2 (I-Jeung)
Palgwae 3 (Sam-Jeung)
Palgwae 4 (Sa-Jeung)
Palgwae 5 (O-Jeung)
Palgwae 6 (Yuk-Jeung)
Palgwae 7 (Chill-Jeung)
Palgwae 8 (Pal-Jeung)
Taegeuk 8 (Pal-Jeung)
Basic Form Number 1
This is the first pattern for Beginning White belts. Start with the first section going forward up the "I" pattern. When the first section is learned, proceed to the second section going back down the "i" pattern. When both sections are learned, proceed to the last section "putting it all together" for the entire basic form.
Basic forms are counted in steps from 1-8, followed by 1-8 going back, ending with steps 1-4, for a total of 20 steps (movements). A basic form repeats the same techniques going forward and back
Basic Form #2
Basic Form #3
First Palgwae form. Palgwae forms don't repeat with the same technques going forward and back.
Second Palgwae form.
Third Palgwae form.
Fourth Palgwae form.
Fifth Palgwae form
Sixth Palgwae form.
Seventh Palgwae form.
First Pinan form for Advancement.
Eighth Palgwae form of eight total.
Second Pinan form for advancement.
First Taeguk form for advancement. There are eight total Taegeuk forms, with this being the highest.
First Black belted form for advancement.
Second of two forms for the 1st Degree, and the third Pinan form for advancement to Second degree. These older Pinan forms are our connection to our Moo Duk Kwan roots.
Second Black belted form for advancement. All Taeguek forms are also required for advancement to Third-degree Black belt.