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Blue Belt:

The plant begins to achieve direction as it reaches for the blue sky. Blue represents the vastness of space for growth, great heights to be achieved, and the vast sea of knowledge yet to be learned.

Tae Geuk Yuk Jang (6)
Students must learn this form for promotion to 3rd Gup / Blue Belt with Brown Stripe:

GAM

The symbol for Tae geuk Yuk Jang is Gam meaning water, the sustenance of life. Water symbolizes a constant flow and the ultimate flexibility. Not only must the techniques flow like water but the mind must be flexible as well. New techniques are single knifehand high section block, roundhouse kick, and palm heel pressing block. Special attention must be paid to the trot position right after executing the two roundhouse kicks.
This form is for the 3rd Gup.
There are 19 movements.

The Tae Geuk poomse are meant to follow all eight trigrams with a pattern of three linear lines in plain view. The attempt is made to equate each form with one of the eight primary trigrams as a way to underpin the philosophy of tae kwon do to forms practice.

Harmony is created by balance between two opposing forces.

Tae Geuk Yuk Jang
•    Start in the Ready or "Joon Bi" stance
•    Turn left 90 degrees into left front stance, left low block
•    Right leg front kick, step back into left back stance and do a left outside block at same time
•    Turn right 180 degree into right front stance, right low block
•    Left front kick, step back into right back stance and do a right outside block at same time
•    Turn left 90 degrees into a left front stance, right knife hand high block
•    Right roundhouse kick and place kicking leg down just ahead of the left foot
•    Turn left 90 degrees and step into a left front stance, left outside block, right middle punch
•    Right front kick and land in a right front stance, left middle punch
•    Turn right 180 degrees into right front stance, right outside block, left middle punch
•    Left front kick landing in a left front stance, right middle punch
•    Turn left 90 degrees into a Joon Bi/Ready stance, cross both hands just below your eye level and do a slow double low block (6-8 seconds)
•    Step forward into a right front stance, left knife hand high block
•    Left roundhouse kick and yell "Kihap"!
•    Place kicking leg down next to right foot, turn right 270 degrees into a right front stance, right low block
•    Left front kick, step back into right back stance, right outside block
•    Turn left 180 degrees into left front stance, left low block
•    Right front kick, step back into left back stance, left outside block
•    Move your right foot, turn left 90 degrees into a left back stance, double knife hand middle block
•    Stepping back into right back stance, double knife hand middle block
•    Stepping back into left front stance, left middle palm block, right middle punch
•    Stepping back into right front stance, right middle palm block, left middle punch
•    When the Instructor says "Bah Ro", move your right foot forward (in line with your left foot) and go into a Ready/Joon Bi stance.



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