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Both Keumgang and Taebaek are mountains in Korea (more accurately Keumgang Mountain is located in the Taebaek mountain range. Poomse Keumgang Keumgang, meaning diamond, is symbolized Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Poomsae (Taekwondo Poomsae series Book 3).

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And of course the way to develop speed is through thorough knowledge and practice of the basics, which is what Taebaek is all about. Discussion in ‘ Tae-Kwon-Do ‘ started by puunuiJan 19, Do you already have an account? The pioneers were wise men who knew what they were doing, because they ieumgang went through the very process that they describe for us in the poomsae. Sep 25, Messages: This is again not an accident, since the focus of the 3rd Dan is or should be going over his or her basics once again, clarifying and sharpening the movements while adding speed to them.

The Meaning of Keumgang and Taebaek Poomsae

Nov 7, Messages: Jan 19, 1. May 27, Messages: Accordingly, ‘Keumgang’ in Taekwondo means movement based on spiritual strength that is as beautiful and majestic as the Diamond Mountains and hard and adamant as the diamond. No other style outlines so clearly through its poomsae, the path which we are supposed to take. No, create an account now.

Log in or Sign up. I didn’t even know the Yudanja Krumgang were divided in groups and that they even posed meaning while grouped. Could you do the same for the other Poomsae as well? As may be keumganv, Poomse ‘Taebaek’ has it basic principles of movement from the word Taebaek with the meaning of light and being looked upon as sacred by the Korean people. The Taebaek poomsae focuses on an entirely different lesson.


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I was already familiar with the general meaning of those two Poomsae, but not in such detail. The first three yudanja poomsae are centered around the body or the physical ppoomsae of a student. In my opinion, studying the philosophy behind each of the poomsae gives additional insight into not only the poomsae themselves, but also into the process of developing through the dan ranks.

May 11, 4. Similarly, Koguryo or Koryo in North Korea is distinguished by its great natural beauty, abundance of raw materials for building i. Aug 19, Messages: Share This Page Tweet.

The Taekwondo poomsae textbook describes Taebaek as follows: The thing that distinguishes a 4th Dan from a 3rd Dan is or should be the depth of knowledge with regard to the basics, as well as speed. This goes with the original philosophy of developing technique or form first in Koryo and the guep level poomsethen power in Keumgang before speed in Taebaek.

It is these qualities that differentiate a 3rd Dan from lower ranks, and once these qualities are achieved, then the 2nd Dan is ready for promotion to 3rd Dan. These are the qualities stressed in the Keumgang poomsae. The second group of three is focused on mental development, while the last three are concerned mainly with spiritual development. Yes, my password is: Therefore, every motion of Poomse ‘Taebaek’ should be displayed not only precisely and nimbly but also with rigor and a determined will.

May 14, 7. The symbolism of the mountains in the first three yudanja poomsae has extra meaning in that it marks the climb of a martial artist’s journey up through the physical levels of his art.


Apr 11, 3. When a 3rd Dan has acquired these qualities, then he or she is ready for 4th Dan promotion. The pooomsae are sign posts on your martial arts journey, defining each step, which I believe is a unique characteristic of the Kukkiwon poomsae.

Dec 7, Messages: Apr 11, 2. This is why I am against the concept of skip dans, because if one does not spend time at each rank, then the student fails to appreciate the lessons to be learned the different dan levels. Even if you do not practice the poomsae themselves, you can still get the lessons of the poomsae if you focus on the philosophy of each one, taught at the correct level. Thank you a lot for the information. Search tags for this page. Keumgang on the Korean peninsula, which is regarded as the center of national spirit, and the ‘Keumgang Yoksa’ Keumgang warrior as named by Buddha, who represents a mightest warrior, are the background poomsas this poomsae.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Each group of poomsse is developed around one of the three main areas of study for a martial artist, which is the body, the mind and the spirit. Here are the explanations of Keumgang and Taebaek, in case you’re still keugmang for them.

Mount Baekdoo is regarded as the symbol of Korea. The movements should be powerful and well-balanced so as to befit a black belter’s dignity. Mount Baekdoo is poomxae loftiest and grandest mountain in Korea.