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

Grading Requirements

For promotion to 3rd 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)

  • Joong Gun
  • 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 Matsoki)

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 step sparringIlbo matsogi
Korean for Rear foot stance. Be able to describe and demonstrate the stance correctly.Dwit bal sogi
Korean for Low stance. Be able to describe and demonstrate the stance correctly.Nachuo sogi
Korean for Reverse knife-hand side blockSonkal dung yop makgi
Korean for Palm upwards blockSonbadak ollyo makgi
Korean for upwards elbow strikeWi palkup taerigi
Korean for Twin vertical punchSang sewo jirugi
Korean for Twin upset punchSang dwijibo jirugi
Korean for X-fist rising blockKyocha joomuk chookyo makgi
Korean for Palm pressing blockSonbadak noollo makgi
Korean for Angle punchGiokja jirugi
Korean for U-Shaped punchDigutja makgi
Explain Slow Motion. Why do we use it?1 movement, 1 knee-spring, 1 breath. Everything finishes at the same moment. Used to develop balance, timing and muscle control.

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:

Joong Gun

Movements: 32

Meaning: Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea- Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910)

(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 reverse knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal dung kaunde makgi)

2. Execute a low side front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1.

(Najunde yobap cha busigi)

3. Lower the left foot to B and then move the right foot to B forming a left rear foot stance toward B while executing an upward block with a right palm.

(Dwitbal so sonbadak bandae ollyo makgi)

4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle block to A with a right reverse knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal dung kaunde makgi)

5. Execute a low side front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4.

(Najunde yobap cha busigi)

6. Lower the right foot to A and then move the left foot to A forming a right rear foot stance toward A while executing an upward block with a left palm.

(Dwitbal so sonbadak bandae ollyo makgi)

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

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

8. Execute a right upper elbow strike while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.

(Gunnun so wi palkup bandae taerigi)

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

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

10. Execute a left upper elbow strike while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D.

(Gunnun so wi palkup bandae taerigi)

11. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist.

(Gunnun so sang joomuk nopunde sewo jirugi)

12. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with a twin fist.

(Gunnun so sang joomuk dwijibo jirugi)

13. Move the right foot on line CD and then turn counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with an X-fist.

(Gunnun so kyocha joomuk chookyo makgi)

14. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a high side strike to E with the left back fist.

(Niunja so dung joomuk nopunde yop taerigi)

15. Twist the left fist counter clockwise until the back fist faces downward, at the same time forming a left walking stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E.

(Gunnun so jappyosul tae)

16. Execute a high punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E.

(gunnun so nopunde bandae jirugi)

Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion.

17. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a high side strike to F with a right back fist.

(Niunja so dung joomuk nopunde yop taerigi)

18. Twist the right fist clockwise until the back fist faces downward, at the same time forming a right walking stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F.

(Gunnun so jappyosul tae)

19. Execute a high punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F.

(Gunnun so nopunde bandae jirugi)

Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion.

20. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with a left double forearm.

(Gunnun so doo palmok nopunde makgi)

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

(Niunja so kaunde yop jirugi)

22. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.

(Kaunde yopcha jirugi)

23. Lower 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)

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

(Niunja so kaunde yop jirugi)

25. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the left foot.

(Kaunde yopcha jirugi)

26. Lower the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm.

(Niunja so palmok kaunde daebi makgi)

27. Execute a pressing block with the right palm while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C.

(Nachuo so sonbadak bandae noollo makgi)

Perform in slow motion.

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

(Niunja so palmok kaunde daebi makgi)

29. Execute a pressing block with the left palm while forming a right low stance toward C, slipping the right foot to C.

(Nachuo so sonbadak bandae noollo makgi)

Perform in a slow motion.

30. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a close stance toward A while executing an angle punch with the right fist.

(Moa so orun giokja jirugi)

Perform in slow motion.

31. Move the right foot to A forming a right fixed stance toward A while executing a U-shape block to A.

(Gojung so digutja makgi)

32. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to B forming a left fixed stance toward B, at the same time executing a U-shape block to B.

(Gojung so digutja makgi)

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