Korean Forms

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Oerjan Nilsen's picture

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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Oerjan Nilsen's picture

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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Oerjan Nilsen's picture

Applications from the Kukki TKD forms

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:
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Finlay's picture

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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bowlie's picture

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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Finlay's picture

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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Finlay's picture

Things to consider when dealing with ITF forms (patterns)

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

 

1. Tick tock

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Soo Gi Hwa Gi ?

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.

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Finlay's picture

which forms?

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

also

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