Taekwondo Form 8 – Taegeuk Pal Jang

Taekwondo Form 8 – Taegeuk Pal Jang

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”.

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

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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

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