POOMSAE KORYO

POOMSAE KORYO

The Poomsae Koryo is the first of the nine Superior Poomsaes. The concept of poomsae or pumse comes from forms or movements that are carried out through the symbolization of attacks and defenses that must be made in a row.

These combat actions, or poomsaes, are specifically related to each belt, in this case according to the Dan because it is a superior poomsae. Remember that the meaning of Poomsae is separated into Poom which indicates movement and Sae to style or aspect.

The Pumse Koryo has 46 movements and represents Seonbae, which symbolizes the spirit of the Koryo people (founded in 918 BC), characterized by their bravery as having been the defenders against the invasions of the Mongols.

POOMSAE KORYO

These movements must be completely memorized and mastered in order to reach a point at which the body can perform them almost unconsciously, that is, naturalize the technique.

Nowadays there are two groups of poomsae,  Taeguk and superiors. The Koryo Poomsae, belongs to the superiors, requested by the World Taekwondo Federation with the aim of promoting the practitioner in DAN degree.

Which movements are developed in the Koryo poomsae?

The Koryo Poomsae, has 46 movements and 30 sequences that symbolize the spirit of the Koryo people, characterized by their bravery as having been the defenders against the invasions of the Mongols. During the performance, two Kiap shouts must be done, one in sequence number 11, movement 18, and the other in sequence number 30, in the last movement. Following, the sequences accompanied by the poom will be presented:

  • Naranji Sogui – Tong Milgui Chumbi: start. Feet placed in parallel.
  • Sequence 1 (Orun Tuit Kubi – Sonnal Montong maki): place left foot to the side.
  • Sequence 2 (Orun Ap kubi sogui – Are Yop chagui – Olgul Yop chagui / Sonnal bakat chigui): leg raise with side kick or side kick and putting right foot in front.
  • Sequence 3 (Orun Ap kubi sogui – Montong baro jirugui): both feet must remain in the same posture.
  • Sequence 4 (Uen tuit kubi – Montong maki):  maintain left foot still and the right foot will be shrinked.
  • Sequence 5 (Uen Tuit kubi – Sonnal montong maki): move right foot and go backwards.
  • Sequence 6 (Uen Ap kubi sogui – Are yop chagui / Olgul yop chagui – Sonnal bakat chagui): long step to execute leg techniques, side kick, and put left foot in front.
  • Sequence 7 (Uen Ap kubi sogui – Montong baro jirugui): keep both feet in the same position.
  • Sequence 8 (Orun tuit kubi – Montong maki): keep the right foot supported and remove left foot.
  • Sequence 9 (Uen Ap kubi sogui -Jan sonnal are maki / Uen ap kubi sogui – Akumson Kalchebi): turn to the left side and place left foot in front and right arm outstretched.
  • Sequence 10 (Orun Ap kubi sogui – Ap chagui / Orun Ap kubi sogui – Jansonnal are maki / Orun Ap kubi – Akumson kalchebi): raise the right rear leg to the mid-torso area and place it in front.
  • Sequence 11 (Uen Ap kubi sogui – Ap chagui / Uen Ap kubi sogui – Jansonnal are maki / Akumson Kalchebi – KIAP): raise the left leg and place it in front.
  • Sequence 12 (Orun Ap kubi sogui – Ap chagui / Orun Ap kubi – Murup koki): raise your right foot and place it in front.
  • Sequence 13 (Orun Ap kubi sogui – An palmok gechio montong maki): place left foot in front and twist the body to the right side.
  • Sequence 14 (Uen Ap kubi sogui – Ap chagui / Murup koki): lift left foot and bring it to the front.
  • Sequence 15 (Uen Ap sogui – An palmok gechio montong maki): remove the left foot.
  • Sequence 16 (Chuchum sogui – Jansonnal montong yop maki): itimplies sliding the right foot and bringing it to the right, leaving the left foot as the axis.
  • Sequence 17 (Chuchum sogui – chumok piochok jirugui): the same position is preserved.
  • Sequence 18 (Ap koa sogui / Ap koa sogui – Yop chagui / Orun Ap kubi sogui – Dangkio are pionson kut are checho jirugui): to perform this sequence you must move your right foot as Ap koa Sogui (cross position), then execute Yop Chagui (kick sideways) and set foot for a change of direction.
  • Sequence 19 (Orun Ap sogui – Are maki): keep the left foot firm and remove the right foot.
  • Sequence 20 (Uen Ap sogui – Batangson Nulo maki / Chuchum Sogui – Palkup yop chigui): it seeks to overtake with the left foot and execute Batangson ( it consists in a descending block with the hand) and place the right foot in front.
  • Sequence 21 (Chuchum sogui – Jansonnal montong yop maki): keep position.
  • Sequence 22 (Chuchum sogui – Jansonnal montong yop maki): same position.
  • Sequence 23 (Ap koa sogui- Yop chagui / Uen Ap kubi sogui – Dangkio are pionson kut checho jirugui): moving left foot doing an Ap Koa sogui, considered as a momentary action to the side (one of the feet will pierce the foot that is as the axis, in which one of the heels is lifted after the crossing so that the weight of the body passes with the foot moved, remember to keep the calves tightly attached), perform a Yop Chagui (kick to the side) and position the foot for a change of direction.
  • Sequence 24 (Uen Ap sogui – Are maki): keep the right foot immobile and remove the left foot.
  • Sequence 25 (Orun Ap sogui – Batangson Nulo maki / Chuchum sogui – Palkup yop chigui): go forward with the right foot and execute Batangson (defense with the palm of the hand down), align the left foot in front.
  • Sequence 26 (Moa sogui – Me chumok are piochok chigui): keep left foot in the same place and remove the right one.
  • Sequence 27 (Uen Ap kubi sogui – Sonnal bakat chigui / Uen Ap kubi sogui – Jansonnal are maki): hold your right foot and turn to the left.
  • Sequence 28 (Orun Ap kubi sogui – Sonnal mok chigui / Orun Ap kubi sogui – Jansonnal are maki): place right foot in front.
  • Sequence 29 (Uen Ap kubi sogui – Sonnal mok chigui / Uen Ap kubi sogui – Jansonnal are maki): place the left foot in front.
  • Sequence 30 (Orun Ap kubi sogui – Akumson kalchebi – KIAP): overtake with the right foot.
  • Naranji sogui – Tong milgui chumbi: parallel position and remove the left leg.

COMPOSITION:

  • Movements: 30
POOMSAE KORYO
POOMSAE KORYO

This poomsae or pumse is one of the longest with 30 movements. A great timing is required when executing hand techniques.

This poomsae is required on the exam for 2nd Dan.

The Superior Poomsaes

We have 9 Superior Poomsaes. These poomsaes are those required by the WT Taekwondo Federation for promotion to DAN degrees.

  1. Poomsae Koryo
  2. Poomsae Kumgang
  3. Poomsae Taebek
  4. Poomsae Pyongwon
  5. Poomsae Sypcchin
  6. Poomsae Chitae
  7. Poomsae Chungkwon
  8. Poomsae Jansu
  9. Poomsae IIyo

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