Today, let's look at the philosophy behind Palgwe Ea Jang. This form is associated with the trigram symbol of Tae. Tae teaches us to be of a clear and positive frame of mind. it represents joy and lake. Yes, lake - a confined body of water. In the depths of a lake, we can find beauty and mystery - joy. There are treasures to be found. A lake has limitations in its confinement. We too have limitations. We can feel joy in knowing this and taking control of our own future. We can overcome our limitations and live up to our fullest potential. We should have a strong and sturdy spirit, and like the lake, a flowing and calm nature. This form should be preformed in this manner
What limitations have you overcome? Most of our limitations are in our mind - I can't. When we remove that block, there are no limits to what we can overcome! We may have physical limitations. Some people just seem to have a natural talent or seem to be born athletes. Others (like me) have to work pretty hard to overcome some limitations to be athletic. But how do you know what you can do if you don't try? Usually in trying, we find we can do things that seemed impossible just last month. We can experience the joy in knowing our hard work has overcome those limitations. We can also feel joy in knowing that we are living up to our fullest potential. There are certain kicks I would love to do as gracefully and powerful as Yung Woo, however, I am me. I am confidant and have joy in the knowledge that I am living up to my fullest potential!