Poomsae is a series of movements for offensive and defensive techniques in accordance with fixed patterns. Poomsae has the merits, by its practice, to enhance the Kyorugi techniques.

Poomsae is not for demonstration. Poomsae is the established pattern focused on standardized motions which every Taekwondo athlete should follow in universal situations. Poomsae is a training method and its elements are skills; the skills of fighting.

Poomsae is a set of fighting techniques developed through history, experience and the accumulated wisdom of the ancients. Poomsae is acting in relation to the opponent developing good fighting skills.

The World Taekwondo Federation has 8 colored belt forms. The colored belt forms are all numbered one to eight and are called Taegeuk. "Taegeuk represents the Oriental philosophical views on the world, cosmos and life."

The World Taekwondo Federation has 9 advance forms. These advance forms are for black belt student and competitors.

Please visit the following website to view the WTF Poomsaes.The WTF taegeuks are based on the fighting style of WTF Taekwondo. So stances are short and upright and techniques are fast. Click on the pattern you are learning for our free, slow motion video. Perfect for beginners. Scroll half way down the page to find the WTF Poomsaes after clicking on the link below.


Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo holds one dedicated sessions for Poomsae whereby students can gain clarity and instructions on how to improve their Poomsae Performance.  The Poomsae class on  Thursday is open to both Juniors and Seniors. Rafael Aguilhera Neves is the instructor responisble for the delivery of the sessions.

  • Thursdays 6.00 - 7.00pm Poomsae class



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