May 17, 2012


Koryo poomsae symbolizes “seonbae” which means a learned man, who is characterized by a strong martial spirit as well as a reghteous learned man’s spirit. The spirit had been inherited through the ages of Koguryo, Palhae and down to Koryo, which is the background of organizing the Koryo poomsae. The new techniques appearing in this poomsae are kodeum-chagi, opeunsonnal bakkat-chigi, sonnal arae-makki, khaljaebi mureup nullo-kkokki, momtong hecho-makki, jumeok pyojeok-jireugi, pyosonkkeut jecho-tzireugi, batangson nullo-makki, palkup yop-chagi, mejumeok arae pyojeok-chigi, etc, which only balck-belters can practice. The jumbi-seogi is the tongmilgi which requires mental concentration by positioning the hand in between the upper abdomen and the lower abdomen where “sin”(divine0 and “jeong”(spirit) converge. The line of poomsae represents the Chinese letter which menas “sonbae” or “seonbi”, a learned man or man of virtue in the Korean language.