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Taebaek Poomse

The mythological story about the foundimg of Korea says that about 4300 years ago, the nation was founded in Taebaek by Dangoon.  In the present day Taebaek is known as Mount Baekdoo. Mount Baekdoo is considered the highest and most beautiful

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Geumgang Poomse

The word “Geumgang” originally meant being too strong to be broken.  In Buddhism, what can break off every agony of mind with the combination of wisdom and virtue is called Geumgang. Geumgang-seok in Korean  means diamond  –

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Adults Patterns or Poomse

This section of the BTC blog contains everything adult students will need to assist them in learning their poomse. Videos are shown from the front and the back view, by numbers and in your own time.  They are also available in HD! ps don’t

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Koryo

  Koryo poomsae is represented by the Chinese character ‘seonbi’, which is both the line of the pattern, and means, a learned man of virtue who is characterised by a strong martial and moral spirit. This spirit has been inherited through

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Taegeuk Four – Sar Jang

  The symbol for Taegeuk four, ‘jin’ signifies thunder, which represents great power and dignity.  Thunder and lightning strike fear into people; but thunder also creates energy.  Correspondingly, the principle of this poomsae is to

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Taegeuk Eight – Pal Jang

  Taegeuk eight symbolises the ‘kon,’ which represents ‘yin’ (c.f. Taegeuk 1) and Earth, meaning the source of all life, the root and settlement, and also the beginning and end.  Everything arises from the Earth, receiving its

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Taegeuk Seven – Chill Jang

  The Chinese character ‘kan,’ expressing Taegeuk seven symbolises the mountain – meaning ponderosity and firmness.  A mountain is seemingly permanent and unmovable, yet they are constantly growing and changing.  Humans seek to

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Taegeuk Six – Yuk Jang

  The symbol of water (‘kam’) characterises Taegeuk six, and means incessant flow and softness.  Like water that always flows down, the movements here are fluid, flowing into one another.  This image teaches us that difficulties and

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Taegeuk Five – Oh Jang

  The symbol of the wind (‘son’) represents Taegeuk five. In spite of turning into storms, wind also has a positive meaning, because wind disperses seeds and scatters dark clouds. Wind symbolizes a force of destruction as well as the power

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Taegeuk Two – Ee Jang

  The diagram for Taegeuk two symbolises ‘tae,’ which signifies cheerfulness and happiness.  A person who is filled with happiness is a person possessing inner strength as well as maintaining and conveying to others a sense of serenity and

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