This forum is dedicated to an exchange of ideas relating to the practical application of the forms of Korean systems such as Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do etc. Increase your understanding of forms whilst helping others to do the same.
In another thread recently started (Moving Backwards and Spinning 360 Degrees (or 180 with a head turn) in Original Koryo (and anywhere else).) the opening poster asked about applications from Original Koryo. In the very first reply Dave B said:
I understand that moving backwards whilst performing techniques and spinning are general concepts across many Forms and it is my hope that a fresh perspective on these concepts can help me figure out how to best approach Bunkai for "the final 1/3rd" of the Original Koryo Poomsae.
What I would like to discuss:
- do we move backwards for the sake of practical room, or is this a rare example of an apparent retreat that is anything but?
The Korean forms section of this forum has been silent for so long now.. I thought therefore it would be fun to share a few of my Applications to the Taegeuk forms set. I have only practised Martial Arts for 14 years so I am sure my Applications will leave a lot to be desired by the Incredible experience that is gathered in this forum but I will allow myself to say that they are better than the standard Applications taught from the textbooks out there. I hope this shows that meaningfull Applications can be found within the so called "WTF" forms:-)
Taegeuk Il Jang:
I like Iains use of bunkai in karate kata, and I was wondering if there is any sort of similar thing with taekwondo. I have seen a book on it by Stuart Anslow, but I cant afford it. I was wondering how open to interpritation they are, and how close they are to the origional karate. The bukai approach is something I would like to look at, but im not sure where to start.
While looking at the IFT form and trying to crack them, i have come up against a few obsticles. I am sure thsat many other have come across issues that are particular to these forms. i have put together a wee list i would be interested to know if people have come across the same things
This might be the wrong place for this topic but I looking for information on Soo Gi And Hwa Gi. I know soo Gi is water and Hwa Gi is fire and you want to keep the water above the fire but beyond that I'm clueless? thank you.