Taekwondo Black Belt Forms
This page provides videos & instructions for WTF or WT Taekwondo black belt forms. Students will learn these Taekwondo black belt forms after they have completed all of the Taekwondo color belt forms (Taegeuk Il Jang through Taegeuk Pal Jang).
In addition, most students are also tested on the meaning of each WTF Taekwondo form. Therefore, you should also visit the Black Belt Wiki section focused on the meaning of Taekwondo black belt forms in order to prepare for an upcoming belt test.
FYI – In 2017, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) changed its name to World Taekwondo (WT). This has led to a little confusion regarding what are WTF and WT forms. However, they are the same thing. The forms were not changed. The organization simply changed its name to avoid the negative connotation associated with “WTF”.
If you are looking for ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) Taekwondo patterns (i.e. Chon-Ji), please go to the Black Belt Wiki section on ITF Taekwondo Patterns.
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List of Taekwondo Black Belt Forms – Click on the pages below for black belt form videos and/or written instructions
- Taekwondo Black Belt Form 1 – Koryo
- Taekwondo Black Belt Form 2 – Keumgang
- Taekwondo Black Belt Form 3 – Taebaek
- Taekwondo Black Belt Form 4 – Pyongwon
- Taekwondo Black Belt Form 5 – Sipjin
- Taekwondo Black Belt Form 6 – Jitae
- Taekwondo Black Belt Form 7 – Cheonkwon
- Taekwondo Black Belt Form 8 – Hansu
- 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, tul, hyeong, hyung, etc. In contrast, Japanese martial arts such as Karate, forms and patterns are known as kata.
Many martial arts styles use forms in order to help students practice certain moves (i.e. kicking techniques, self-defense techniques and various strikes) as well as for improving a student’s physical conditioning, muscle memory, focus/concentration, balance, etc. For additional benefits, you should read our section on the Benefits of Forms, Patterns & Kata.
To master Taekwondo forms, martial arts students should try to imagine that they are fighting an imaginary opponent. This allows students to practice “offensive” and “defensive” techniques (i.e. strike the imaginary opponent’s neck at the correct height and angle) versus just going through the motions in order to pass a belt test.
Instructional Videos for Taekwondo Black Belt Form 1 – Koryo