The list below will take you to the respective pages that has demonstration videos that I’ve hand picked that really shows well executed taekwondo forms and patterns (International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) patterns). I’ve also included the meanings and interpretations of each form, and a few nuggets here and there. Have a look, and see if you can take any tips from the pages and apply them to your own practice =)
WTF Taekwondo Forms List (Taekwondo Forms WTF)
In performing these taekwondo forms and patterns, the student deals with several imaginary opponents under various circumstances, using every available attacking and blocking techniques from different directions (similar concept to ’shadow boxing’ but with set structure).choreographed dances. The movements range from slow to fast, and from defensive to offensive.This is how the practice of taekwondo forms and patterns enables the student to go through the various fundamental movements in series.
This helps the student in several ways:
- develop sparring techniques:
- improve flexibility and agility of movements
- master body shifting
- improve proper stances and body balance
- build muscles and breath control
- develop fluidity and smoothness of form
- gain rhythmic control
- master valuable self-defense skills
If you practice each form with the utmost focus, you’ll be surprised how much physical conditioning you can get out of each pattern. But even more importantly, how much you visualize the imaginary opponent during each movement of your pattern will drastically improve your skills as a Taekwondo practitioner.