The TAEBEK Poomsae or pumse is the third of the nine Superior Poomsaes. Taebek means great mountain, with a lot of light and holy.
The concept of poomsae or pumse derives in the forms or movements that are carried out through the symbolization of attacks and defenses that must be made in a screed. Said 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 which means style or aspect.
Poomsae Taebek symbolizes Bekdoosan Mountain which is the largest and highest mountain in Korea. The poomsae is made up of 26 movements between defenses and attacks.
The superior poomsaes are those approved by the Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation, they are 9 and each represents 1 Dan (or black belt) respectively, therefore, to pass each level of Dan it is necessary to master each superior poomsae respectively ( to obtain the 1st degree of Dan you need to master the upper poomsae “Koryo” which represents the 1st Dan “
- Sequences: 26
- Movements: 40
What movements take place in the Poomsae Taebek?
Poomsae Taebek represents the 3rd Dan, and means “shining mountain”, it is the name of a mountain in Korean mythology, from where the legendary founder of Korea “Dangun Wanggeom” is believed to have ruled the nation, this form venerates the most sacred of the mountains, and since this mountain reaches the sun, Taebaek symbolizes “light” and each movement must be carried out with the agility of light.
Poomsae Taebek has 26 sequences and 40 movements, among which many of the techniques are repeated, such as blocks (Sonnal Gechio Are Maki or Kumgang maki) or blows such as (Montong piochok palkup chigui), it is important to perform each technique and movement with certainty and concentration.
– Start in the starting position (Naranji sogui)
First to the left (Da)
Step with left foot in the tiger position (Bom Sogui) and performs a low block with both open hands (Sonnal Gechio Are Maki).
Execute a right front kick, and then take two direct hits in a row, first with right hand and then with left hand.
Then to the right (Ra)
Rotate 180 degrees to the right keeping the right leg forward in the tiger position (Bom Sogui), and execute a low block with both hands open (Sonnal Gechio Are Maki).
Perform a left front kick and then take two direct hits, first with left hand and then with right hand.
Then to the front (Ga)
Taking a step with the left foot, it rotates 90 degrees to the left keeping the right leg behind and performs a right swallow-shaped blow (Chebipum Mok Chigui), this blow is performed by giving a lateral blow with the open hand as if we were aiming at the neck of an opponent, while the other hand is carried over the head.
Without stepping, with the right hand, simulates a turn and grabs the wrist of the imaginary opponent (Kolcho maki), then takes a step with the right foot while pulling with the right hand to the waist and makes a direct hit with the left hand .
Without stepping, with the left hand, turn and grab the hand of the imaginary opponent (Kolcho maki) again, take a step with the left foot while bringing the left hand to the waist and make a direct hit with the right hand (this sequence is same as above, but alternating direction).
Again without stepping, with the right hand performs the “Kolcho maki”, then taking a step with the right foot pulls with the right hand to the waist and executes a left blow (Same as sequence 6)
Then to the right (Ra)
Take a step with your left foot to turn 270 degrees to the left (that is, your left foot will be forward) and then execute a diamond block (Kumgang maki).
Without stepping, the right hand performs an Uppercut on the opponent’s chin while the left hand pulls towards you (Dangkio tok jirugui).
Without stepping, perform a lateral blow with the left hand.
Raise your left foot into the crane position by performing a hinge lock (Chagun dol chogui).
Maintaining the position, execute a left side kick, lower the left leg back to the floor keeping the left leg in front and execute a direct blow with the elbow (Montong piochok palkup chigui)
Then to the left (Da)
Bring your left foot next to your right foot, then slide your right foot to rotate 180 degrees to the right, keeping your right foot in front and your left foot behind, and execute a diamond block (Kumgang maki).
Without stepping, the left hand makes an Uppercut on the opponent’s chin and the right hand towards you (Dangkio tok jirugui).
Without stepping, execute a hit with the right hand.
Raise your right foot into a crane position by performing a hinge lock (Chagun dol chogui).
Turn left with left foot to execute a right side hit and then a right side kick at the same time, then lower right foot back to the floor and perform a left elbow hit (Montong piochok palkup chigui )
Then backwards (Na)
Bring the right foot to the left foot, then slide the left foot (to the left) one step forward and perform a left double block with open palms (Sonnal montong maki).
Step forward with the right foot and with the right arm execute a vertical push with the tip of the finger (Nulo Maki) and then with the left arm, execute a pressure block (Pyonsokut Seuo Chirugui).
Rotate 180 degrees to the left and bring your right hand behind you to the back of your waist, then when you step on your left foot, rotate 180 degrees to the left again (i.e., left foot forward) and perform a side punch to the left.
Step forward with right foot and execute a right hit.
Then to the front (Ga)
Take a step to the left with your left foot rotating 90 degrees and perform a double scissor lock (Gawi maki).
Without stepping, perform a right front kick, lower with the right foot keeping the right leg in front and perform a double blow, first right hand and then left hand.
Then turn right (Ra)
Take a step to the right with your right foot to turn 180 degrees to the right and perform a double scissor lock (Gawi maki).
Without stepping, execute a left front kick, lower with the left foot keeping the left leg in front and perform a double blow, first left hand and then right hand.
– Return to the starting position (Naranji sogui).
Performance carried out by the Spanish World Champion Master Alberto Delgado
The Superior Poomsaes
We have 9 Superior Poomsaes. These poomsaes are those required by the WT Taekwondo Federation for promotion to DAN degrees.
- Poomsae Koryo
- Poomsae Kumgang
- Poomsae Taebek
- Poomsae Pyongwon
- Poomsae Sypcchin
- Poomsae Chitae
- Poomsae Chungkwon
- Poomsae Jansu
- Poomsae IIyo
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