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10th Kup Grading Information

The following grading information is for White Belts (10th Kup) seeking to obtain promotion to Yellow Tag (9th Kup).

Stances

Attention - Chariot
Parallel - Narani
Sitting - Annun
Walking - Gunnun
High level - Napunde
Middle level - Kaunde
Low level - Najunde
High section - Nopun bubun
Middle section - Kaun bubun
Low section - Najun bubun

Techniques

Outer forearm block - Bakat palmok makgi
Inner forearm block - An palmok makgi
Knifehand block - Sonkal makgi
Obverse block - So baro makgi
Reverse block - So bandae makgi
Front rising kick - Op cha olligi
Front punch - Ap jamook
Obverse punch - Baro ap jamook jirugi
Reverse punch - Bandae jirugi

Theory

TaeKwon-Do means what? The art of self defence with the hand and foot
Where do you learn TaeKwon-Do? Surrey Hills TaeKwon-Do
What is the history of TaeKwon-Do? Founded Korea, Gen Choi Hung Hi
What are the tenets of TKD? Courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, indomitable spirit
What is the oath? I shall observe the tenets of TaeKwon-Do, I shall respect my instructor and seniors, I shall never misuse TaeKwon-Do, I shall be a champion of freedom and justice, I shall build a more peaceful world
What are the instructor grades in TKD? 1-3rd Dan National instructor, 4-6th international instructor, 7-8th dan, Master, 9th dan Grand Master
Count to ten in Korean. Hana, dool, set, net, tasut yasut, ilgol, yadol ahope, yaul

What happens in the grading?

10 single middle front punches in parallel stance
10 front rising blocks walking stance
10 push ups
forward stepping walking stance middle front punch
backward stepping walking stance inner forearm middle block
forward stepping and backward stepping inner forearm middle block reverse punch
4 directional punch

Questions on theory

What martial art are you learning? TaeKwon-Do
Who was the founder of Taekwon-Do? General Choi Hung Hi
What do the words Taekwon-Do mean? The hand, the foot, and the art or way of
Name and demonstrate the four stances you have leant. Gunnun, walking stance, Annun, sitting stance, Chariot attention stance, Narani parallel
Describe a reverse punch - Punch from the opposite side as the stance
Why are you learning TaeKwon-Do?

Korean Terminology

Forefist - Ap jamook
Inner forearm - An palmok
Outer forearm - Bakat palmock
Knifehand - Sonkal
Middle level - Kaundee

4 Directional Punching - Saju Jirugi

Diagram 1

1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
2. Move the right foot to A forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left forearm.
3. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the right fist.
4. Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm.
5. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
6. Move the right foot to B forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the left forearm.
7. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the right fist.
END: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture.

4 Directional Blocking - Saju Makgi

Diagram 1

1. Move the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left knife-hand.
2. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle side block to D with the right inner forearm.
3. Move the right foot to A forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left knife-hand.
4. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle side block to B with the right inner forearm.
5. Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left knife-hand.
6. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle side block to C with the right inner forearm.
7. Move the right foot to B forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the left knife-hand.
8. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle side block to A with the right inner forearm.
END: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture

 

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