Pronouncing Toi-Gye

This is a sample of Mrs Irene Pires-Yu taking us through the pronunciation of all the Taekwon-Do patterns. In this clip you will hear the tricky pronunciation of the pattern Toi-Gye.

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Course stability training has been a trend in the exercise world for a decade or more. But what is the core, does it need strengthening and what is core stability training? And more importantly, do we need to do it in ITF Taekwon-Do?

These are the questions Sanna Rantasaari answers in this video, giving you a thorough understanding of the anatomy and function of the core, as well as providing you with some great core stability exercises.

The video is very entertaining as Sanna presents the topic in a fun way.

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DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 10 – Paul McPhail performs Juche forwards and backwards

For my 5th degree black belt grading in 1993 I thought it would be a cool idea to perform Juche Tul forwards then backwards for General Choi.

The plan failed miserably as I started the backwards part… I hadn’t even considered the possibility that General Choi would take offence to it. He turned his head and refused to watch. I figured… well… I may as well carry on now and struggled through to the end.

I passed the grading so I guess the General had forgiven me by the day the results were announced.

Here is the footage of the pattern at the grading.

Toi-Gye Tul with Mark Trotter

This video is a coaching session of the 3rd gup pattern Toi-Gye tul. Toi-Gye has 37 movements and is learnt at red stripe level.

In this video Mr Trotter takes 13 year old junior black belt Carter Hall through Toi-Gye pattern step by step.