Korean Forms

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Finlay's picture

Jumping in the patterns

Does anyone have ideas on applications on the jumping in the patterns . I mean other than what is put forward in the mainstream which is generally about jumping over obstacles or kicks.

i am referring mainly to

The jumping back fist in Yul Gok,

could this be a response to your arm being caught and pulled?

The jump for height in Toi Gye , landing in a pressing x-block,

This could be a follow up to the previous motion, it being applied as a leg catch

or if you want to get fancy, jumping on to opponent for a standing anaconda :)

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Questions about old style (pre 20th century) patterns

I have a question about TKD patterns. They seem to come from several different sources and have several different sets of names, as TKD was created during the 1950s; some of them from shotokan karate, but some came from elsewhere. The geneology of TKD patterns makes karate look positively straightforward.

There's 3 different sets as far as I can see, the karate based ones (Pinans and Passai), the ITF based ones and the WTF ones. Then there are the local origin martial arts from which TKD originated;ssireum (sumo), subak and taekkyon and the chinese influence with gwonbeop.

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Finlay's picture

Vintage TKD

Came across this while at work, thought some people may find it interesting

Good and not so good here, but interesting to see the older stuff

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Are there applications in Korean derived forms?

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:

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Moving Backwards and Spinning 360 Degrees (or 180 with a head turn) in Original Koryo (and anywhere else).

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?

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Interview with the man behind The Taegeuk Cipher

http://jungdokwan-taekwondo.blogspot.no/2014/03/interview-with-author-of...

Above is a link to an interview with Simon O`Neill, the author of The Taegeuk Cipher. It was originally published in Totally Taekwondo magazine in January.

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Applications from the Kukki TKD forms

The Korean section is still very silent so I will share a few of my latest Blog Posts to see if it garners some discussion. The series came about because of a discussion I had with another Taekwondo practisioner who felt that looking at deeper applications within the Poomsae was pointless because the originators of the Taekwondo Poomsae knew nothing (his point of view not mine). I then made the argument that I copied below which he did not have a clear answer too.

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Would it work

Two ideas about itf tkd

- the patterns above 2nd degree largely lack effective applications

- the fact that  for dan grades 3 patterns are meant to be learnt shows that application isn't important

so

would it make sense to eliminate the forms above 1st dan and base the whole art on the lower patterns but teach them with all the applications. I.e. teach them properly 

just hypothetical ququestion what would we Lose? What would we gain? 

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Taekwondo patterns

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.

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Blog

Hi there

started writing a blog a little while ago, and would like some feedback on it, it is mainly dealing with the ITF taekwondo but all comments welcome

http://tacticaltaekwondo.wordpress.com/

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