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External Links[edit]

The external link "All WTF Taekwondo Poomse on DVD. Number one Poomse reference." is nothing more than a site selling a DVD of the forms; it provides no information that is not covered better in the other external links. I removed this link. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zenjazzygeek (talkcontribs) 22:24, 22 January 2009 (UTC)


Is pumsae singular or plural? If pumsae is singular, then what is the plural? If pumsae is plural, then what is the singular? -ErinHowarth (talk) 02:29, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

In the Korean language, there is no such distinction between singular and plural; therefore, pumsae is the word used in singular and plural contexts. Luolimao (talk) 13:39, 26 March 2011 (UTC)


Why is that pumsae and teul redirect to hyeong? Why doesn't hyeong redirect to teul or pumsae? How was the title of the article chosen. -ErinHowarth (talk) 02:42, 19 March 2010 (UTC)


The Palgwe forms are certainly not dead and buried. They are in the syllabus of The English Korean Karate Association (EKKA). the forms are also given in Richard Chun's book. The South Koreans might not teach them nowadays, but Taekwondo now is much bigger than South Korea. (talk) 22:34, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Historical Note[edit]

Just a note here to the authors "The Kicho hyeong are extremely similar to the Taikyoku kata developed by Gichin Funakoshi. The embusen used are the same, the stances are the Tang Soo Do equivalent, and the blocks and strikes are virtually identical. There is great reason to believe that Hwang Kee based his Korean Kicho hyeong on the Japanese Taikyoku kata developed by Funakoshi."

Hwang Kee at one time openly admitted in publication that he learned the forms taught in TSD from reading Funakoshi's books that he found at the library.

......old timer

Kodang and Juche[edit]

The article refers to Kodang returning to replace Juche in 2008. From what I can gather this is indeed the case of Choi Jung Hwa's ITF orginization. I could as yet not confirm which pattern the ITF orginization formerly led by Trân Triêu Quân does. But in the Chang Ung ITF certainly still does Juche. It might be worthwhile clearing this up in the article and including references to substanciate these claims. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:57, 22 July 2011 (UTC)


This article needs additional citations. Additionally, there are not foot notes for vast amounts of text. Is this entire article a copy of a book? Or a summation of a book? Greenshinobi (talk) 23:43, 11 October 2011 (UTC)