8th kup (Yellow Belt)

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 7th 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)

  • Dan 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 – 4

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
21 moves.
Dan Gun is named after the holy Dan Gun, the legindary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C.
What are the Tenets of TaekwonDo?
Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self-Control
Indomitable Spirit
Describe Integrity
Korean for StrikeTaerigi
Korean for FrontAp
Korean for SideYop
Korean for BackDwit
Korean for Knifehand guarding blockSonkal daebi makgi
Korean for High obverse punchAp Joomuk Nopunde Baro Jirugi
Korean for Twin forearm blockSang palmok makgi
Korean for outer forearm rising blockBakat palmok chookyo makgi
Korean for knife hand outwards strikeSonkal bakuro taerigi
Korean for Front Obverse Punch
Ap Joomuk Jirugi
Describe Continuous motion. Why do we use it?2 techniques, 2 full knee-springs, 1 continuous breath.
Always starts with a block. Allows an instant response to an attack (either another block or a counter)

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:

Dan Gun

Movements: 21

Meaning: Dan Gun is named after the holy Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C.

(Pattern meaning must be learned word for word)

Diagram

Ready Posture: Parallel Ready Stance

1. 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)

2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the right fist.

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde daebi makgi)

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

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

5. 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)

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

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

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

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

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

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a twin forearm block to E.

(Niunja so sang palmok makgi)

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

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

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

(Niunja so sang palmok makgi)

12. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F while executing a high punch to F with the left fist.

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

13. 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)

14. Execute a rising block with the left forearm, maintaining the left walking stance toward C.

(Gunnun so palmok chookyo makgi)

Perform 13 and 14 in a continuous motion.

15. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the right forearm.

(Gunnun so palmok chookyo makgi)

16. 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)

17. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the right forearm.

(Gunnun so palmok chookyo makgi)

18. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle outward strike to B with the left knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde bakuro taerigi)

19. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the right fist.

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

20. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle outward strike to A with the right knife-hand.

(Niunja so sonkal kaunde bakuro taerigi)

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

(Gunnun so nopunde jirugi)

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