Both Keumgang and Taebaek are mountains in Korea (more accurately Keumgang Mountain is located in the Taebaek mountain range. Poomse Keumgang Keumgang, meaning diamond, is symbolized Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Poomsae (Taekwondo Poomsae series Book 3).

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Accordingly, ‘Keumgang’ in Taekwondo means movement based on spiritual strength that is as beautiful and majestic as the Diamond Mountains and hard and adamant as the diamond. I didn’t even know the Yudanja Poomsae were divided in groups and that they even posed meaning while grouped.

Traditional Taekwondo Ramblings: Practical application for Keumgang Poomsae Part Five

Do you already have an account? These are the qualities stressed in the Keumgang poomsae.

Could you do the same for the other Poomsae as well? Dec 7, Messages: The second group of three is focused on mental development, while the last three are concerned mainly with spiritual development. The movements should be powerful and well-balanced so as to befit a black belter’s dignity.

And keumgamg course the way to develop speed is through thorough knowledge and practice of the basics, which is what Taebaek is all about. The nine Kukkiwon yudanja poomsae are divided up into groups of three. I was already familiar with the general meaning of those two Poomsae, but not in such detail.

Apr 11, 2. Similarly, Koguryo or Koryo in North Korea is distinguished by its great natural beauty, abundance of raw materials for building i.

The Meaning of Keumgang and Taebaek Poomsae

Both Keumgang and Taebaek are mountains in Korea more accurately Keumgang Mountain is located in the Taebaek mountain range, in North Koreabut each involve different philosophical meanings and emphasize different things for the 2nd and 3rd Dan students who should be learning them.


May 14, 5. May 27, Messages: No, create an account now. The symbolism of the mountains in the first three yudanja poomsae has extra meaning in that it marks the keumvang of a martial artist’s journey up through the physical levels of his art.

Log in or Sign up. Each group of three is developed around one of the three main areas of study for a martial artist, which is the body, the mind and the spirit. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Keumgang on the Korean peninsula, which is regarded as the center of national spirit, and the ‘Keumgang Yoksa’ Keumgang warrior as named by Buddha, who represents a mightest warrior, are the background denominating this poomsae. Here are the explanations of Keumgang and Taebaek, in case you’re still looking for them.

May 14, 7. When a 3rd Dan has acquired these qualities, keumganf he or she is ready for 4th Dan promotion. The thing that distinguishes a 4th Dan from a 3rd Dan is or should be the depth of knowledge with regard to kdumgang basics, as well as speed.

Apr 24, Messages: Sep 25, Messages: This is again not an accident, since the focus of the 3rd Dan is or should be going over his or her basics once again, clarifying and sharpening the movements while adding speed to them. Therefore, every motion of Poomse ‘Taebaek’ should be displayed not keugmang precisely poomsad nimbly but ppoomsae with rigor and a determined will.

Yes, my password is: Aug 19, Messages: Share This Page Tweet. The pioneers were wise men who knew what they were doing, because they themselves went through the very process that they describe for us in the poomsae.


Your user name or email address: Thank you a lot for the information.

As may be understood, Poomse ‘Taebaek’ has it basic principles of movement from the word Taebaek with the meaning of light and being looked upon as sacred by the Korean people. Jan 19, 1. The Taekwondo poomsae textbook describes Taebaek as follows: In my opinion, studying the philosophy behind each of the poomsae gives additional insight into not only the poomsae themselves, but also into the process of developing through the dan ranks. The Taekwondo poomsae textbook describes Keumgang as follows: Mount Baekdoo is the loftiest and grandest mountain in Korea.

The first three yudanja poomsae are centered around the body or the physical development of a student. No other style outlines so clearly through its poomsae, the path which we are supposed to take. May 11, 4. Mount Baekdoo is regarded as the symbol of Korea. The poomsae are sign posts on your martial arts journey, defining each step, which I believe is a unique characteristic of the Kukkiwon poomsae. This goes with the original philosophy of developing technique or form first in Koryo and the guep level poomsethen power in Keumgang before speed in Taebaek.

Additionally, these three groups can be associated with Koguryo, Paekjae and Shilla, the original Three Kingdoms. Nov 7, Messages: May 14, 6.