Yellow signifies the Earth, from which the plant sprouts and takes root as the TaekwonDo foundation is being laid.

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

Grading Requirements

For promotion to 6th 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)

  • Do San
  • 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

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
What are the Tenets of TaekwonDo?
Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self-Control
Indomitable Spirit
Describe Perseverance
Korean for ThrustTulgi
Korean for FingertipsSonkut
Korean for Back-fistDung Joomuk
Korean for foot swordBalkal
Korean for Outer forearm high side blockBakat palmok nopunde yop makgi
Korean for Middle reverse punchKaunde bandae jirugi
Korean for Straight spear finger thrustSon sonkut tulgi
Korean for 'release from grab'Jappy yol sol tae
Korean for Back-fist high side strikeDung joomuk nopunde yop taerigi
Korean for Outer forearm wedging blockBakat palmok hetcho makgi
Korean for Middle front snap kickKaunde ap cha busigi
Describe Fast motion. Why do we use it?Almost always 2 attacks. 2 techniques, 2 breaths, but a shortened knee-spring on the 2nd movement.

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:

Do San

Movements: 24

Meaning: Do San is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1878-1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

(Pattern meaning must be learned word for word)

Diagram

Ready Posture: Parallel Ready Stance

  1. Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a high side block to B with the left outer forearm.(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde yop makgi)
  2. Execute a middle punch to B with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward B.
    (Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)
  3. Move the left foot on line AB, and then turn clockwise to form a right walking stance toward A while executing a high side block to A with the right outer forearm.(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde yop makgi)
  4. Execute a middle punch to A with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward A.
    (Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)
  5. 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)
  1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with the right straight fingertip.(Gunnun so sun sonkut kaunde tulgi)
  2. Twist the right knife-hand together with the body counter clockwise until its palm faces downward and then move the left foot to D, turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward D while executing a high side strike to D with the left back fist.(Jappyosul tae, gunnun so dung joomuk nopunde yop taerigi)
  3. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high side strike to D with the right back fist. (Gunnun so dung joomuk nopunde yop taerigi)
  4. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward E while executing a high side block to E with the left outer forearm.(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde yop makgi)
  5. Execute a middle punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E.
    (Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)
  1. Move the left foot on line EF, and then turn clockwise to form a right walking stance toward F while executing a high side block to F with the right outer forearm.(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde yop makgi)
  2. Execute a middle punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F.
    (Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)
  3. Move the left foot to CE forming a left walking stance toward CE, at the same time executing a high wedging block to CE with the outer forearm.(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde hechyo makgi)
  4. Execute a middle front snap kick to CE with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 13.(Kaunde apcha busigi)
  5. Lower the right foot to CE forming a right walking stance toward CE while executing a middle punch to CE with the right fist.(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)
  6. Execute a middle punch to CE with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward CE.(Gunnun so kaunde bandae jirugi)Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion.
  1. Move the right foot to CF forming a right walking stance toward CF while executing a high wedging block to CF with the outer forearm.(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde hechyo makgi)
  2. Execute a middle front snap kick to CF with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 17.(Gunnun so bakat palmok nopunde hechyo makgi)
  3. Lower the left foot to CF forming a left walking stance toward CF while executing a middle punch to CF with the left fist.(Kaunde apcha busigi)
  4. Execute a middle punch to CF with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward CF.(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)Perform 19 and 20 in a fast motion.
  5. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the left forearm.(Gunnun so palmok chookyo makgi)
  6. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with the right forearm.(Gunnun so palmok chookyo makgi)
  7.  Move the left foot to B, turning counter clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle side strike to B with the left knife-hand.

(Annun so wen sonkal kaunde yop taerigi)

24. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle side strike to A with the right knife-hand.

(Annun so orun sonkal kaunde yop taerigi)

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