Head of the Chung Do Kwan, Korea, Grand Master Kim Yong Ho introduced new poomsae to his students in 2001. These 8 poomsae/ patterns/ forms are known as Pal Chung Do Poomsae.

What makes these poomsae special is the breathing exercise that precedes each one. A beautiful combination of slow, precise, Qigong breathing exercises followed by a powerful, technical flowing poomsae.

In oriental philosophy all parts of the body are linked like a chain. Hence, all bodily functions are represented on the hands and feet. By touching certain parts of your hands and using correct abdominal breathing, energy can be transferred to strengthen the relevant internal organs.

Instead of the traditional ready position at the start of a poomsae, Pal Jung Do uses a unique stepping-breathing exercise which gradually becomes more advanced depending on the level of poomsae. All eight of these exercises are designed to strengthen different internal organs and your mind.

In the table below are the names and meaning of the poomsae and which vital organs they help strengthen.

Pal Jung Do Poomsae Foot that moves from attention position Vital Organ Meaning
Jung Shim Left Lungs Righteous Spirit
Jung Eui Right Large Intestines Righteous Loyalty
Jung Shin Right Stomach Righteous Faith
Jung Nyum Left Spleen Righteous Thought
Jung In Right Gallbladder Righteous Generosity
Jung Hyo Left Liver Righteous Filial Piety
Jung Haeng Left Heart Righteous Action
Jung Do Right Small Intestines Righteous Path

A series of eight Pal Mudo Poomsae have also been introduced by Grand Master Kim Yong Ho for Dan Grades.