Heian, Píng’ān, Pyeong-an

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Heian refers to a series of forms mentioned in the textbook Taekwondo (1) written by 최홍희 (Choi Hong-hui). More formally part of Karate, the forms were omitted from later editions of the textbook, and are consequently no longer learnt by students of Taekwondo.

Interpretation

Heian means “peaceful and calm”.

  1. Heian Shodan
  2. Heian Nidan
  3. Heian Sandan
  4. Heian Yondan
  5. Heian Godan

References

  1. Taekwondo, Choi Hong-hi (Second Edition, 1965) (Daeha Publication Company, Seoul)

Korean Date

The date today is,

4349 년 12 월 25 일 (4349, Month 12 Day 25) (20 February 2017 CE)

This is the date according to the traditional lunisolar calendar of Korea. (Note that this is not an authoritative calculation; I’m still working on the details.) The years count back to the legendary founding of Korea by 단군 왕검 (Dan-gun Wanggeom).