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Poomsae: Taegeuk Yook Jang

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Kicking Combination

  1. Roundhouse kick
  2. Tornado roundhouse kick

Breaking Technique

  • Flying side kick


  • Energy | Ki | 기
  • A shout that is the concentration of spirit | Ki-hap | 기합
Taekwondo Theory of Power

Developed by General Choi Hong-hi, the founder of Taekwondo, The Theory of Power is based upon both Korean martial art tradition and modern science. It sets forth six dimensions: Reaction Force, Concentration, Equilibrium, Breath Control, Mass, and Speed.

Reaction Force | ban-dong ryuk | 반동력

As the striking or blocking limb moves forward, other parts of the body move backward.

Concentration | jip-joong | 집중

Bringing the most force to bear on the smallest target area.

Equilibrium | kyoon-hyeong | 균형

Maintaining correct center-of-balance while stationary and while in motion.

Breath Control | ho-heup Jo-jul | 호흡 조절

Inhaling, holding breath, and exhaling at the correct moment.

  • In preparation… inhale
  • In motion… hold
  • Delivering or receiving a strike… exhale

Breath control also means not letting your opponent know when you are winded.

Mass | Jil-yang | 질량

Bringing full body mass to bear on a strike. Often achieved by rotating the hip in the direction of the strike.

Speed | sok-do | 속도

Speed of execution is the most essential factor in achieving force and power.

  • Punch | ji-rue-gi | 지르기
  • Trunk Straight (Proper) Punch | Moem-tong ba-ro ji-reu-gi | 몸통 바로 지르기
  • Trunk Opposite Punch | Moem-tong ban-dae ji-reu-gi | 몸통 반대 지르기
  • Trunk Double Punch | Moem-tong du-beon ji-reu-gi | 몸통 두번 지르기
  • Face Opposite Punch | Ul-gul ban-dae ji-reu-gi | 얼굴 반대 지르기
Excuse me
  • Excuse me | Shil-lae ham-ni-da | 실례합니다