Both Keumgang and Taebaek are mountains in Korea (more accurately Keumgang Mountain is located in the Taebaek mountain range. Poomse Keumgang Keumgang, meaning diamond, is symbolized Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Poomsae (Taekwondo Poomsae series Book 3).

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Therefore, every motion of Poomse ‘Taebaek’ should be displayed not only precisely and nimbly but also with rigor and a determined will.

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Similarly, Koguryo or Koryo in North Korea is distinguished by its great natural beauty, abundance of raw materials for building i. May 14, 7.

Log in or Sign up. The Taekwondo poomsae textbook describes Keumgang as follows: Mount Baekdoo is the loftiest and grandest mountain in Korea. And of course the way to develop speed is through thorough knowledge and practice of the basics, which is what Taebaek is all about. May 14, 6.

As may be understood, Poomse ‘Taebaek’ has it basic principles of movement from the word Taebaek with the meaning of light and being looked upon as sacred by the Korean people. Even if you do not practice the poomsae themselves, you can still get the lessons of the poomsae if you focus on the philosophy of each one, taught at the correct level.

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The Meaning of Keumgang and Taebaek Poomsae

I was already familiar with the general meaning of those two Poomsae, but not in such detail. Do you already have an account?


May 14, 5. This goes with the original philosophy of developing technique or form first in Koryo and the guep level poomsethen power in Keumgang before speed in Taebaek.

Traditional Taekwondo Ramblings: Practical application for Keumgang Poomsae Part Five

The pioneers were wise men who knew what they were doing, because they themselves went through the very process that they describe for us ,eumgang the poomsae. Search tags for this page. Keumgang on the Korean peninsula, which is regarded as the center of national spirit, and the ‘Keumgang Yoksa’ Keumgang warrior as named by Buddha, who represents a mightest warrior, are the background denominating this poomsae.

Here are the explanations of Keumgang and Taebaek, in case you’re still looking for them. Yes, my password is: I didn’t even know the Yudanja Poomsae were divided in groups and that they keumyang posed meaning while grouped.

These are the qualities stressed in the Keumgang poomsae. The first three yudanja poomsae are centered around the body or the physical development of a student. Your user name or email address: The nine Kukkiwon yudanja poomsae are divided up into groups of poomxae. Jan 19, 1. Discussion in ‘ Tae-Kwon-Do ‘ started by puunuiJan 19, This is why I am against the concept of skip dans, because if one does not spend time at each rank, then the student fails to appreciate the lessons to be learned the different dan levels.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Mount Baekdoo is regarded as the symbol of Korea.

Taekwondo Black Belt Form 2 – Keumgang

The keumgangg are sign posts on your martial arts journey, defining each step, which I believe is a unique characteristic of the Kukkiwon poomsae.


Accordingly, ‘Keumgang’ in Taekwondo means movement based on spiritual strength that is as beautiful and majestic as the Diamond Mountains and hard and adamant as the diamond. When a 3rd Dan has acquired these qualities, then he or she is ready for 4th Dan promotion. The thing that distinguishes a 4th Dan from a 3rd Dan is or should be the depth of knowledge with regard to the basics, as well as speed.

The movements should be powerful and well-balanced so as to befit a black belter’s dignity. It is these qualities that differentiate a 3rd Dan from lower ranks, and once these qualities kkeumgang achieved, then the 2nd Dan is ready for promotion to 3rd Dan. Aug 19, Messages: The Taebaek poomsae focuses on an entirely different lesson. Both Keumgang and Taebaek are mountains in Korea more accurately Keumgang Mountain is located in the Taebaek mountain range, in North Koreabut each involve different philosophical meanings and emphasize different things for the 2nd and 3rd Dan students who should be learning them.

Dec 7, Messages: In my opinion, studying the philosophy behind each of the poomsae gives additional insight into not only the poomsae themselves, but also into the process of developing through the dan ranks.