Red signifies Danger, cautioning the student to exercise control, and warning the opponent to stay away

Black: Opposite to white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in TaekwonDo.  It is also a symbol of the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.

Grading Requirements

For promotion to 1st kup

(at the discretion of the Examiner; not in any particular order)

Please remember that anything from previous gradings may also be required by the Examiner

Patterns (Tul)

  • Hwa Rang
  • All previous Tul
  • Exercises: Sajo Jirugi & Sajo Makgi

Linework

The Examiner will instruct students to perform a variety of techniques relevant to grade

Note: A senior student may demonstrate the techniques required.

Pre-Arranged Sparring

  • 3 step sparring (Sambo Matsogi) 1 – 6
  • 2 step sparring (Ibo Matsogi) 1 – 6

 

  • 1 step sparring (Ilbo Matsogi) – Traditional & Advanced

Free Sparring (Jayoo Matsogi)

You will be expected to spar with other students, demonstrating a variety of attacking, defensive and counter- attacking techniques and combinations, using an appropriate level of contact.

Breaking

You will be asked to break a single breaking-board with any hand technique of your choice (not elbow strike) and any kick of your choice (not jumping). Perform the same technique using both sides.

Pad Work/Fitness

You may be asked to perform various techniques using focus pads or kick-shields, and a short fitness ‘spirit test’. Do your best and keep pushing until the end. This is a demonstration of Indomitable Spirit – one of the Tenets of TaekwonDo.

New Theory Terms:

Please learn these new words/terms. Don’t forget all your previous theory!

QuestionAnswer
Pattern Meaning & Number of Moves
Meaning of Black Belt
Korean for Vertical Stance. Be able to describe and demonstrate the stance correctly.Soojik sogi
Korean for Palm pushing blockSonbadak miro makgi
Korean for Upwards punchOllyo jirugi
Korean for Knifehand downwards strikeSonkal naeryo taerigi
Korean for Side elbow trustYop palkup tulgi
Korean for Inner forearm high side-front blockAn palmok nopunde yopap makgi
Korean for High turning kickNopunde dollyo chagi

Theory Test

When you are ready, take your theory test here. New theory terms are on this page, but the test may include terminology from previous gradings. You will need to complete the test, scoring 70% in order to pass your grading; you can take the test as many times as you like. Once you have passed, the results will be saved to your student record.

You may also be asked questions during your grading.

Pattern:

Hwa Rang

Movements: 29

Meaning: Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa Rang youth group that originated in the Silla dynasty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division commanded by General Choi in 1953 where TaekwonDo was developed into maturity

(Pattern meaning must be learned word for word)

Diagram

Ready Posture: Close Ready Stance C

1. Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle pushing block to D with the left palm.

(Annun so wen sonbadak kaunde yobap miro makgi)

2. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

(Annun so orun joomuk kaunde ap jirugi)

3. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

(Annun so wen joomuk kaunde ap jirugi)

4. Execute a twin forearm block while forming a left L-stance toward A, pivoting with the left foot.

(Niunja so sang palmok makgi)

5. Execute an upward punch with the left fist while pulling the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward A.

(Niunja so baro ollyo jirugi)

6. Execute a middle punch to A with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward A in a sliding motion.

(Gojung so kaunde yop jirugi)

7. Execute a downward strike with the right knife-hand while forming a left vertical stance toward A, pulling the right foot.

(Soojik so sonkal bandae naeryo taerigi)

8. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.

(Gunnun so palmok najunde makgi)

10. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

11. Pull the left foot toward the right foot while bringing the left palm to the right forefist, at the same time bending the right elbow about 45 degrees outward.

12. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot while pulling both hands in the opposite direction and then lower it to D forming a left L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand.

(Kaunde yopcha jirugi, niunja so sonkal kaunde bakuro taerigi)

13. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

14. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D at the same time executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

15. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

16. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a middle thrust to E with the right straight finger tip.

(Gunnun so sun sonkut kaunde tulgi)

17. Move the right foot on line EF forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

18. Execute a high turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to F.

(Nopunde dollyo chagi)

19. Execute a high turning kick to CF with the left foot and then lower it to F forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand.

(Nopunde dollyo chagi, niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion.

20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm.

(Gunnun so palmok najunde makgi)

21. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.

(Niunja so kaunde baro jirugi)

22. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist. (Niunja so kaunde baro jirugi)

23. Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.

(Niunja so kaunde baro jirugi)

24. Execute a pressing block with an X-fist while forming a left walking stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C.

(Gunnun so kyocha joomuk noollo makgi)

25. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion forming a right L-stance toward D while thrusting to C with the right side elbow.

(Niunja so yop palkup tulgi)

26. Bring the left foot to the right foot, turning counter clockwise to form a close stance toward B while executing a side front block with the right inner forearm while extending the left forearm to the side downward.

(Moa so orun anpalmok yobap makgi)

27. Execute a side front block with the left inner forearm, extending the right forearm to the side downward while maintaining a close stance toward B.

(Moa so wen anpalmok yobap makgi)

28. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

29. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

END: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture.