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Re: Poomsae principles?
This might help a bit more. Won Bang Gak (samilshingo) is the basis for the design of the Hanbok. It is also the basis for the shape of the vowel’s in Hangul, as designed by scholars from the house of worthies, charged by Sejong to develop Hangul. Originally 28 letters in all
Every single physical movement in Taegeuk Poomsae, including junbee functions in accordance with the principle of balance, center of gravity and power ruled by the samilshingo. All defined, and guided by a “point”, “plane” and “verticle line”.
A poomsae practitioner, once they have learned the basic pattern, line and technique of the Taegeuk Poomsae should then begin to focus on how their body moves in accord with the center of gravity, balance of stance, and power stroke. The Samilshingo has a principle rule of movement, one that follows the Yeokhak theory that plays out in every step, every block, strike, etc. The samilshingo relates the shifting of power and it’s relation to stability and instability and exactly when and how that interacts with the timing of all movements.
In this way, Poomsae has self defense value, a value that matches exactly to the principles of movement also found in the original intentions of Shihap Kyorugi (Olympic Sparring)