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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Mount Baekdoo is regarded as the symbol of Korea.

Sep 25, Messages: 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.

Discussion in ‘ Tae-Kwon-Do ‘ started by puunuiJan 19, No other style outlines so clearly through its poomsae, the path which we are supposed to take. 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.

May 14, 7. It is these qualities that differentiate a 3rd Dan from lower ranks, and once these qualities are achieved, then the 2nd Dan is ready for promotion to 3rd Dan.

The Meaning of Keumgang and Taebaek Poomsae

May 27, 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. Jan keumganb, 1. The pioneers were wise men who knew what they were doing, because they themselves went through the very process that they describe for us in the poomsae.


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. Therefore, every polmsae of Poomse ‘Taebaek’ should be displayed not only precisely and nimbly but also with rigor keumhang a determined will. The Taekwondo poomsae textbook describes Keumgang as follows: May 11, 4.

The symbolism of the mountains in the first three yudanja poomsae has extra meaning in that it marks the loomsae of a martial artist’s journey up through the physical levels of his art. Each group of three is developed around one of the three main areas of study for a martial artist, which is the body, the mind and the spirit. May 14, 5.

I didn’t even know the Yudanja Poomsae were divided in groups and that they even posed meaning while grouped.

Taekwondo Black Belt Form 2 – Keumgang

Similarly, Koguryo or Koryo in North Korea is distinguished by its great natural beauty, abundance of raw materials for building i. The movements should be powerful and well-balanced so as to befit a black belter’s dignity. The second group of three is focused on mental development, while the last three are concerned mainly with spiritual development.

When a 3rd Dan has acquired these qualities, then he or she is ready for 4th Dan promotion.


May 14, 6. Could you do the same for the other Poomsae as well? Share This Page Tweet. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

Keumgang – Taekwondo

The Taekwondo poomsae textbook describes Taebaek as follows: Apr 11, 2. Log in or Sign up.

Your user name or email address: These are the qualities stressed in the Keumgang 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 keujgang the diamond.

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Keumgang on the Korean peninsula, which krumgang 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. Yes, my password is: The poomsae are sign posts on your martial arts journey, defining each step, which I believe is a unique characteristic of the Kukkiwon poomsae.

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.