GRADING INFORMATION

10th Kup Grading

White belt (going for yellow tag)

  • 10 Press ups

  • 10 Sit ups

  • 10 Straight jumps

  • Four directional punch (Saju Jirugi)

  • Four directional block (Saju Makgi)

  • Sitting stance single punch (Annun so jirugi)

  • Front rising kick (Apcha ollogi)

  • Walking stance middle obverse punch (Gunnun so kaunde baro jirugi)

  • Walking stance middle inner forearm block (Gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi)

  • Walking stance middle inner forearm block and middle reverse punch (Gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi wa kaunde bandae jirugi)

  • Front snap kick (Apcha busigi)

 

THEORY

What are the tenets of Taekwon-Do?

Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit

What country does Taekwon-Do come from?

Korea

 

What is the training suit called in Korean?

Dobok

 

What is the training area/hall called in Korean?

Dojang

Who is your Instructor?

Jonathan Marshall V Dan

Who founded Taekwon-Do?

Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi

9th Kup Grading

Yellow tag (going for yellow belt)

  • 20 Press ups

  • 20 Sit ups

  • 20 Straight jumps

  • Four directional block (Saju Makgi)

  • Pattern Chon-Ji (Chon-Ji tul)

  • Sitting stance two continuous punches (Annun so doo jirugi)

  • Front snap kick then walking stance obverse punch and reverse punch (Apcha busigi wa gunnun so baro jirugi wa bandae jirugi)

  • Front rising kick (Apcha ollogi)

  • Walking stance middle block reverse punch (Gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi wa bandae jirugi)

  • L-Stance middle inner forearm block ( Niunja so kaunde an palmok makgi)

  • L-Stance forearm guarding block (Niunja so palmok daebi makgi)

THEORY

 

What is the meaning of pattern Chon-Ji?

Means literally "the heaven and the earth". It is in the Orient, it is interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. The pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth.

What is low section in Korean?

Najunde

 

What is the training suit called in Korean?

Dobok

 

What is the training area/hall called in Korean?

Dojang

 

What is walking stance in Korean?

Gunnun sogi

 

What country is Taekwon-Do from?

Korea

8th Kup Grading

Yellow belt (going for green tag)

  • 20 Press ups

  • 20 Sit ups

  • 20 Straight jumps

  • Pattern Chon-Ji (Chon-Ji tul)

  • Pattern Dan-Gun (Dan-Gun tul)

  • Walking stance low block rising block ( Gunnun so najunde bakat palmok makgi wa chukyo makgi)

  • Front snap kick then walking stance obverse punch then reverse punch ( Apcha busigi wa gunnun so baro jirug wa bandae jirugi)

  • L-stance outward knife hand side strike ( Niunja so wa bakuro sonkal yop taerigi)

  • L-stance knife hand guarding block ( Niunja so wa palmok daebi makgi)

  • L-stance Twin forearm block (Niunja so wa sang palmok makgi)

  • Three step sparring (Sambo matsogi)

THEORY

 

What is the meaning of Dan-Gun?

Is named after the holy Dan-Gun, legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 BC.

Who founded Taekwon-Do?

Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi

What does I.T.F stand for?

International Taekwon-Do Federation

What is middle section in Korean?

Kaunde

What does yellow belt mean?

Signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the foundation of Taekwon-Do is being laid.

What does U.T.A stand for?

Unified Taekwon-Do Association

7th Kup Grading

Green tag (going for green belt)

  • 20 Press ups

  • 20 Sit ups

  • 20 Straight jumps

  • Pattern Dan-Gun (Dan-Gun tul)

  • Pattern Do-San (Do-San tul)

  • Three step sparring (Sambo matsogi)

  • Semi free sparring (Ban jayo matsogi) basic

  • Walking stance wedging block (Gunnun so hecho makgi)

  • Left and right side piercing kick (Yop cha jirugi)

  • Left and right turning kick (Dollyo chagi)

THEORY

 

What is the meaning of Do-San?

Is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

What does green belt mean?

Signifies the plant's growth as the Taekwon-Do skills begin to develop.

 

What is walking stance called in Korean?

Gunnun sogi

 

What is high section called in Korean?

Napunde

 

What is the name of your Taekwon-Do School?

Joint Royston and Melbourn Taekwon-Do School

 

What is L-stance called in Korean?

Niunja sogi

6th Kup Grading

Green belt (going for blue tag)

  • 20 Press ups

  • 20 Sit ups

  • 20 Straight jumps

  • Pattern Do-San (Do-San tul)

  • Pattern Won-Hyo (Won-Hyo tul)

  • Three step sparring (Sambo matsogi)

  • Semi free sparring (Ban jayo matsogi)

  • Free sparring (Jayo matsogi)

  • Left and right side piercing kick (Yop cha jirugi)

  • Left and right turning kick (Dollyo chagi)

  • Left & right back piercing kick (Dwit cha jirugi)

THEORY

 

What is the meaning of Won-Hyo?

Won Hyo was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.

What is knife hand called in Korean?

Sonkal

Who founded Taekwon-Do?

Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi

What is fixed stance called in Korean?

Gojung sogi

What does Tae-Kwon-Do mean?

"Tae" means to kick or smash with the foot. "Kwon" means to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. "Do" means an art or way.

What is side kick called in Korean?

Yop cha jirugi

5th Kup Grading

Blue tag (going for blue belt)

  • 20 Press ups

  • 20 Sit ups

  • 20 Straight jumps

  • Pattern Won-Hyo (Won-Hyo tul)

  • Pattern Yul-Gok (Yul-Gok tul)

  • Three step sparring (Sambo matsogi)

  • One step sparring (Ilbo matsogi)

  • Two step sparring (Ibo matsogi)

  • Free sparring (Jayo matsogi)

  • Self-defence - releasing motions

  • Left and right side piercing kick (Yop cha jirugi)

  • Left and right turning kick (Dollyo chagi)

  • Left and right reverse turning kick (Bandae dollyo chagi)

THEORY

 

What is the meaning of Yul-Gok?

Yul Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea". The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birth place on 38 degrees latitude and the diagram represents "scholar".

What is the meaning of blue belt?

Signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

What is a punch called in Korean?

Jirugi

What is the training hall called in Korean?

Dojang

What is hooking block called in Korean?

Golcho makgi

What is front elbow strike in Korean?

Ap palkup taerigi