As it is difficult to answer this with one form, I have made it so you can answer 3 forms on the list:-) It would also be great if you wrote your reasons for selecting thoose 3 forms in a post as well:-)
In general I love the Taegeuks because, when performed correctly, they generate power with a relaxed, whip-like motion. Taegeuk Yuk Jang and Taegeuk Chil Jang are especially elegant in that one generates power while stepping back (away from) an opponent, changing stance and whiping the blocking or striking arm into place. These patterns look simple but it take years to develop the techniques to generate power in the intended way. Sipjin is just a wonderful pattern, so different from the others in the series. I like the transition from slow to fast, the required concetration. I have always felt that its origins must go back centuries or more.
Post by richardconceicao on Jan 24, 2012 22:25:40 GMT
since i came from the Palgae forms to the newer Taegeuks i felt that something was lost. i confess that i don't find any interest in them until the later ones (5 and up). i have always liked Keumgang as the very idea of a WTF form with no kicks was something to puzzle over. Sipjin contained the slow pushing with i always associated with "Fair Lady Weaves at Shuttle" from Yang Tai Chi.