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Brown is the coming of age as the plant enters the first stages of maturity, a slowing of the cycle of life, the passing on of student ways, and the beginnings of the black belt stage. Brown represents full growth as a student.

Taegeuk Pal Jang (8)
Students must learn this form for promotion to 1st Gup / Red Belt

KOHN

The symbol of Taegeuk Pal Jang is Kohn meaning earth, which is the foundation of growth for all life and the place to which all life returns. Taegeuk Pal Jang is the last Poomsae before becoming a black belt.
This end is a new beginning. Perfection of all basic Taekwondo skills and maturity of character are the goals at this stage. If pride, confidence, and dignity are the results of training, honesty and humbleness are prerequisites for the black belt stage. Students must perfect Taegeuk Il Jang through Taegeuk Pal Jang to be eligible to apply for First Dan black belt. New techniques are jump front kick, single mountain block, and uppercut. Accurate footwork is necessary for the combinations in Taegeuk Pal Jang.
This form is required for the 1st Gup.
There are 27 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.

Taegeuk Pal Jang
•    Start in the Ready or "Joon Bi" stance
•    Step forward with left foot into left back stance, double fist middle block
•    Slide left foot sideways into left front stance, reverse middle punch with right hand
•    Left double front kick, yell Kihap!, left inside block, double punch (right hand first)
•    Step forward into right front stance, right middle punch
•    Turn left 270 degrees, left low block and right single mountain high block (at same time), reverse front stance, look towards direction of low block
•    Move left foot into (forward) left front stance, grab imaginary opponent's collar with left hand & pull towards your right shoulder, slow right uppercut to imaginary opponent's chin
•    Double step backwards, turn your head 180 degrees, right low block and left single mountain high block (at same time), reverse front stance, look towards direction of low block
•    Move right foot into (forward) right front stance, grab imaginary opponent's collar with right hand & pull towards your left shoulder, slow left uppercut to imaginary opponent's chin
•    Turn left 270 degrees, left double knife hand block in back stance
•    Move left foot into left front stance, right middle punch Right front kick, return foot back to kicking position (behind left foot), step back with left foot, bring right foot into tiger/cat stance, right low palm block
•    Turn left 90 degrees, left foot in tiger/cat stance, left double knife hand middle block
•    Left front kick, right middle punch in front stance
•    Move left foot back into tiger/cat stance, right low palm block
•    Turn right 180 degrees, right foot into tiger/cat stance, right double knife hand middle block
•    Right front kick, left middle punch in front stance
•    Move right foot back into tiger/cat stance, low palm block
•    Turn right 90 degrees, right double fist low block in back stance
•    Left double front kick, yell "Kihap!", land in a right front stance, right inside block, double punch (left hand first)
•    Turn left 270 degrees, left single knife hand middle block in back stance
•    Move left foot into left front stance, reverse elbow strike with right arm, reverse backfist to the nose with right fist, middle punch with left hand
•    Move right foot and turn 180 degrees to the right into a right back stance, single knife hand middle block
•    Move right foot into right front stance, reverse elbow strike with left arm, reverse backfist to the nose with left fist, middle punch with right hand
•    When Instructor yells "Bah Ro", move left foot, turn left 90 degrees and return to Ready/Joon Bi stance.



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