The Palgwe Forms have a deep philosophical reference. They are dynamic symbols of eternal truths, going back in Oriental thought to the ancient Chinese concepts of Yin and Yang. The constancy of truth, and the truth of constant change, are both symbolized in the Pal-Gwe Forms.
Palgwe Il Jang - Symbolizes Heaven Palgwe Ee Jang - Symbolizes Joyfulness Palgwe Sam Jang - Symbolizes Fire & Sun Palgwe Sa Jang - Symbolizes Thunder Palgwe Oh Jang - Symbolizes Wind Palgwe Yuk Jang - Symbolizes Water Palgwe Chil Jang - Symbolizes Mountains Palgwe Pal Jang - Symbolizes Earth
It is symbolic of the beginnings of life, and it is the basic principal of this introductory hyung.
It's movements are applied when the practitioner is in a gentle, yet strong state of mind.
It is symbolic of one's passion, flickering and flaring at different intervals, and engulfing everything in it's path. From this hyung the practitioner learns to develop a multitude of quick, successive techniques.
Thunder evokes fear in many people, and this hyung uses this principal to teach the practitioner to be calm, even in the face of impending danger, this form also combines strikes and blocks in such a manner that they instantly follow each other, similar to the relationship of thunder and lightning.
Wind is an element of nature which can be gentle or destructive. This form teaches the student to combine and alternate gentleness with strength and speed.
Water is an element that never looses it's composure, and this leads to it's inherent strength. This hyung teaches the student that they can overcome any problems in life without sacrificing their state of being.
Mountains are stable bodies, high and majestic in character, but with definite stopping places. This hyung is symbolic of a conservative approach to one's life ambitions and promote the practice of not living in a hasty manner.
This hyung is designed to summarize the seven previous hyung, as well as to introduce several new techniques. At this stage, the practitioner reviews all previous material before making the transition to the black belt level.
Palgwe Il Jang - Symbolizes Heaven
Palgwe Ee Jang - Symbolizes Joyfulness
Palgwe Sam Jang - Symbolizes Fire & Sun
Palgwe Sa Jang - Symbolizes Thunder
Palgwe Oh Jang - Symbolizes Wind
Palgwe Yuk Jang - Symbolizes Water
Palgwe Chil Jang - Symbolizes Mountains
Palgwe Pal Jang - Symbolizes Earth