White signifies innocence, as with the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of TaekwonDo

Grading Requirements

For promotion to 9th 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

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.

Linework

The Examiner will instruct students to perform a variety of techniques relevant to grade, including:

  • 10 Press-ups (counting in Korean)
  • Front rising kick (counting in Korean) – usually 10 both sides.
  • Sitting stance, single punching (counting in Korean)
  • Linework, as requested by Examiner

 

Note: A senior student may demonstrate the techniques required.

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.

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New Theory Terms:

Please learn these new words/terms. Don’t forget all your previous theory!

QuestionAnswer
Meaning of Yellow BeltYellow signifies the earth, from which the plant sprouts and takes root as TaekwonDo foundation is being laid
Korean for Punch
Jirugi
Korean for BlockMakgi
Korean for ForearmPalmok
Korean Inner Forearm Block
An Palmok Makgi
Korean Outer Forearm BlockBakat Palmok Makgi
What does Sajo Jirugi mean4 directional punch
How many moves in Sajo Jirugi?7 (each side)
What are the Tenets of TaekwonDo?Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self Control
Indomitable Spirit

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.