Drysdale’s School Of Tae Kwon Do
There is much talk and speculation on the various speeds
involved in the techniques of the 24 Patterns of Tae Kwon Do.
It should be left to the various
Master Instructors to determine the appropriate speeds based on their
interpretations drawing from their experiences in Tae Kwon Do.
However, there should be a degree of certainty among them as
to the request of the founder of Tae Kwon Do, General Choi Hong Hi as to the
accepted speeds to perform technique.
The following are general guidelines for Pattern Speeds per
General Choi Hing Hi:
- Standard or regular speed. One technique, one sine
wave, one breath per one second.
- Continuous Motion: Two techniques, two sine waves,
two breaths per one second.
- Example: Dan Gun Tul techniques numbers 13 and 14
Low section outer
forearm block one sine wave one breath;
Outer forearm rising block one sine wave
one breath. Both performed in
- Fast Motion: Two techniques, two sine waves, two
breaths per one and one half second.
Slow Motion: One technique, one sine wave, one breath
per two seconds.
- Example: Do San Tul techniques 15 and 16 also 19
and 20 are performed in a fast motion. Two middle section punches each
with its own sine wave and breath performed in one and one half seconds.
Connecting Motion: Two techniques, one sine wave, one
breath per one second.
- Example: Joong Gun Tul techniques number 29 and 30.
Each palm-pressing block is performed with one sine wave and one breath.
Each technique is performed in 2 seconds.
- Example:Yul Guk Tul techniques numbers 16 and 17
also 19 and 20. The second high palm hooking block and mid section punch
are performed with one sine wave, one breath in one second.
General Choi’s Encyclopedia of Tae Kwon Do
Master David D. Drysdale Sr. VII Dan ITF/USITF/DSOTKD
Mrs. Joan M. Drysdale VI Dan ITF/USITF/DSOTKD