I’m one guy on a journey to learn Taekwondo as accurately as I can, pass it on as accurately as I can and do justice to the founders and seniors of this art that has given me so much in trying to play a good part in ensuring its future is secure.
Lots of people differ on how often they do promotions in martial arts, how they do the tests themselves
From my few times at doing courses under Kukkiwon’s World Taekwondo Academy and from my instructor Grandmaster Pan, I’ve learnt that a lot of Taekwondo practitioners around the world treat poomsae as just a series of kicks, punches, etc.
One of my students has gone to South Korea for a cultural trip and to experience Taekwondo in its home country, the following is his unedited diary (well, clarifying comments in square brackets).
I had the time in 2010 to ask Grandmaster Pan Sim Woon, 8th Dan in Taekwondo, some questions about his views on Taekwondo and poomsae.
After successfully passing Class 3 Master Instructor course in 2013, I went back with some students in 2016 to qualify for my Class 2. Again, I kept a diary from the event.