What are some basic taekwondo forms?


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Some basic taekwondo forms include KiCho Patterns and the WTF taegeuks. The WTF taegeuk patterns are short and upright and techniques are fast. Kicho is the first set of forms that beginners learn. Novice taekwodo students learn these patterns in the first two or three ranks.

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The Kicho patterns follow the simple pattern of the Palgwe forms and incorporate the basic stances of front, back and side. Kicho patterns introduce the concept of poomse. The Kicho is broken up into three sections, Kicho Hyung Il Boo, Kicho Hyung Ee Boo and Kicho Hyung Sam Boo

There are multiple styles in taekwondo including ATA Songahm-style, ITF Chang Hon-style, GTF style, WTF Kukkiwon-style and Jhoon Rhee style. The ITF Chang Hon-style and GTF beginner exercises feature the four direction punch, thrust and block. The WTF Kukkiwon-style beginner exercises are Kibon Hana, Kibon Dool and Kibon Set

Taegeuk patterns 1-8 are based on World Taekwondo Federation's fighting style. Taegeuk-il-jang is the first pattern for taegeuk. It involves 18 motions and is considered the starting block or foundation that more complicated taekwondo patterns.

Once students have mastered the 3 Ki Cho and 8 taegeuk patterns, they are ready to move onto the yellow, green, blue, red and black belt patterns.

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