The 2nd Poomsae TAEGUK I CHANG symbolizes a lake from which it tries to show calmness and agitation and inner activity. Usually, this poomsae is done in order to pass grade for orange and yellow-orange belt.

    These actions are represented by the TAE symbol which means 芦joy禄 and strength of mind, aspects that are highly valued within the discipline of Taekwondo.

    The definition of Poomsae or Pumse, refers to the forms and / or movements that are executed to symbolize attacks and defenses.

    TAEGUK I CHANG is TAE = Joy and mental strength



    Which movements are developed in the poomsae I Chang?

    The 2nd Poomsae TAEGUK I CHANG has eighteen sequences and twenty-three movements. We can find positions of ap sogui as well as, it is necessary to know that all the second steps performed on the lateral lines are long positions executed in ap kubi.

    The path is very similar to the first poomsae, and varies due to the implementation of two olgul jirugui and five kicks of ap chagui, in addition the path focuses on two continuous parallels and a dashed line (which means that there will be an interruption in the Poomsae movement).


    What would be the sequence scheme?

    Every poomsae begins and ends with the greeting with the aim of transmitting respect through a bow, which consists of tilting the trunk and head, sliding the hands along the thigh and keeping the eyes on the feet for a few seconds.

    It is important to specify the type of sequences and movements to be performed because this poomsae is somewhat similar to the first one, so there is a probability that it tends to confuse movements and directions.

    The 2nd Poomsae TAEGUK I CHANG, like the rest, starts in Chumbi since it is the position of attention before starting with the execution of the technique. Next we will show you the sequence order:

    • Sequence 1 (Ap sogui – Are maki): popularly known as defense below. This sequence is divided into sections, one of them, at the beginning, it must be executed by taking one of the arms to the opposite shoulder, that is why to make it more practical the hip must be turned just at the moment when the arm is carried to the shoulder, with the aim that the base of the hand will feel the mentioned shoulder without using force, while the other arm is slightly flexed. In the execution part of the technique it should be considered that the force of the arm that goes to the hip should be similar to the effort needed in the defense. One element to remember is that the elbow has to be close to the body to ensure the correct distance between the leg and arm.
    • Sequence 2 (Ap kubi sogui – Montong bande jirugui): In the long frontal position and making a regular high blow a punch is made, where the accuracy of the blow must be guaranteed. This blow of the hand will be on the side of the foot that goes forward, the palm of the hand will face the ground with the aim of hitting the mouth of the opponent’s stomach.
    • Sequence 3 (Ap sogui – Are maki): You must turn backwards and execute this step. Remember that all turns are made supporting the front part of the foot.
    • Sequence 4 (Ap kubi sogui – Montong bande jirugui): repeat sequence number 2 but in the direction in which Ap sogui – Are maki was performing.
    • Sequence 5 (Ap sogui – Montong an maki): must be carried forward and moving the right foot. It fulfills the function of protecting the chest. The path of the left arm begins with the elbow somewhat flexed from the back until it is carried and extended slightly to the top of the trunk.
    • Sequence 6 (Ap sogui – Montong an maki): it must be done the same as the previous sequence but with the right arm flexed.
    • Sequence 7 (Ap sogui – Are maki): repeating sequence 1.
    • Sequence 8 (Ap Chagui): move forward with a front kick. Followed by Ap kubi sogui – Olgul bande jirugui which will be a high blow from the base of the neck up with the hand of the forward foot.
    • Sequence 9 (Ap sogui – Are maki): the block is repeated in sequence number two, but to the left side.
    • Sequence 10 (Ap chagui): move forward with a kick from the front to the left. Followed by Ap kubi sogui – Olgul bande jirugui which will also be a high blow from the base of the neck upwards with the hand of the forward foot.
    • Sequence 11 (Ap sogui – Olgul maki): consists of making a high stop with the right forearm in ascending diagonal path with the aim of defending the head. This stop is useful in moments of combat, in case the attacker performs a powerful kick.
    • Sequence 12 (Ap sogui – Olgul maki): same as the previous sequence with the difference that the forearm to be used will be the left one.
    • Sequence 13 (Ap sogui – Montong an Maki): it should be done similar to sequence number 5 only to the left side.
    • Sequence 14 (Ap sogui – Montong an Maki): it is similar to the previous sequence, with the difference that it runs to the right side.
    • Sequence 15 (Ap sogui- Are maki): perform low defense by moving backwards.
    • Sequence 16 (Ap chagui): make use of the front kick with the right leg, backing up, and incorporate the regular medium punch called Montong bande jirugui with the right arm.
    • Sequence 17 (Ap chagui): repeat the front kick but with the opposite leg just as when performing Montong bande jirugui with the opposite arm.
    • Sequence 18 (Ap chagui): finally perform the movement again but returning to the right leg and the Montong bande jirugui with the right arm, in addition to incorporating the KIAP and Baro into the closure.


    Composition of the 2nd Poomsae TAEGUK I CHANG:




    The Taeguk Poomsaes

    1. TAEGUK IL CHANG: Light and sky. Greatness
    2. TAEGUK I CHANG: Joy and serenity.
    3. TAEGUK SAM CHANG: Fire and sun.
    4. TAEGUK SAH CHANG: Thunder. Courage
    5. TAEGUK OH CHANG: Represents Wind. Flexibility.
    6. TAEGUK YOUK CHANG: Represents Water. Fluency
    7. TAEGUK CHILK CHANG: Represents Summit and mountain. Balance
    8. TAEGUK PAL CHANG: Represents Origin of life. Yin and Earth.

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