Learning your taekwondo taekwondo forms? Here's help with taegeuk yuk jang (taegeuk 6)

We think taegeuk yuk jang is one of the more awkward taekwondo forms to nail.

It's not as symmetrical as the other taekwondo patterns so it's easy to get confused.

Deb has done a slow motion video to guide you through.




OK let's kick into taegeuk yuk jang.

  • Swivel 90' to your left into left front stance. As you turn do a left low block.
  • Do a right front kick and bring your leg back to land in back stance- (your right foot is behind your left) as you land do a left middle section outer forearm block.
  • Swivel 180'to to your right into right front stance. As you turn do a right low block.
  • Do a left front kick and bring your leg back to land in back stance- (your left foot is behind your right) as you land do a right middle section outer forearm block.
  • Step 90' to the left with your left foot into front stance. Do a right outer forearm knife hand block. (This feels a bit awkward as your body is a bit twisted at this point)
  • Do a right turning kick. This is usually taught as a traditional turning kick with the knee raised from behind and your toes pulled back. Land in riding stance before quickly stepping into left front stance. Do a left high section outer forearm block followed by a right mid section punch.
  • Do a right front kick to land in right front stance. As you land do a left mid section punch.
  • Swivel on your left foot, to turn 180' to your right into right front stance. Do a right high section outer forearm block followed by a left mid section punch.
  • Do a left front kick to land in left front stance. As you land do a right mid section punch.
  • Swivel on your right foot, turn 90 degrees to your left into ready stance. Do a high section X block moving slowly down into twin low block. Around 5 seconds is about right. We find these slow sections of taekwondo forms are a great chance breathe and focus.
  • Step forwards with your right foot into right front stance. Do a left outer forearm knife hand block.
  • Do a left turning kick (head section if you can) and key-up and land briefly in riding stance.
  • Swivel on you left foot 180' degrees to your right into right front stance. Do a right arm low block.
  • Do a left front kick and bring your leg back to land in back stance- (your left foot is behind your right) as you land do a right middle section outer forearm block.
  • Swivel 180' to your left into left front stance and do a left low block.
  • Do a right front kick and bring your leg back to land in back stance- (your right foot is behind your left) as you land do a left middle section outer forearm block.
  • Swivel on your left foot step your right foot back and 90' to your right into back stance. Do a left double knife-hand block.
  • Step back into back stance again. Do a right double knife-hand block.
  • Step back into left front stance. Do a left palm block followed by a right mid section punch.
  • Then step back into right front stance. Do a right palm block followed by a left mid section punch.

And that's it. There's no key-hup on the last move.

Taegeuk yuk jang is one of the more difficult taekwondo forms to get to grips with but if you work hard- you'll get there!

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