- Jun 8, 2020
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anybody have any idea why the palgue forms so prevalent in my neck of the woods (west Michigan US)? I've recently been trying to do group workouts with other schools near mine, within about 25 miles. It's been a lot of fun! Some really good schools, a few not so great schools, but all of them with lots of passionate participants. One thing I noticed is all of the schools we trained with that called themselves TKD except ours do the palgue series of forms. The common theme is they don't do them in any particular order (9th gup belts doing Palgue sam jang as the only form they know?) and are not even a little familiar with the Taegeuk poomsae or even the older Pyung ahn. Any idea how a collection of forms that was so short lived in Korea has become the prevalent forms in my area? I will add that many of the TKD schools didn't know any lineage beyond one generation removed from their current instructor. It's an interesting phenomenon and I can't place it.