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Arrangement of today's Taegeuk Symbol.

The tri-grams (above) represent the eight elemental forces in nature. The eight tri-grams (called Kwae) are arranged to go along with the Taegeuk symbol in an orderly system.  

Poomsae for  Geup Holder (Below Black Belt Level)

Taegeuk 1 jang

8th Geup

 

Taegeuk 1 Symbol

Heaven

  "Keon" 

(Beginning of creation of all things in the universe).

Taegeuk 2 jang

7th Geup

 

  Taegeuk 2 symbol

Lake

  "Tae"

(Inner firmness and outer gentleness)

Taegeuk 3Jang

6th Geup

 

Taegeuk 3 Symbol

Fire 

  "Ri"  

(Hot & Bright, sense of Justice and ardor for training)

Taegeuk 4 jang

5th Geup

 

Taegeuk4 Symbol

Thunder

  "Jin"

(Great power and dignity)

Taegeuk 5 jang

4th Geup

 

Taegeuk 5 Symbol

Wind

  "Son"

(Mighty force and calmness according to strength and weakness)

Taegeuk 6 jang

3rd Geup

 

Taegeuk 6 Symbol

Water

  "Kam"

(Incessant flow and softness)

Taegeuk 7 jang

2nd Geup

 

Taegeuk 7 Symbol

Mountain

  "Kan"

(Pondersity and firmness, wisdom and stability)

Taegeuk 8 jang

1st Geup

 

Taegeuk 8 Symbol

Earth "Kon"

(The root and settlement, and also, the beginning and end)

Koryo 

1st Dan and Poom

Koryo Symbol

 

 

 

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