As a chain of movements and techniques, the "forms" are the basic catalog of every style. But the "forms" are much more than that, they are the basic expression of every Martial Art; in them we can find the rhythms, aesthetics and optimal models, the character of a style. The "forms" allow the training alone and the internalization of the main movements in sequences, in lines of power that have a harmonious pace. Formerly, the "forms" were also the primary way to preserve the technical legacy of a style, hence the purity in the performance is so valued in its realization. Once they have been learnt, they allow the martial artist to express his own character and, like a singer, he can version a classic theme, but providing it with his personal feelings. This is also true in Taekwondo, which in recent years has recovered and highlighted this point after its success as an Olympic fight competition sport. The creation of world championships has given relevance to this modality, which is undoubtedly the most beautiful expression of a Martial Art. The Poomesaes we present in the first book, from 1 to 8, are the so-called basics of Taekwondo, which are essential from the early grades to the black belt. In this book they appear as they should be performed, according to the highest standards within the W.T.F, World Taekwondo Federation. We couldn’t have had better advocates for them. Among the performers there are World, Europe and Spain champions, both male and female, in all age groups; all of them are part of the technical and Poomesaes Spanish team. The Spanish team of Taekwondo is among the first in the world thanks to these individualities, but also as a result of a great supportive policy and management, both organizational and technical. Two of the architects of this exploit are the technical director of the Federation and, of course, its President, which have kindly written the prologue and made possible these works that we are proud to present.
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This book only gives poor photographs of the moves with no descriptions or tips as to how they should be executed. Most useless Poomsae book I’ve ever purchased.