Saturday, October 9, 2010
POOMSAE SEMINAR WITH GRANDMASTER JANG BEOM PARK, KUKKIWON
The poomsae seminar held at Queensborough Community College on Sunday, October 3, 2010 was a highly interesting and rewarding experience. Many new variations in techniques were described in detail by Kukkiwon Grandmaster Jeon Beom Park. Representing Chosun were Master Cook, Instructor Lisa Ehrenreich and Ms. Marcele Mitscherlich. The seminar focused primarily on Taegeuk poomsae as well as the first four Yudanja series formal exercises including Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek and Pyongwon. The operational word during the seminar was "CHANGE". It was made clear that alterations in poomsae were being made in the name of standardization and not for self-defense purposes. This was a welcome revelation that clearly distinguishes the practice of poomsae into two catagories, that of sport and tradititional, practical solo defensive practice.The seminar was sponsored by the Taekwondo Association of Greater New York.