HWA RANG KWAN

Hwa Rang Kwan

WHITE BELT: 9th GUP

The first Tae Geuk poomse is the Heaven/Universe form. The associated trigram represents Yang, or male/positive energy. The concept behind the form is that of the universe giving birth to the cycle of life.

The Taekwondoist starts his or her journey as a White Belt, and the first part of the journey - the end of the first cycle - comes with the attainment of a Black Belt. As the Tao reminds us, with an end comes a new beginning. Just as night becomes day, the Taekwondoist begins anew as a Black Belt. Thus does the life cycle of the martial artist reflect the cycle of life itself.
POOMSE
Tae Geuk Il Jang

BASICS
Beginner Basics

BREAKING
Palm Heel

BASIC KICKS
Front Kick (mid)
Roundhouse Kick (mid)
Side Kick (mid)
Axe Kick (high)

COMBINATION KICKS
Front Kick / Roundhouse Kick
Roundhouse Kick / Step Side Kick
STRIKES
Straight Jab
Reverse Punch
Straight Jab / Reverse Punch Combination
Palm Heel Strike

SPARRING
Olympic Style

FITNESS
20 Push Ups x 1 minute
20 Leg Raises x 1 minute
Horse Stance x 1 minute
Jump Rope x 2 minutes

PHILOSOPHY
Meaning of Tae Geuk Il Jang
• Keon / Heaven (birth, beginning)
Hwa Rang Creed