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UST’s Gabriel takes gold in individual male Poomsae meet

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The 2nd half of the UAAP Taekwondo tournament, after the kyorugi (sparring) tournament, is the poomsae tournament. Poomsae, or pumsae, when translated means form and requires much discipline to successfully master. The forms performed by the jins have been determined weeks prior to the tournament.

The UAAP Poomsae meet is a one-day contest broken down into 5 categories. This recap will focus on the 1st event: the Individual Male category. Each category is broken down into the elimination round with the top 3 going to the finals while each round would consist of 2 forms. 5 judges are designated to score each performance.

The jins performing are as follows: (By order of performance)

SCHOOL
JIN
*UEChris Paul Mirasol
DLSURaphael Enrico Mella
UPDustin Jacob Mella
USTVidal Marvin Gabriel
FEUPrikern Leighry Balbuena
NUAlfred Joseph Avila
ADMUJustin Emmanuel de Leon

*UE withdrew from the competition

The Forms

Taegeuk 6 or Taegeuk Yuk Jang

The trigram represented in this form is water. Characteristics of water are incessant flow and softness. Thus, jins must display the flowing, powerful and cleansing characteristics of water.

Koryo

Koryo, or Goryeo, is the name of an old Korean dynasty that defeated the Mongolian invaders. The Goryeo spirit of strength and coordination must be represented by the jins in their performance.

Here are the performances of each jin based on ranking.

Source: Taekwondo Bible

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Ateneo de Manila University Blue Jin
Justin Emmanuel de Leon

Taeguek 6 or Taegeuk Yuk Jang


Koryo


ADMUTaegeuk 6KoryoTotal
Justin de Leon77.047.02

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National University Bulldog
Alfred Joseph Avila

Taeguek 6 or Taegeuk Yuk Jang


Koryo


NUTaegeuk 6KoryoTotal
Alfred Joseph Avila7.177.05

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Far Eastern University Tamaraw
Prikern Leighry Balbuena

Taeguek 6 or Taegeuk Yuk Jang


Koryo


FEUTaegeuk 6KoryoTotal
Prikern Balbuena7.246.977.11

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De La Salle University Green Jin
Raphael Enrico Mella

Taeguek 6 or Taegeuk Yuk Jang


Koryo


DLSUTaegeuk 6KoryoTotal
Raphael Mella7.977.87.89

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University of the Philippines Fighting Maroon
Dustin Jacob Mella

Taeguek 6 or Taegeuk Yuk Jang


Koryo


UPTaegeuk 6KoryoTotal
Dustin Mella8.18.078.09

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University of Santo Tomas Tiger Jin
Vidal Marvin Gabriel

Taeguek 6 or Taegeuk Yuk Jang


Koryo


UPTaegeuk 6KoryoTotal
Marvin Gabriel
8.28.178.18

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The top 3 placers: DLSU’s Raphael Enrico Mella (7.89), UP’s Dustin Jacob Mella (8.09) and UST’s Vidal Marvin Gabriel (8.18) advance to the finals. The order of performances for the finals is based on the scores from the elimination round with the 3rd performing first.

Forms

Taeback

Taeback is defined as lightness. In Korean folklore, it is said that Dangun, the founder of the first Korean Kingdom, established the first Korean nation at Taeback, at the bottom of Korea’s great mountain Baekdoo. The jin’s performance must exemplify determination and hardness resembling the mountain Baekdoo.

Pyongwon

Pyongwon is loosely defined as a stretch and vast plain. The form is based on the idea of peace and struggle stemming out from the principles of origin and use. The jins are required to concentrate their force in the lower abdomen, the source of human strength, as symbolized by the plain.

Here are the performances of each jin based on ranking.

Source: Taekwondo Bible

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De La Salle University Green Jin
Raphael Enrico Mella

Taeback


Pyongwon


DLSUTaebackPyongwonTotal
Raphael Mella8.148.18.12

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University of the Philippines Fighting Maroon
Dustin Jacob Mella

Taeback


Pyongwon


UPTaebackPyongwonTotal
Dustin Mella8.347.978.16

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University of Santo Tomas Tiger Jin
Vidal Marvin Gabriel

Taeback


Pyongwon


USTTaebackPyongwonTotal
Vidal Gabriel8.378.28.29

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