The Kukkiwon poomsae consist of the “Yougupja” Taeguek patterns (#1 through #8) and the “Youdanja” Black Blet patterns. These Taeguek patterns start at 9th gup. The poomsae/patterns we use at 10th gup (white belt) is Cho Shim. Cho Shim was designed by Mr H with the idea in mind that every time a student executes this form(there very first form), no matter what rank, you will be reminded to continually train with a beginners mind always willing to learn.
The forms of Taekwondo are a formal series of movements that have been designed over many years to exercise your movement, speed, and power. Executing a form successfully is an act of meditation in movement and requires your utmost concentration. It is important that a student understands the philosophy of both Taekwondo training and the meaning of the poomsae in order to perform the poomsae properly. Providing this level of understanding ensures a true educational experience aligned with the cultural understanding for the meaning of the poomsae occurs during their training. The teaching of Taekwondo philosophy is equally important as the physical exercise of training. Example: Connecting the meaning of poomsae to how the poomsae is performed is to truly understand how to perform the poomsae.