Our TaeKwonDo program uses the Taeguek series of forms adopted by most modern TaeKwonDo dojang. Although our interpretation is a little different, emphasizing power and structure in every strike, one of our practitioners can easily move from school to school with little adjustment. This is not the only set we use, but it is mandatory. Our Martial Science students use a secondary, proprietary kata system and technical list containing techniques from a plethora of systems. Although our TaeKwonDo and Karate programs are available to everyone, entry into the Society of Martial Science is usually reserved for those who have either achieved a Dan ranking in at least one system or have a strong mind-body link and good character. Contact us for an interview if interested.
As for our TKD program, we also believe in knowing where information comes from and what it means, especially when so many TaeKwonDo schools now wish to distance themselves from their Korean roots.
Taeguek is symbolized by the eight trigrams surrounding the Taijitu. To greatly oversimplify, they represent the changing states of the universe as seen by the complete man. A master of these poomse will illustrate these concepts where they can be read in the demonstration of the form.
Taguek Poomse Interpreted by S. Daniel Jaques Jr.
Uechi Ryu Kata Interpreted by Sensei James Berger