Green signifies the plant’s growth as TaekwonDo skills begin to develop

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

Grading Requirements

(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)

  • Yul Gok
  • 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):

Juniors: 1 – 4

Adults 1 – 6

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 light contact only.

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 Blue Belt
What are the Tenets of TaekwonDo?
Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self-Control
Indomitable Spirit
Describe Indomitable Spirit
Korean DownwardNaeryo
Korean for UpwardsOllyo
Korean for JumpingTwigi
What height is the ap cha busigi performed in Yul Gok tul?Kaunde (Middle)
Korean for Back heeldwit-chook
Korean for X stance. Be able to describe and demonstrate the stance correctly.Kyocha sogi
Korean for Closed stance. Be able to describe and demonstrate the stance correctly.Moa sogi
Korean for Palm hooking blockSonbadak golcho makgi
Korean for front elbow strikeAp palkup taerigi
Korean for twin knife hand blockSang sonkal makgi
What height is the ap cha busigi performed in Yul Gok tul?Najunde (Low)
Korean for double forearm blockDoo palmok makgi
Describe Connecting motion. Why do we use it?2 techniques, 1 knee-spring, 1 breath-control (at end of 2nd the technique). Used to 'set up' the opponent for counter attack.

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:

Yul Gok

Movements: 38

Meaning: Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584) nicknamed the ‘Confucius of Korea’. The 38 movements of this pattern represent his birthplace on 38 degrees latitude and the diagram represents the word ‘scholar’.

(Pattern meaning must be learned word for word)

Diagram

Ready Posture: Parallel Ready Stance

1. Move the left foot to B forming a sitting stance toward D while extending the left fist to D horizontally.

(Annun sogi)

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)

Perform 2 and 3 in a fast motion.

4. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a sitting stance toward D while extending the right fist to D horizontally.

(Annun sogi)

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

(Annun so wen joomuk kaunde ap jirugi)

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

(Annun so orun joomuk kaunde ap jirugi)

Perform 5 and 6 in a fast motion.

7. Move the right foot to AD forming a right walking stance toward AD while executing a middle side block to AD with the right inner forearm.

(Gunnun so anpalmok kaunde yop makgi)

8. Execute a low front snap kick to AD with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 7.

(Najunde apcha busigi)

9. Lower the left foot to AD forming a left walking stance toward AD while executing a middle punch to AD with the left fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

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

(Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)

Perform 9 and 10 in a fast motion.

11. Move the left foot to BD forming a left walking stance toward BD at the same time executing a middle side block to BD with the left inner forearm.

(Gunnun so anpalmok kaunde yop makgi)

12. Execute a low front snap kick to BD with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 11.

(Najunde apcha busigi)

13. Lower the right foot to BD forming a right walking stance toward BD while executing a middle punch to BD with the right fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

14. Execute a middle punch to BD with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward BD.

(Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)

Perform 13 and 14 in a fast motion.

15. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the right palm while forming a right walking stance toward D, pivoting with the left foot.

(Gunnun so sonbadak kaunde golcho makgi)

16. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the left palm while maintaining a right walking stance toward D.

(Gunnun so sonbadak kaunde bandae golcho makgi)

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

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

Perform 16 and 17 in a connecting motion.

18. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle hooking block to D with the left palm.

(Gunnun so sonbadak kaunde golcho makgi)

19. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the right palm while maintaining a left walking stance toward D.

(Gunnun so sonbadak kaunde bandae golcho makgi)

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

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

Perform 19 and 20 in a connecting motion.

21. 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)

22. Turn the face toward D forming a right bending ready stance A toward D.

(Guburyo junbi sogi A)

23. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the left foot.

(Kaunde yopcha jirugi)

24. Lower the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while striking the left palm with the right front elbow.

(Gunnun so ap palkup bandae taerigi)

25. Turn the face toward C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C.

(Guburyo junbi sogi A)

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

(Kaunde yopcha jirugi)

27. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while striking the right palm with the left front elbow.

(Gunnun so ap palkup bandae taerigi)

28. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a twin knife-hand block.

(Niunja so sang sonkal makgi)

29. 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)

30. Move the right foot to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin knife-hand block.

(Niunja so sang sonkal makgi)

31. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F while executing a middle thrust to F with the left straight finger tip.

(Gunnun so sun sonkut kaunde tulgi)

32. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high side block to C with the left outer forearm.

(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde yop makgi)

33. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward C.

(Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)

34. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high side block to C with the right outer forearm.

(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde yop makgi)

35. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward C.

(Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)

36. Jump to C forming a left X-stance toward B while executing a high side strike to C with the left back fist.

(Twigi, wen kyocha so dung joomuk nopunde yop taerigi)

37. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A at the same time executing a high block to A with the right double forearm.

(Gunnun so doo palmok nopunde makgi)

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

(Gunnun so doo palmok nopunde makgi)

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