Developing a Relationship with Your Taekwondo Patterns
Last night I taught Tekki/Chulgi, Taekwondo Yul-gok, and Taekwondo Dan-gun.
I've practiced these Taekwondo patterns for around 20 years. Know what? I totally enjoyed the session. We mixed it up with some applications from the patterns, some drills, and of course the technique sequences. I also got to talk about what each pattern was urging us to accomplish. It's like a personality - the more you reflect on it, the more you understand it.
Teaching them is like introducing friends to each other. Each of your friends don't know the other, but you're the mediator and you think they'll get along fine. So you make the first introduction, then perhaps talk separately to each of them about the other, then let them develop their relationship themselves.
Good luck to developing your own martial relationship with your Taekwondo patterns.
Chulgi: Punching Across the Body
Toi-gye: Mountain Block
Colin Wee Traditional Taekwondo Techniques, Patterns, and Applications at the Traditional Taekwondo Blog. [Subscribe using email or RSS feeds] [Tkd Sitemap]. Colin is a martial art instructor with 25 years of experience across three continents. Colin leads a small Traditional Taekwondo group for adults in Perth, Western Australia. Connect with Colin on FaceBook and Traditional Taekwondo Group on FB.