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13:24 May 2, 2001
Korean to English translations [Non-PRO]
Korean term or phrase: Taekwondo : poomse
it is used in taekwondo

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naforms, formal exercises
Brigitte Gendebien
Daniel Graham



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I've done Taekwondo for years, since before 품세 (pumse) replaced 형 (hyong) in common use. Whether the Korean term is 품세 or 형, it is ALWAYS rendered "form" in English.


Daniel Graham
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forms, formal exercises

POOMSE forms, formal exercises

Poomse (POOM-sae):
A pattern of techniques used against an imaginary opponent. In some competitions, an athlete's poomse is scored and specific
moves are required, similar to the compulsory round in figure skating.

Brigitte Gendebien
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