Korean Forms

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.

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Chil Sung forms

As a Tang Soo Do practitioner, the Chil Sung forms form part of our syllabus. They were introduced in the mid 80s by Hwang Kee. However, many TSD groups chose not to teach them and claimed the technical content wasn't very practical. I definitely feel that they are valid and have some practical techniques in there. This video is an example of Chil Sung Sah Ro (number 4). I'm posting it to get people's opinions. I'll try and put up some videos over the next few days.

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Tang Soo Do Eung Yong

I recently taught a short seminar in Holland for a friend of mine. I've posted a video (feel wierd watching it). More of us in the Korean MA community should try and be more visible. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1532101356838325&id=100001154253359

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Finlay's picture

I just don't get....

What movements in the forms do you either just not get or do you think are very misunderstood in the mainstream

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Oerjan Nilsen's picture

Applications for inward block

In the following clip you can see three different applications for inward block. It is rare to see a Taekwondo master demonstrating applications beyond "block" so I thought I should share it so people can see his effort. The clip is well made/produced.

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Py Hyung E Dan Applications

Hello I am a third Dan instructor in Tang Soo Do, I am planning to do a full break down of Py Hyung E Dan incoperating inspiration from Iain's work  and other Japanese instructors I have leanred from and make my own application video from the Korean version of the form. I would really appreciate any feedback on what I am doing as if this one is successful (makes sense and works) I would like to eventually like to do one for all the forms in my association. As Iain has done for the Japanese forms.

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Finlay's picture

Pick n mix

Hello It is pretty much accepted by a lot of people, including me, that the taekwondo patterns are fragments of karate kata put in a different arrangement with some slightly different movement dynamics laid over them However, it also seems there was a move to have as many variations to techniques as seems possible. By this I means we have San magki or mountain block with both knife hand and forearm presenations We also have some instances if different stance for the same technique.

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Tornado kick practicality

Hi all. I struggle with the Tornado kick / jumping 360 roundhouse kick. It looks awesome when done well. And I have no doubt it generates huge power. But it consumes a lot of energy, and is slow. It's quite easy to just get out the way when you see it being set up. So I'm wondering if anyone can think of a scenario where it is actually practical. The only thing I can think of is as a training tool. It calls for a fair amount of coordination and timing, and these attributes are of course core to martial arts.

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ITF (Chang Hon) Karate connection

It's no secret that much of the ITF's patterns were heavily influnced by Karate kata, and in some cases, lifted wholesale with slight variations. Many have noted similarities between some patterns, but to my knowledge nobody has really dug into the details of how the various patterns relate to one another. This was my project over the summer, and I'm willing to share this with anyone who is interested.

https://changhon.wixsite.com/archive

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Kick catch takedowns and escapes from Joong-Gun

Hi everyone. I've been researching ITF forms for over 2.5 years now and have just completed an analysis of Joong-Gun that I'd like to share. I believe that the form is logically organized around the theme of kick catching. The form gives you four takedowns you can perform after catching a kick, as well as four escapes in case your kick is caught. Half the form is a counter to the other half of the form.

The organization is like so:

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TSD/SBD/TKD back stance

Anyone have a good explaination for why the Korean styles have such a different back stance? My style has a 90%/10% from back to front leg weight distrobution with the heel raised on the front foot and only the toes and ball of the foot touching the ground. The explaination I was always given was that the weight distrobution is so drastic because it is a stance that you are meant to be able to kick quickly from. Fair enough, but as I've done more application work I've found that I always use a 'natural posture' more akin to the Shotokan 70%/30% weight distrobution.

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