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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Sep 25, Messages: In my opinion, studying the philosophy behind poomwae of the poomsae gives additional insight into not only the poomsae themselves, but also into the process of developing through the dan ranks. The poomsae are sign posts on your martial arts journey, defining each step, which I believe is a unique characteristic of the Kukkiwon poomsae. 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.

The movements should be powerful and well-balanced so as to befit a black belter’s dignity. Could you do the same for poomsqe other Poomsae as well?

I was already familiar with ,eumgang general meaning of those two Poomsae, but not in such detail. Mount Baekdoo is regarded as the symbol of Korea. You must log in or sign up to reply here. The Taekwondo poomsae textbook describes Taebaek as follows: 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.


When a 3rd Dan has acquired these qualities, then he or she is ready for 4th Dan promotion.

May 27, Messages: Nov 7, Messages: Mount Baekdoo poomsaae the loftiest and grandest mountain in Korea. Additionally, these three groups can be associated with Koguryo, Paekjae and Shilla, the original Three Kingdoms. May 14, 7.

Here are the explanations of Keumgang and Taebaek, in case you’re still looking for them.

Taekwondo Black Belt Form 2 – Keumgang

I didn’t even know the Yudanja Poomsae were divided in groups and that they even posed meaning while poomsea. Apr 11, 2. Do you already have an account? The Taekwondo poomsae textbook describes Keumgang as follows: Discussion in ‘ Tae-Kwon-Do ‘ started by puunuiJan 19, The Taebaek poomsae focuses on an entirely different lesson.

The Meaning of Keumgang and Taebaek Poomsae

This is why I am against the concept of skip dans, because if one does not spend time at each rank, then the student fails to appreciate the lessons to be learned the different dan levels. Thank you a lot for the information.

These are the keumtang stressed in the Keumgang poomsae. Log in or Sign up. Therefore, every motion of Poomse ‘Taebaek’ should be displayed not only precisely and nimbly but also with rigor and a determined will. It is these qualities that differentiate a 3rd Dan from lower ranks, and once these qualities are achieved, then the 2nd Dan is ready for promotion to 3rd Dan.


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. Jan 19, 1.

The symbolism of the mountains in the first three yudanja poomsae has extra meaning in that it marks the climb of a martial artist’s journey up through the physical levels of his art.

The first three yudanja poomsae are centered around the body or the physical development of a student. Similarly, Koguryo or Koryo in North Korea is kumgang by its great natural beauty, abundance keumgabg raw materials for building i. Dec 7, Messages: