Taekwondo Form 8

Instructions & Videos for Taekwondo Form 8 – Taegeuk Pal Jang

Below are written instructions and videos to help you learn Taekwondo Form 8 (Taegeuk Pal Jang). Click on the video below to watch a Korean Master perform this Taekwondo form. You should try to mimic his movements and timing in order to “master” this Taekwondo form. You will also find written step-by-step form instructions below the video. Visit our main Taekwondo forms page for all of the WTF Taekwondo forms needed for your next belt test!

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Written Instructions for Taekwondo Form 8 – Taegeuk Pal Jang

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  • Start in the Ready or “Joon Bi” stance
  • Step forward with left foot into left back stance, double fist middle block
  • Slide left foot sideways into left front stance, reverse middle punch with right hand
  • Left double front kick, yell Kihap!, left inside block, double punch (right hand first)
  • Step forward into right front stance, right middle punch
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left low block and right single mountain high block (at same time), reverse front stance, look towards direction of low block
  • Move left foot into (forward) left front stance, grab imaginary opponent’s collar with left hand & pull towards your right shoulder, slow right uppercut to imaginary opponent’s chin
  • Double step backwards, turn your head 180 degrees, right low block and left single mountain high block (at same time), reverse front stance, look towards direction of low block
  • Move right foot into (forward) right front stance, grab imaginary opponent’s collar with right hand & pull towards your left shoulder, slow left uppercut to imaginary opponent’s chin
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left double knife hand block in back stance
  • Move left foot into left front stance, right middle punch
  • Right front kick, return foot back to kicking position (behind left foot), step back with left foot, bring right foot into tiger/cat stance, right low palm block
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left foot in tiger/cat stance, left double knife hand middle block
  • Left front kick, right middle punch in front stance
  • Move left foot back into tiger/cat stance, left low palm block
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right foot into tiger/cat stance, right double knife hand middle block
  • Right front kick, left middle punch in front stance
  • Move right foot back into tiger/cat stance, palm block
  • Turn right 90 degrees, right double fist low block in back stance
  • Left double front kick, yell “Kihap!”, land in a right front stance, right inside block, double punch (left hand first)
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left single knife hand middle block in back stance
  • Move left foot into left front stance, reverse elbow strike with right arm, reverse backfist to the nose with right fist, middle punch with left hand
  • Move right foot and turn 180 degrees to the right into a right back stance, single knife hand middle block
  • Move right foot into right front stance, reverse elbow strike with left arm, reverse backfist to the nose with left fist, middle punch with right hand
  • When Master yells “Bah Ro”, move left foot, turn left 90 degrees and return to Ready/Joon Bi stance.

Demonstration Video for Taekwondo Form 8 – Taegeuk Pal Jang

Instructional Video for Taekwondo Form 8 – Taegeuk Pal Jang