Taekwondo Form 8 (Taegeuk Pal Jang) – Instructions & Videos

This page teaches you how to perform WTF or WT Taekwondo Form 8 (Taegeuk Pal Jang). This form is for color belt (non-black belt) Taekwondo students. According to the World Taekwondo (WT), Taegeuk Pal Jang “symbolizes the ‘Kon’, one of the 8 divination signs, which represents ‘Yin’ and earth, meaning the root and settlement and also the beginning and the end”. For the meaning of other forms, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s Taekwondo Form Meanings section.

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Written step-by-step instructions for Taekwondo Form 8 (Pal Jang) are located on the bottom of this page. For additional Taekwondo form instructions and videos, visit Black Belt Wiki’s main WTF Taekwondo Forms section.

Video Demonstration for Taekwondo Form 8 (Taegeuk Pal Jang)

Instructional Video for Taekwondo Form 8 (Taegeuk Pal Jang)

Demonstration & Instructional Form Video with Korean Black Belts

Written Instructions for Taekwondo Form 8 (Taegeuk Pal Jang)

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  • Start in the Ready or “Joon Bi” stance
  • Step forward with left foot into left back stance, double fist middle block
  • Slide left foot sideways into left front stance, reverse middle punch with right hand
  • Left double front kick, yell Kihap!, left inside block, double punch (right hand first)
  • Step forward into right front stance, right middle punch
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left low block and right single mountain high block (at same time), reverse front stance, look towards direction of low block
  • Move left foot into (forward) left front stance, grab imaginary opponent’s collar with left hand & pull towards your right shoulder, slow right uppercut to imaginary opponent’s chin
  • Double step backwards, turn your head 180 degrees, right low block and left single mountain high block (at same time), reverse front stance, look towards direction of low block
  • Move right foot into (forward) right front stance, grab imaginary opponent’s collar with right hand & pull towards your left shoulder, slow left uppercut to imaginary opponent’s chin
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left double knife hand block in back stance
  • Move left foot into left front stance, right middle punch
  • Right front kick, return foot back to kicking position (behind left foot), step back with left foot, bring right foot into tiger/cat stance, right palm block
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left foot in tiger/cat stance, left double knife hand middle block
  • Left front kick, right middle punch in front stance
  • Move left foot back into tiger/cat stance, left palm block
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right foot into tiger/cat stance, right double knife hand middle block
  • Right front kick, left middle punch in front stance
  • Move right foot back into tiger/cat stance, palm block
  • Turn right 90 degrees, right double fist low block in back stance
  • Left double front kick, yell “Kihap!”, land in a right front stance, right inside block, double punch (left hand first)
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left single knife hand middle block in back stance
  • Move left foot into left front stance, reverse elbow strike with right arm, reverse backfist to the nose with right fist, middle punch with left hand
  • Move right foot and turn 180 degrees to the right into a right back stance, single knife hand middle block
  • Move right foot into right front stance, reverse elbow strike with left arm, reverse backfist to the nose with left fist, middle punch with right hand
  • When Master yells “Bah Ro”, move left foot, turn left 90 degrees and return to Ready/Joon Bi stance.

FYI – To master this Taekwondo form, students must execute accurate Taekwondo stances during their form tests and practices.

Related Pages – WTF Taekwondo Color Belt Forms (Taegeuk)

References

  1. Instructions were provided by TaekwondoAnimals.com and may not be copied without permission from TaekwondoAnimals.com, Taekwondo Forms, Poomse & Poomsae, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-forms.asp
  2. World Taekwondo Federation, Poomsae, http://www.wtf.org/wtf_eng/site/about_taekwondo/poomsae.html