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Originally Posted by Bodhi108
Is this symbolism not standard TKD teaching?
Originally Posted by mcmillintkd
In my school, we need to learn these philosophical explanations as we learn the pattern.
They are also mentioned in the film, The Foot Fist Way, which made me think they were pretty mainstream
I know in my school we were required to memorize the definitions of each forms name. It wasn't anything philosophical, more historical just who the people were and such. Although he did teach Chon-ji as meaning "Heaven and earth" and thus the beginning of all things, so it is the beginning of our journey in TKD.
We are taught (in Chon-ji) That the low blocks represent heaven and the mid blocks earth
You can find the meaning of the Chang Hon Tuls in the Encyclopedia of Taekwon Do by General Choi. All of their meanings are listed in there.
This makes sense because / why? It would be more logiocal for the low outer forearm blocks (being closer to the floor in a downward fashion) to represent earth, and the middle inner forearm blocks which are higher and pointing upward to represent heaven.
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