|[ Etc ] Taekwondo Research Institute of Kukkiwon Holds Public Hearing on Development of Yougupja Poomsae for Adults|
The Taekwondo Research Institute of Kukkiwon (Director Yi Bong, hereinafter referred to as ¡°Institute¡±) held a public hearing on the ¡®Development of Yougupja Poomsae for Adults.¡¯
The public hearing, which was held at Lecture Room #2 of Kukkiwon this past September 29th at 10:30 am for approximately 2 hours, was attended by parties currently working on the development of Yougupja Poomsae for adults and collected various opinions from the Masters working on the frontlines.
Since the development of the ¡®Taegeuk¡¯ Poomsae in 1972, the Institute has consistently received requests to develop various forms of Poomsae, and in an effort to diversify the base of practitioners for Taekwondo, which has been focused solely on children and youths in recent years, the Institute launched the development of Yogupja Poomsae for adults.
The Institute has already entered development of Yougupja Poomsae for adults, forming the 2017 Poomsae Development Committee (1 Committee Head, 8 Poomsae Development Committee Members, 5 System Development Committee Members, and 5 miscellaneous members including Consultants) in April.
Director Yi Bong of the Institute stated in his address, ¡°We began developing Yougupja Poomsae for adults after facing social changes and receiving recommendations for experts from Taekwondo groups so that Taekwondo dojangs (training halls) in the frontlines could teach adult Taekwondo trainees properly¡±, and continued, ¡°This public hearing will provide us with the valuable opportunity to listen to your keen insights and gather various opinions.¡±
Following that, Team Leader LEE Jong Kwan of the Poomsae Development Team explained how the principles for Poomsae development had been set. These included ¡â the development of Poomsae based on the advantages and disadvantages of existing Poomsae, ¡â acceptance of new techniques, ¡â improvement on practicability in actual matches, ¡â development of Poomsae based on the physical traits of adults, and ¡â development of 3 stages of difficulties for Yougupja Poomsae.
During the public hearing, the Institute focused on forging a consensus on the new Poomsae and gathering opinions by playing videos of the Poomsae and explaining the detailed movements in the Poomsae, as well as showing the direction of the Poomsae development.
Additionally, the many thoughts gathered from the public hearing will be reflected in the development of the Poomsae, and plans are in place to carry out follow-up works to further enhance the Poomsae¡¯s degree of completion.
¡ã Public Hearing (1) - An image from the public hearing for the ¡®Development of Yougupja Poomsae for Adults¡¯.
¡ã Public Hearing (2) - Director Yi Bong of the Institute delivers his address.
¡ã Public Hearing (3) - Team Leader LEE Jongkwan of the Poomsae Development Team explains the details of Poomsae development.
¡ã Public Hearing (4) - Team Leader LEE Jongkwan of the Poomsae Development Team explains the details of Poomsae development.