Instructions for WTF Taekwondo Form 1 (Taegeuk Il Jang)

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Instructions for WTF Taekwondo Form 1 (Taegeuk Il Jang)

This page teaches you how to do WTF Taekwondo Form 1 (Taegeuk Il Jang). This is the first form taught to new Taekwondo students.

According to the World Taekwondo Federation, Taegeuk Il Jang "represents the symbol of 'Keon', one of the 8 Kwaes (divination signs), which means the 'heaven and yang'. As the 'Keon' symbolizes the beginning of the creation of all thing in the universe, so does the Taegeuk 1 Jang in the training of Taekwondo".

Written step-by-step instructions for Taekwondo Form 1 (Taegeuk Il Jang) are located at the bottom of this page. For additional form instructions and videos, please visit the main WTF Taekwondo forms section.

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Korean Master Demonstrating WTF Taekwondo Form 1 (Taegeuk Il Jang)

Taegeuk Il Jang - Video Instructions for WTF Taekwondo Form 1

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Written for WTF Taekwondo Form 1 (Taegeuk Il Jang)

To master this Taegeuk form, you must have accurate Taekwondo stances.

  • Start in the Ready or "Joon Bi" stance
  • Turn left 90 degrees into a walking stance with left foot forward, left low block
  • Step forward into walking stance with right foot forward, right hand middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees into a walking stance with right foot forward, right low block
  • Step forward into walking stance with left foot forward, left hand middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees into a front stance with left foot forward, left low block, right middle punch
  • Turn right 90 degrees into a walking stance with right foot forward, left inside block
  • Step forward into walking stance with left foot forward, right hand middle punch
  • Turn left 180 degrees into a walking stance with left foot forward, right inside block
  • Step forward into walking stance with right foot forward, left hand middle punch
  • Turn right 90 degrees into a front stance with right foot forward, right low block, left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees into a walking stance with left foot forward, left high block
  • Right front kick, foot placed down into walking stance with right foot forward, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees into a walking stance with right foot forward, right high block
  • Left front kick, foot placed down into walking stance with left foot forward, left middle punch
  • Turn right 90 degrees into a front stance with left foot forward, left low block
  • Step forward into a front stance with right foot forward, right middle punch
  • Yell Kihap!
  • When the Master says "Bah Ro", turn and face the Master.

References

  1. TaekwondoAnimals.com, Taekwondo Forms, Poomse & Poomsae, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-forms.asp, Added - 05/3/13
  2. World Taekwondo Federation, Poomsae, http://www.wtf.org/wtf_eng/site/about_taekwondo/poomsae.html, Added - 05/23/13


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