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The Taekwondo poomse (pattern) is essentially a routine with a theme. It is a combination of techniques of block and attack performed consecutively while moving in certain directions. These are a series of poomses designed to correspond with each learning level from beginner to advanced. The proper way to learn and practice poomse is to first know the name of the poomse then determine the three components of each movement in the order of Direction, Stance and Technique.

The Taekwondo poomse is unique. It can be practiced individually or with a group. Individual practice is an excellent opportunity for creating artistic expression or to contemplate peacefully. This inspires independence. Group practice is both challenging and fun. This practice inspires cooperation. Since you can practice poomse anywhere, inside, outside, at home or on vacation, it is a valuable exercise package you should continue to practice as a source of better health and inner peace.

“Heaven provides rain and the sun provides light and together they make things grow. It is the basis of all things.”

TKD Poomse (TAEGEUK 1-8)
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Black Belt Patterns
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