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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 http://www.tigertaekwondo.com/glossary.htm

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.


    Reference: http://www.zianet.com/moxie/TKD/Poomse/IlJang.htm
    Reference: http://www.zianet.com/moxie/TKD/Poomse/YiJang.htm
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