Trick for learning basic forms

Very, very often, beginner students struggle with the turns for the basic forms (kee cho hyung). There are actually 2 very simple rules to follow that can solve this confusion. Just ask yourself a single question – did you ki-hap? Then apply these rules.

  1. No ki-hap = front arm, front leg, front shoulder
  2. Ki-hap = back arm, back leg, back shoulder

This means that if a turn is needed and you did not ki-hap, then cross your front arm on top and move your front leg towards your front shoulder. Otherwise, if you did ki-hap, then cross your back arm on top and move your back leg towards your back shoulder.

Think of these rules for every turn you know you’ll need to make in the form. ✅

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