For my 3rd dan exam I am required to develop 8-10 self defense combinations and I thought it would be interesting to explore one form in-depth to demonstrate the applications.
Let me state first that I am a Taekwondo practitioner and our curriculum does not contain applications of forms for self-defense, only one-step sparring. I thought it would be interesting to explore this concept and present a case to our grandmaster. Recently I asked him for his thoughts about developing self-defense interpretations from the forms and his response, in-summary was, "I'm not sure. I'd have to see what it looks like."
Our curriculum contains (up to my level):
- Kicho series (beginner)
- Pyung Ahn series (Pinan/Heian)
- Palgue series
- Naihanchi series
- Ship-soo (Jitte)
- Jindo (Chinto)
- WTF black belt forms: Koryo, Keumgang
I would like to ask you all which one you feel I should select to develop a strong case to present to the grandmaster. Keep in mind I am studying this for the first time.