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.
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 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.
So in the ITF syallabus there up to and including 1st degree there are 12 forms. Alot of information if you had to only teach a handful of those forms aiming at application and the likes which would you choose?
my list would be
Dan Gun - got to get the basics in, and nice practice of knifehand
won hyo - more use of the knifehand,
Jhoon Gun - some nice application here, moving in to getting closer to the opponent
Po eun - really important information here for close in grappling and so on
was chatting to a boxer friendof mine who had been down to a mma gym recently. He should me one of the technique they were 'playing' with after the main session. it involved grabbing the skin/fat at the front of the stomach and pulling. he offered to demonstare but i tried it very gentley on must self, very painful and maybe a nice alternative to upset punches