HWA RANG KWAN

Hwa Rang Kwan

PURPLE BELT: 6th GUP

The fourth poomse is represented by thunder, which is one of the most powerful forces of nature. This form is a major step forward for the Taekwondoist, as he or she moves from beginner to intermediate status, and it must be performed with grace and power.

Because the techniques are now much more technically challenging, mastery of Tae Geuk Sa Jang demands both courage and perseverance from the practitioner.
POOMSE
Tae Geuk Sa Jang

BASICS
Advanced Beginner Basics

BREAKING
Turn Back Side Kick

KICKS
Jump Front Kick (high)
Jump Roundhouse Kick (high)
Jump Side Kick (mid)
Jump Axe Kick (high)
Jump Around Roundhouse Kick (mid)
Spinning Hook Kick (high)
Front Leg Side Kick (mid)
Back Kick (mid)
Knee Strike

COMBINATION KICKS
Step Axe / Axe
Step Heel / Turn Back Heel
Axe / Step Heel
STRIKES
Freestyle Combination Punches
Reverse Knife Hand Strike
Outside Elbow Strike

SPARRING
Olympic Style
Freestyle

FITNESS
50 Push Ups x 1 minute
50 Leg Raises x 2 minutes
Horse Stance x 2.5 minutes
Jump Rope x 5 minutes

PHILOSOPHY
Meaning of Tae Geuk Sa Jang
• Jin / Thunder (power & courage; perseverance)
Hwa Rang Code