Poomsae (Forms)

The poomsae is a series of movements for offense and defense techniques which can be practiced and trained, even without presence of an instructor, in accordance with the fixed patterns. Therefore, the poomsae has the merits, by its practice, to make the trainee enhance the Kyorugi techniques and applied techniques including special techniques which can hardly be practiced by the training of each separate basic movement alone. Practicing poomsae will help you:

  • Reinforce blocking, striking, and punching techniques
  • Develop memory, concentration, and coordination
  • Develop upper-body strength

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Tae Kwon Do focuses on Taegeuk poomsae.  Below are video links for your reference:

COLOR BELTS (White-Yellow-Green-Blue-Red):

Taegeuk 1 – Il Jang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfO_UUc32dc
Taegeuk 2 – Eh Jang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0oo0SsS29U
Taegeuk 3 – Sam Jang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2ofJsatGGg
Taegeuk 4 – Sa Jang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSVIFCKH8EA
Taegeuk 5 – Oh Jang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APu5dDLg6Uc
Taegeuk 6 – Yuk Jang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSUnv5b06gY
Taegeuk 7 – Chil Jang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jewGP4sEFv0
Taegeuk 8 – Pal Jang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tsVR4cJvRU


Koryo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxJPw8z3aAI
Keumgang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcJrZerev4E
Taebaek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEnI_urP8O4
Pyongwon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHAJCSoZGJA
Sipjin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhXPzBhdwtU
Jitae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiidzNlj2NY
Chonkwon http://youtu.be/OYI_EWIqI18
Hansu http://youtu.be/PmpX7C0nwvU
Ilyeo http://youtu.be/IMqB-098i2s