Pal-gwe poomsae from 1 to 8 and Original Koryo poomsae

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Palgwe color belt forms are not part of the official curriculum for WTF or ITF Taekwondo schools. Palgwe forms were used before the WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) switched to Taegeuk forms. Nevertheless, Palgwe is still used at many Taekwondo schools.
Here is the meaaning of each Palgwe poomsae:

Il Jang (Palgwe Form 1) – Il Jang “represents the symbol of ‘Keon’, one of the 8 Kwaes (divination signs), which means the ‘heaven and yang’. As the ‘Keon’ symbolizes the beginning of the creation of all thing in the universe, so does the Taegeuk 1 Jang in the training of Taekwondo”.





Ee Jang (Palgwe Form 2) – Ee Jang “symbolizes the ‘Tae’, one of the 8 divination signs, which signifies the inner firmness and the outer softness”.

Sam Jang (Palgwe Form 3) – Sam Jang “symbolizes the ‘Ra’, one of the 8 divination signs, which represent ‘hot and bright’. This is to encourage the trainees to harbor a sense of justice and ardor for training”.

Sa Jang (Palgwe Form 4) – Sa Jang “symbolizes the ‘Jin’, one of the 8 divination signs”, which represents thunder “meaning great power and dignity”.

Oh Jang (Palgwe Form 5) – Oh Jang “symbolizes the ‘Son’, one of the 8 divination signs, which represent the wind, meaning both mighty force and calmness according to its strength and weakness”.





Yuk Jang (Palgwe Form 6) – Yuk Jang “symbolizes the ‘Kam’, one of the 8 divination signs, which represents water, meaning incessant flow and softness”.

Chil Jang (Palgwe Form 7) – Chil Jang “symbolizes the ‘Kan’, one of the 8 divination signs, which represents the mountain, meaning ponder and firmness”.





Pal Jang (Palgwe Form 8) – Pal Jang “symbolizes the ‘Kon’, one of the 8 divination signs, which represents ‘Yin’ and earth, meaning the root and settlement and also the beginning and the end”.




Credit: https://blackbeltwiki.com/meaning-of-palgwe-taekwondo-forms

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