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The Original Spirit of Tae Kwon Do

Korean ancestors endured many natural disasters and went through many restrictions in their ordinary life experiences. It was because of this that they learned to rely upon their spiritual connections found between themselves, nature and the heavens, the sun, moon and rain. The Han people eventually developed tribal and agricultural communities which, once established, enabled them to arrive at a seon or a sense of impeccable virtuousness which they placed first and foremost as their philosophical beliefs.

The Different Movement Principles Of Taekwondo Poomsae

Taekwondo Black-Belt

Each Poomsae or movement order of Taekwondo Poomsae is predetermined; therefore, it is essential that you practice accordingly. This predetermined movement line is known as the Poomsae Seon. All forms in the Poomsae have a beginning and an end manifested in defined forms and within a single place. To learn the style and order, it is essential you have an understanding of the principles. The three principles of Poomsae are:

2017 Tarrytown Schedule (Effective: 01/02/2017)

Monday Hong Ik Lesson 4:00 – 4:40 Children Blue, Purple, Red, Brown, Red/Black 4:40 – 5:20 Children White 5:20 – 6:00 Children All Bodan, Black 6:00 – 6:40 Family Red, Brown, Red/Black, All Bodan, Black 6:40 – 7:20 Family White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple 7:20 – 8:00 All Adults 8:00– 8:50 Tuesday PeeWee Yellow 4:00 – 4:40 PeeWee Orang, Green 4:40 – 5:20 Pee...

Taekwondo Sparring (part 2)


Rules For Sparring In ITF Taekwondo

Many of the same rules for sparring within the ITF are the same or close to those used by the Olympics and WTF. However,
the sparring area will be a little bit smaller, just nine meters per side. In the rules for ITF, you are allowed to deliver punches
to your opponent’s head. However, you may not, under any circumstance, strike the back of your opponent’s head.
Delivering a punch or kick while jumping will score additional points. Protectors for the torso are not required in ITF
sparring, however, foot and hand protectors must be worn.