- Taekwondo Teaching Methods - Chun Taek Son
- Taekwondo Demonstration Theory - Kyu Hyung Lee
- Dan Poomsae Koryo - ShipJin - Ik Pil Kang
I really enjoyed the Teaching methods lecture, it was very academic, and drew on common well known theories to prove its points.
It feels like there are fewer changes to the Black Belt forms then in the TaeGueks. We went from Koryo through Ship Jin. There were some further questions on the TaeGuek forms and (luckily) some additional explanation - in some situations the hands come up into guarding position during kicking techniques. For example, in Taeguek 2, on the second wing, after the low block, the hands do not come up during the kick because the following punch comes from the hip. However in Taeguek 3, the hands come up during the first front kick, as the hand is extended for proper reaction force for the double punch. Its hard to explain with our a demonstration.
Group shot outside the Kukkiwon with Grandmaster Lee
Morning Poomsae Practice at the Kukkiwon
Grandmaster Hyung Kyu Lee giving the Theory of Demonstration lecture. He is very famous as he created the Taekwondo demonstration for the 1988 Olympics. He is from Chung Do Kwan background, and one of Grandmaster Lee's juniors.
The last day of the course is tomorrow. We will cover more Dan Poomsae, and Sparring tomorrow, as well as having closing ceremonies and the final exam.
Today is my Birthday - 38 years old, my 3rd birthday celebration in Korea. People were asking for some American style food, so I suggested a Chicken Wings! No one objected, we had a good time.