Poomse Taeguk/Palgwe Il Jang -- Heaven
Father) The first Taeguk/Palgwe
is the beginning of all Poomses. The associated trigram represents Yang (heaven,
light), therefore, this Poomse should be performed with the greatness of Heaven.
Poomse Taeguk/Palgwe Ee
Jang -- Lake
East, Youngest daughter) In the
depths of the lake are treasures and mysteries. The movements of this
Taeguk/Palgwe should be performed knowing that man has limitations, but that we
can overcome these limitations. This should lead to a feeling of joy, knowing
that we can control our future.
Poomse Taeguk/Palgwe Sam
Jang -- Fire
Second daughter) Fire contains a
lot of energy. Fire helped man to survive, but on the other hand had some
catastrophical results. This form should be performed rhythmically, with some
outbursts of energy.
Poomse Taeguk/Palgwe Sa
Jang -- Thunder
East, Eldest son) Thunder comes
from the sky and is absorbed by the earth. Thunder is one of the most powerful
natural forces, circling, gyrating. This Taeguk/Palgwe should be performed with
this in mind.
Poomse Taeguk/Palgwe Oh
Jang -- Wind
West, Eldest daughter) Wind is a
gently force, but can sometimes be furious, destroying everything in it's path.
Poomse Taeguk/Palgwe Oh Jang should be performed like the wind: gently, but
knowing the ability of mass destruction with a single movement.
Yook Jang -- Water
Second son) Water can move a
mountain. The movements of this Poomse should be performed like water. Sometimes
standing still like water in a lake, sometimes thriving as a river.
Chil Jang -- Mountain
West, Youngest son) Mountains
will always look majestic, no matter the size. This Poomse should be performed
with the feeling that all movements are this majestic and deserved to be
Poomse Taeguk/Palgwe Pal
Jang -- Earth
Mother) The associated trigram of
this Poomse is Yin: the end of the beginning, the evil part of all that is good.
Even in this darkness, there is still some light. Performing this Taeguk/Palgwe,
one should be aware that this is the last Taeguk/Palgwe to be learned, it also
is the end of a circle, and therefore it is also the first, the second etc..