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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Tae Guk 1-3 sparring aplications and mitt drills

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TG 1 introduction

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Patrick's picture

Opening movements of pyung ahn ee dan vs sam dan

Hello everyone, hoping y'all can give me education here. Last night at class our instructor began teaching us pyung ahn sam dan. Our style is korean based so hopefully this is the right forum for this. In our style the opening of ee dan and sam dan are basically the same, except ee dan is done with closed fists while sam dan is done with open hands. I asked my instructor why this is, he was upfront about and said he honestly didnt know why that is.

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Taekwon Do 2-step

 

Does anyone know the origins of the set two-step sparring drills in Taekwon Do? I mean these:

 

I can see how one-step and three-step are derived from ippon kumite and sanbon kumite respectively?

Are the two-step drills TKD's attempts at the Wado drills or other similar? Or somewhere else?

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San makgi

Hello Thought this may be of interest to some people. My ideas on San makgi (w shaped/mountain block) as performed in the ITF patterns

https://tacticaltaekwondo.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/san-makgi-the-most-misunderstood-block-in-taekwondo/

I am working on making videos to accompany the post, hopefully the post will be clear though.

Looking forward to hearing people's thoughts

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Cross hands position

Within the ITF patterns many if the basic 'blocks' come from a crossed hand position.

In my own interpretation of this I use the crossed hands as the initial defence/block with the next movement as the beginning of the counter.

However, when watching karate kata or even old tkd patterns the position is not as common.

As seen here for won hyo starting at 2:44 https://youtu.be/OocodMeRKPQ?t=2m44s

Is it possible that the cross hands position became over stylised over the years?

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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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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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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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