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Palgwe 6 (YOOK JANG): Gam - Symbolizes water.

Palgwe 2 (YI JANG) - A series of actions expressing the TAE principle of Palgwe. TAE represents joyfulness so this should be performed gently but firmly. This principle teaches us that mind must remain firm, but outwardly we must appear gentle.

Palgwe 5 JANG

Palgwe 6 (YOOK JANG) - A series of actions expressing the GAM principle of Palgwe. GAM represents water and the principle teaches us that we must proceed with confidence when facing difficulty and hardship if we are to overcome them.

Palgwe 7 JANG

Palgwe 3 JANG

Palgwe 4 (SA JANG): Jin - Symbolizes thunder.

Palgwe 5 (OH JANG) - A series of actions expressing the SEON principle of Palgwe. SEON represents the wind. While wind can be terrible as in a tornado, the nature of wind is gentle. This principle teaches us that we must remain humble in mind, and only act forcefully when we must.

Palgwe 4 (SA JANG) - A series of actions expressing the JIN principle of Palgwe. JIN represents thunder. Thunder and lightening are sources of fear and danger. This principle teaches us that we must remain calm and brave when faced with danger and fear.

Palgwe 3 (SAM JANG) - A series of actions expressing the RI principle of Palgwe. RI represents fire and the sun. Fire gives us warmth and the sun gives us light, and both represent hope. It should be performed rhythmically, with some outbursts of energy and with passion.

Palgwe 1 JANG

Palgwe 8 JANG

Palgwe 6 JANG

​Palgwe IL JANG -A series of actions expressing the KEON principle of Palgwe. KEON represents heaven and light, which is the beginning of everything.

Palgwe 3 (SAM JANG): Ri - Symbolizes fire and sun.

Palgwe 2 JANG

Palgwe 5 (OH JANG): Seon – Symbolizes wind.

Palgwe 8 (PAL JANG) - A series of actions expressing the GON principle of Palgwe, which is defined as the quality of being receptive. GON represents the earth, which is the cradle of life. It is the earth that embodies the creative forces of heaven.

Palgwe 7 (CHIL JANG) - A series of actions expressing the GAN principle of Palgwe. GAN represents the Mountain. It teaches us that we must attain the stability of the mountain. We must not act in a hasty manner and should know when to proceed and when to stop.

Palgwe 7 (CHIL JANG): Gan – Symbolizes the mountain.

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Palgwe 4 JANG

Palgwe 8 (PAL JANG): Gon – Symbolizes the earth.

The words Taegeuk and Palgwe essentially represent the same thing, the universe. Taegeuk literally translated means, “bigness” (Tae) and “eternity” (Geuk). Palgwe means, “The eight (Pal) trigrams (Gwe)”. They are derived from the I Ching, (易經) The Book of Changes. In the I Ching the universe is divided into eight subsequent combinations of the major forces, um (陰) and yang (陽). Each combination is represented by a symbol called a trigram, representing heaven, earth and man.

​​- Ronald A. Southwick

Palgwe 1 (IL JANG): Keon - Symbolizes haven and light.

Palgwe 2 (YI JANG): Tae - Symbolizes joyfulness.

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