We hope the WTF will not adopt this break-dance poomsae :)

3:26:00 PM Tkd kwan 1 Comments

I really wonder what are the Koreans planning to do to Taekwondo, and with the changes that happened during the last two decades, we expect more changes to happen.
In today's article we are going to talk about Taekwondo poomsae.
The poomsae in Taekwondo is like Kata in Karate, a combination of many different techniques (Attacks, Blocks...), and it is the most traditional part in the Korean martial art, and we do not see many change on it, and the only change that happened in poomsae was replacing the Palgwe poomsaes by Taegeuk poomsaes.
The Poomsae is a way to practice the basics and traditional techniques of Taekwondo, including the basic stances that should be respected while practicing all the techniques.
The form in general is a kind of choreography that should be done without any additional spices.
 The World Taekwondo Federation launched the World Taekwondo Poomsae championships, which encouraged many Taekwondo practitioners to be specialized in poomsae competition, and even masters and grand masters who retired from Kyorugi competition have a chance now to compete again in poomsae, and this competition is organized through age categories only.
Koryo Poomsae is a beautiful poomsae designed for black belts level. 
This black belt athlete or master is performing Koryo poomsae in a different way much closer to the artistic dance more than the martial arts style.
We suggest to call this poomsae Koryo-break dance instead of just Koryo poomsae.
We should confess that this master has a nice skill in break dance and this performance require a good skill in Taekwondo poomsae and also the break dance, and many people would love it, but the question is: Is this allowed in Taekwondo? Should we have limits whenever we plan to do any change? 
We just hope that the WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) will not adopt this idea to organize the next World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in the future.
Tell us what do you think about this way of practicing the Poomsae? 


1 comment:

  1. I actually enjoyed that. It's original and fun. Is it TKD? Probably not but I don't think it's meant to be taken seriously in that respect.