Our system is based on Kenvin Form Tae Kwon Do, a traditional, 1600-year old system of Tae Kwon Do brought back from Korea by Master Richard Kenvin. The Forms are an integral part of our system and when done properly, provide many benefits, including development of balance, body and muscle tone, endurance, proper breathing, stretching, and overall health and mind/body balance. They can be performed in three distinct timings--"willow" which is a flowing, peaceful style of movement that you might find similar to Tai Chi practice, "Isometric" which emphasizes stretching, and "Blood Flow" which emphasizes hard, fast movement focusing the power of the mind, body, emotions in a single instant.
The Kenvin Forms are a set of nine base forms comprising 406 distinct movements and five staff forms.
The order and sequence that you see here is the sequence in which the forms are taught, and the sequence of the forms in all rank tests. Note that our system uses a cumulative approach to rank testing; a student testing for rank must know and perform the forms for the level they're testing for, and for all previous rank levels. For example, a student testing for Green Belt must know and perform all forms for White and Yellow levels. A student testing for 1st degree Black Belt must perform the entire forms system in order.