List of WTF Taekwondo Forms (with Instructions)

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List of WTF Taekwondo Forms (with Instructions)

This page provides free video and/or written instructions for all of the WTF Taekwondo forms (color belt and black belt forms). You will need to learn these Taekwondo forms in order to be awarded your next level color belt or black belt at WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) Taekwondo schools.

These pages cover the eight WTF Taekwondo color belt forms and the nine WTF Taekwondo black belt forms. They also include the meaning of each Taekwondo form. WTF Taekwondo schools use Taegeuk forms for the color belt levels. However, before the current Taegeuk forms were adopted, the WTF used Palgwe forms. Be aware that many Taekwondo schools still use Palgwe forms. Therefore, please check with your instructor to see your Taekwondo school uses Taegeuk or Palgwe forms.

If you are looking for ITF Taekwondo patterns (i.e. Chon-Ji), please go to the main ITF Taekwondo Patterns section.

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List of Taekwondo Color Belt Forms - Each form below includes written and/or video instructions

List of Taekwondo Black Belt Forms - Each form below includes written and/or video instructions

  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 1 - Koryo
  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 2 - Keumgang
  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 3 - Taebaek
  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 4 - Pyongwon
  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 5 - Sipjin
  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 6 - Jitae
  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 7 - Cheonkwon
  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 8 - Hansu
  • WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 9 - Ilyo

Reasons for Taekwondo Forms & Patterns

In Korean, Taekwondo forms are generally known as Poomse. Poomse can also be spelled as Poomsae, Pumsae, etc. In addition, Taekwondo forms are known as patterns, teul or tul, hyeong, hyung, 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.

References

  1. TaekwondoAnimals.com, Taekwondo WTF Forms, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-forms.asp. Added - 4/19/13
  2. World Taekwondo Federation, Poomsae, http://www.wtf.org/wtf_eng/site/about_taekwondo/poomsae.html, Added - 5/23/13



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