What's your favorite TKD pattern?

Discussion in 'Taekwondo Patterns' started by dojo, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. dojo

    dojo Member

    Do you have a specific pattern you really like? From all the patterns we get to learn few will 'stick' and become our favorites. Let's see which is yours ;)
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Administrator Staff Member

    I like all the patterns though I think if you do any pattern too much you'll get bored of it.

    I always enjoyed Yul Gok.

     
  3. Dean

    Dean New Member

    Patterns are one the aspects of Taekwondo I enjoy the most so choosing a favorite is hard, but I would have to say that Hwa Rang and Chong Moo have always stood out for me. Although since learning Po Eun (which I didn't think I would like due to its lack of kicks) I was surprised as to how much I do like it as I feel it has a really good rhythm. But I am sure that when I learn Gae Bek it will take the top spot on my list, since watching my instructor compete with a few times I have been determined to learn it and hopefully someday perform it as well as her.
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Dean,

    Welcome to the forums. :)

    I like Choong Moo too though my hamstring has been quite bad recently so don't think I could do it justice with the kicks.

    Some of the black belt patterns are great to watch.

    Kevin
     
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  5. Dean

    Dean New Member

    Hello Kevin,

    Thanks for the welcome :)
     
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  6. Kevin

    Kevin Administrator Staff Member

    No problem.

    From your avatar, it looks like you have a great stretch. :)
     
  7. Leighton

    Leighton Member

    Favourite pattern hmmmm, black belt probably Kwang Gae, I like the way the pattern has to move from slow to normal movements, a range of different stances with a couple of kicks thrown in for good measure. Coloured belt paterns probably Joon Gun, I just like the way the pattern moves and have won a couple of comps with this one.
     
  8. tkdlisa

    tkdlisa New Member

    Gae Bek is my favorite now...
     
  9. ninjanurse

    ninjanurse New Member

    Right now my favorite is Hansu...I change with the seasons!
     
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  10. Jon Sloan

    Jon Sloan Member

    Yoo-Shin is my personal favorite. It has a good length to it, and has a great mix of techniques to it that makes it fun to practice.
     
  11. lynM

    lynM Member

    Mine would be Won-Hyo for overall fav. I have a lot of really good memories around that time. Also we always seemed to have a lot of students always at that level and I would have the opportunity to work with them on it more than others.
    I was also enjoying Eui-Am - the movements were a new challenge in balance and control that seemed different than the other patterns.
     
  12. Mark Greene

    Mark Greene New Member

    I love to watch really skilled practicioners perform Moon Moo, 4th degree. I do like the red belt patterns as well but as far as performing a form, Gae Bek, 1 st degree and choong jang, 2nd degree. I've won a boatload with that one.
     
  13. Christina

    Christina New Member

    I currently "know" pol guay yuk chung (purple stripe to brown) and I am facinated with pol guay chil chung....challenging for me (brown to red)
     
  14. Pat Thomson

    Pat Thomson Member

    Po Eun by far, it may not have the great number of kicks from previous patterns, but if done correctly with good speed and power it always inspires awe from the people watching.
     
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  15. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson New Member

    it will be Yul Gok for me, there is a website which i use if you need to brush up on your korean http://www.taekwondo.uwcs.co.uk/grading.php but it will not have all the patterns on there but it is good for those who are beginning
     
  16. Laurinda

    Laurinda New Member

    Wow I loved watching this. The power of each move - just great.
     
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  17. tae kwon do mom

    tae kwon do mom New Member

    My favorite is KEUMANG. It's an easy form, but requires strength and balance!!!
     
  18. Master Fahy

    Master Fahy Active Member

    My favorite color belt Taegeuk form is "Yuk Jung" Taegeuk #6 . Yuk Jung represents "Water" the basic element of all life. My favorite Black belt form is Koryo, the first Black belt form represents the spirit of the Koryo men from the Koryo dynasty in Korea.
     
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  19. Spirit Eagle

    Spirit Eagle New Member

    I like Koryo the best although Pyongwon is pretty fun to do also.
     
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  20. Rcoskrey

    Rcoskrey New Member

    I would have to say my favorite is also yul-gok. I think it tests my speed and power.
    Regarding getting bored with patterns, I think you have to find a way to keep them
    exciting. Practise them to music, try doing a pattern backwards starting with the last move.
    Write your own pattern. Give it a name and a definition. I think we can always find something
    that needs to be improved.

    If I were to ever get bored with doing patterns, I would have to rexamine why I take Taekwondo.
     
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