Taegeuk Pal Jang is our favorite of the taegeuk taekwondo patterns

We love taegeuk pal jang!

It's nice to show power in your taekwondo patterns and taegeuk 8 lets you do just that!

Deb has done a slow motion video to help you learn the moves.

Have fun!




OK let's get into Taegeuk 8.

  • Taegeuk pal jang is the only one of the taegeuk taekwondo patterns that starts with a move forwards. Step forwards with your left leg into back stance. Do a double mid section guarding block with closed fists.
  • Shift from back stance to front stance and do a right mid section punch.
  • Do a jump front kick with a key-hup. Land in left front stance and as you land do a left inner middle block.
  • Keep your feet where they are and do a double mid section punch right then left.
  • Step forward into right front stance and do a right mid section punch.
  • Swivel on your right foot. Bring your left foot round behind you so that you 90' to your left. You end up in front stance with your right foot in front but your head is turned to face the opposite way to the stance.
  • As you complete the turn do a left low block and a right high section outer forearm block.
  • Now slowly turn your body to the left keeping your feet where they are so you end up in left front stance. Do a slow right upset punch.
  • Step your left foot across in front of your right to land briefly in cross stance before stepping your right foot out into left front stance. Again turn to face your back foot.
  • As you complete the step do a right low block and a left high section outer forearm block.
  • Now slowly turn your body to the right, keeping your feet where they are so you end up in right front stance. Do a slow left upset punch.
  • Swivel on your left foot, and take your right foot round to the left 90' to end up in back stance. Do a double knife hand block as you turn.
  • Change into front stance and do a right mid section punch.
  • Do a right front kick bring your foot back to where it was, step back one pace with your left foot and sink into cat stance (right foot in front). Do a right palm block.
  • Swivel on your right foot 90' to your left and sink into cat stance- left foot in front. Do a mid section double knife hand block.
  • Do a front kick with your left leg and step down into front stance. Do a right mid section punch.
  • Bring you left leg back into cat stance and do a left palm block.
  • Turn 180' to your right into cat stance (right foot in front). Do a right mid section double knife-hand block.
  • Do a front kick with your right leg and step down into front stance. Do a left mid section punch.
  • Bring you right leg back into cat stance and do a right palm block.
  • Swivel on your left foot, turn 90' to your right into back stance and do a twin forearm low section block.
  • Turn 180' to your right into cat stance (right foot in front). Do a right mid section double knife-hand block.
  • Do a left front kick but don't land it. Then do a jumping right front kick and key-hup. Land in right front stance and do a right inner middle block.
  • Keep your feet where they are and do a left then right mid section double punch.
  • Swivel on your right foot and turn 270' to your left into back stance do a left mid section single knife hand block.
  • Step into left front stance and do a right elbow strike. Then a right back fist strike and then a left mid section punch.
  • Turn 180' to your right into back stance and do a right single knife hand mid section block.
  • Step into right front stance and do a left elbow strike. Then do a left back fist strike and a right mid section punch.

And that's it. Taegeuk pal jang is the last of the taegeuk taekwondo patterns!

And if you want to see what lots and lots of practice can bring you...

... watch this great video of taegeuk pal jang from our Korean taekwondo tour.



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