9th kup (White Belt with Yellow Stripe)

9th kup (White Belt with Yellow Stripe)

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

Grading Requirements

For promotion to 8th 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)

  • Chon Ji
  • Exercises: Sajo Jirugi & Sajo Makgi

Linework

  • Push-ups: 20 counting aloud in Korean
  • 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 – 2

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
Chon Ji means literally the Heaven and The Earth. It is in the orient interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history. Therefore it is the initial pattern performed by the beginner. This pattern consists of two separate parts, one to represent the Heaven, the other the Earth.
19 movements
Meaning of Yellow Belt
What are the Tenets of TaekwonDo?
Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self-Control
Indomitable Spirit
Describe 'Courtesy'
Korean for PatternTul
Korean for 3 step sparringSambo Matsogi
Korean for L Stance. Be able to describe and demonstrate the stance correctly.
Which is the Primary Leg? Why?
Niunja Sogi
See Stances
Korean for InwardsAnnuro
Korean for OutwardsBakuro
Korean for Ball of the Foot (sometimes called front foot-sole)Ap Kumchi
Korean for Front snap kickAp Cha Busigi
Korean for SparringMatsogi
Why do we practice 3 step sparring?To learn distance, focus and movement using basic techniques

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

Chon Ji

Movements: 19

Meaning:  Chon Ji means literally ‘Heaven and Earth’. It is in the Orient interpreted as the creation of the world and the beginning of human history. Therefore it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern has two similar parts, one to represent the Heaven, the other the Earth.

(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 low block to B with the left forearm.

(Gunnun so palmok najunde makgi)

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

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

3. Move the right foot to A, turning clockwise to form a right walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the right forearm.

(Gunnun so palmok najunde makgi)

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

(Gunnun so kaunde 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 middle punch to D with the right fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

7. Move the right foot to C turning clockwise to form a right walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the right forearm.

(Gunnun so palmok najunde makgi)

8. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

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

(Niunja so anpalmok kaunde yop makgi)

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

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

11. Move the right foot to B turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the right inner forearm.

(Niunja so anpalmok kaunde yop makgi)

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

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

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

(Niunja so anpalmok kaunde yop makgi)

14. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

15. Move the right foot to D turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle block to D with the right inner forearm.

(Niunja so anpalmok kaunde yop makgi)

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

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

17. Move 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)

18. Move the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

19. Move the left foot to C forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

(Gunnun so kaunde jirugi)

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