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Tips

General Tips

1) One hand always returns to the hip palm up and closed in a fist.

2) All blocks are done using both hands…there is a dual action.

3) There are only 3 stances in all the patterns from Taegeuk 1 -Taegeuk 4:

 

Walking stance (short stance)

  

 

Front stance (long stance)

 

Back Stance (L shaped stance)

 

 

Pattern Specific Tips

Taegeuk One

a) All stances to the sides are walking stance (short stances).

b) All stances to the front and back are front stance (long stances).

Videos of this pattern:

White Belt – Taegeuk A1

Yellow I – Taegeuk A2

Yellow II — Taegeuk 1

 

Taegeuk Two

a) All movements to the sides are walking stance followed by front stance (short then long stance), except numbers 13 and 14, which are not followed by a front.

b) All stances to the front and back are walking stance (short stances).

Videos of this pattern:

Yellow III — Taegeuk B

Blue I — Taegeuk 2

Blue II — Taegeuk C

 

Taegeuk Three

There is a new stance in this pattern called Back Stance (L shaped stance).

a) All movements to the sides are walking stance followed by front stance (short then long stance).  In the middle section of the pattern, immediately after the back stance, there is a shift to front stance which is made by moving the front foot forward.

b) All stances to the front and back are walking stance (short stances).

Videos of this pattern:

Blue III — Taegeuk 3

Red I — Taegeuk D

Red II — Taegeuk 4

 

 

Other Patterns

Red III — Taegeuk E

Red III – Step 1 — Taegeuk 5

Red III – Step 2 — Taegeuk F

Cho Dan Bo — Taegeuk 6

Cho Dan Bo – Step 1 — Taegeuk 7

Cho Dan Bo – Step 2 — Taegeuk 8

1st Poom — Koryo

2nd Poom — Geumgang

3rd Poom — Taebaek

 

 

Other Stances

 

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