List of Taekwondo Palgwe Forms (with Instructions)
This page provides free instructions for all of the Taekwondo Palgwe forms so you can get ready for your next Taekwondo belt test. It covers Palgwe forms 1 through 8.
Palgwe color belt forms are not part of the official curriculum for WTF or ITF Taekwondo schools. Taekwondo Palgwe forms were used before the WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) switched to Taegeuk forms. Nevertheless, Palgwe is still used at many Taekwondo schools. However, please be aware that while Palgwe forms have similar names to the color belt WTF Taegeuk forms (i.e. Sam Jang), they are completely different forms/patterns. Check with your Taekwondo instructor to see if your school uses Palgwe or WTF Taekwondo forms. For other Taekwondo information (i.e. sparring, terminology and self-defense), please visit the main Taekwondo category.
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Taekwondo Palgwe Forms 1-8 - The forms below have free videos and written instructions in order to help Taekwondo students.
FYI - After Palgwe form 8, students who have learned the Palgwe forms for their color belts generally switch to the "official" WTF Black Belt Forms (i.e. Koryo).
Reasons for Taekwondo Forms & Patterns
In Korean, Taekwondo forms are generally known as Poomse. Poomse can also be spelled as Poomsae, Pumsae, etc. In Japanese martial arts such as Karate, forms and patterns are known as kata.
Taekwondo forms are used to practice techniques (i.e. kicking combinations) as well as for improving strength & conditioning, balance, focus/concentration, etc.
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