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금강 (geumgang), which means diamond / mountain, symbolizes hardness, or that which is too strong to be broken. This form refers to the mountain called 금강산 (Keumgangsan), which is considered the centre of Korean national spirit, and is a symbol of immovability and the immutability. Just as a diamond exhibits hardness, and beauty through clarity, this form must express the spiritual strength necessary to cut through all distractions presented by life.

See: Mount Kumgang on Wikipedia.

Video[]

The Kukkiwon video for this form is here.


Diagram[]

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Keumgang 3D.png


Written Instructions[]

First going forward...[]

Chambering for the Inner Forearm Opening Block

Inner Forearm Opening Block

Palmheel Jaw Strike

Then going backward...[]

Then going left...[]

Large Hinge Block

Mountain Block

Then going right...[]

Diamond Block

Going left again, back to the starting point...[]

References[]

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