Blue signifies the Heaven towards which the plant grows into a towering tree and training in TaekwonDo progresses

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

Grading Requirements

For promotion to 2nd 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)

  • Toi Gye (pronounced Twe-ke)
  • 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

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.

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 Red Belt
Korean 1 Side-backYop dwi
Korean for Self DefenceHosin Sul
Korean for Upset fingertip thrustDwijibun Sonkut tulgi
Korean for Back-fist side-back strikeDung joomuk yopdwi taerigi
Korean for Twin side elbow trustSang palkup tulgi
Korean for Outer forearm W-shpae blockBakat palmok san makgi
Korean for double forearm pushing blockDoo palmok miro makgi
Korean for flat fingertip high thrust open sonkut nopunde tulgi
Korean for Knifehand low guarding blockSonkal najunde daebi makgi

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:

Toi Gye

Movements: 37

Meaning: Toi Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16 century AD), an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37-degree latitude, and the diagram represents “scholar”.

(Pattern meaning must be learned word for word)

Diagram

Ready Posture: Close Ready Stance B

1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the left inner forearm.

(Niunja so anpalmok kaunde makgi)

2. Execute a low thrust to B with the right upset finger tip while forming a left walking stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B.

(Gunnun so dwijibun sonkut najunde tulgi)

3. Bring the left foot to the right foot to form a close stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the right back fist, extending the left arm to the side downward.

(Moa so orun dung joomuk yopdwi taerigi)

Perform in slow motion.

4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle block to A with the right inner forearm.

(Niunja so anpalmok kaunde makgi)

5. Execute a low thrust to A with the left upset finger tip while forming a right walking stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A.

(Gunnun so dwijibun sonkut najunde tulgi)

6. Bring the right foot to the left foot to form a close stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the left back fist, extending the right arm to the side downward.

(Moa so wen dung joomuk yopdwi taerigi)

Perform in slow motion.

7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a pressing block with an X-fist.

(Gunnun so kyocha joomuk noollo makgi)

8. Execute a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward D.

(Gunnun so sang joomuk nopunde sewo jirugi)

Perform 7 and 8 in a continuous motion.

9. Execute a middle front snap kick to D with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 8.

(Kaunde apcha busigi)

10. Lower 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. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D.

(Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)

12. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a close stance toward F while executing a twin side elbow thrust.

(Moa so sang yop palkup tulgi)

Perform in slow motion.

13. Move the right foot to F in a stamping motion forming a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the right outer forearm.

(Annun so bakat palmok san makgi)

14. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the left outer forearm.

(Annun so bakat palmok san makgi)

15. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the left outer forearm.

(Annun so bakat palmok san makgi)

16. Move the right foot to E in a stamping motion turning counter clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the right outer forearm.

(Annun so bakat palmok san makgi)

17. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the left outer forearm.

(Annun so bakat palmok san makgi)

18. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the left outer forearm.

(Annun so bakat palmok san makgi)

19. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a low pushing block to D with the left double forearm.

(Niunja so doo palmok najunde miro makgi)

20. Extend both hands upward as if to grab the opponent’s head while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.

(gunnun sogi)

21. Execute an upward kick with the right knee while pulling both hands downward.

(Moorup ollyo chagi)

22. Lower the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

23. Execute a low side front snap kick to C with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 22.

(Najunde yobap cha busigi)

24. Lower the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high thrust to C with the left flat finger tip.

(Gunnun so opun sonkut nopunde tulgi)

25. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

26. Execute a low side front snap kick to C with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 25. (Najunde yobap cha busigi)

27. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high thrust to C with the right flat finger tip.

(Gunnun so opun sonkut nopunde tulgi)

28. Move the right foot to D forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a side back strike to D with the right back fist and a low block to C with the left forearm.

(Niunja so dung joomuk baro yopdwi taerigi wa palmok najunde bandae makgi)

29. Jump to C forming a right X-stance toward A while executing a pressing block with an X-fist.

(Twigi, orun kyocha so kyocha joomuk noollo makgi)

30. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the right double forearm.

(Gunnun so doo palmok nopunde makgi)

31. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a low guarding block to B with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal najunde daebi makgi)

32. Execute a circular block to BD with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B.

(Gunnun so anpalmok dollimyo makgi)

33. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a low guarding block to A with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal najunde daebi makgi)

34. Execute a circular block to AD with the left inner forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A.

(Gunnun so anpalmok dollimyo makgi)

35. Execute a circular block to CE with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward CE.

(Gunnun so anpalmok dollimyo makgi)

36. Execute a circular block to AD with the left inner forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A.

(Gunnun so anpalmok dollimyo makgi)

37. Move the right foot on line AB to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

(Annun so orun joomuk kaunde jirugi)

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