NEW KUKKIWON Poomsae – Bigak

This is a New Kukkiwon Poomsae with many evolution Kicks.

Taegeuk Poomsae

Many schools require that form practice begin with a bow to the flag and/or instructor, but the motions of the forms themselves do not require the bow, nor is it necessary in personal practice.

Belt level Name Symbol Techniques introduced
8th Geup 태극 1장 (Taegeuk Il-jahng) , “天”, “건”, “Heaven, Light”
  • Walking stance
  • Front stance (also called long stance)
  • Low block
  • Inside block (also called middle block)
  • High block
  • Middle punch
  • Front kick (also called front snap kick)
7th Geup 태극 2장 (Taegeuk Ee-jahng) , “澤”, “태”, “Lake”
  • High punch
6th Geup 태극 3장 (Taegeuk Sam-jahng) , “火”, “이”, “Fire”
  • Back stance
  • Knifehand middle block
  • Knifehand neck strike
5th Geup 태극 4장 (Taegeuk Sa-jahng) , “雷”, “진”, “Thunder”
  • Double knifehand block
  • High knifehand block
  • Palm block
  • Back fist strike
  • Spearhand strike
  • Side kick
4th Geup 태극 5장 (Taegeuk O-jahng) , “風”, “손”, “Wind”
  • Cross stance
  • L-Shape Stance
  • Outside block
  • Hammer fist
  • Elbow strike
3rd Geup 태극 6장 (Taegeuk Yuk-jahng) , “水”, “감”, “Water”
  • Outer forearm block
  • Double wedge block (also called opening block)
  • Roundhouse kick
2nd Geup 태극 7장 (Taegeuk Chil-jahng) , “山”, “간”, “Mountain”
  • Tiger stance
  • Horse stance
  • Lower knifehand block
  • Double block
  • Knee strike
  • Double upset punch (i.e., uppercut)
  • Crescent kick
1st Geup 태극 8장 (Taegeuk Pal-jahng) , “地”, “곤”, “Earth”
  • Mountain stance
  • Jumping front snap kick