Taekwondo Black Belt Form – Ilyo

Taekwondo Black Belt Form 9 – Ilyo (Ilyeo)

This page provides details for WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 9 – Ilyo. This Taekwondo black belt form is also known as Ilyeo.

Meaning of WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 9 – Ilyo (Ilyeo)

According to the World Taekwondo Federation, “Ilyeo means the thought of a great Buddhist priest of Silla Dynasty, Saint Wonhyo, which is characterized by the philosophy of oneness of mind [spirit] and body [material]. It teaches that a point, a line or a circle ends up all in one. Therefore, the poomsae Ilyeo represents the harmonization of spirit and body, which is the essence of martial art, after a long training of various types of techniques and spiritual cultivation for completion of Taekwondo practice”.

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Instructional Video for WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form 9 (Ilyeo)

Video of Taekwondo Black Belt Form 9 – Ilyo


  1. World Taekwondo Federation, Poomsae, http://www.wtf.org/wtf_eng/site/about_taekwondo/poomsae.html, Added – 5/23/13