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1st Kup Grading Information

The following grading information is for Black Tags (1st Kup) seeking to obtain promotion to Black Belt (1st Dan).

Training Time

6 Months Active Minimum at 1st Kup

Stances

Close Ready Stance Type "C" - Moa Junbi Sogi C
Vertical Stance - Soojik Sogi

Techniques

Middle Outer Forearm Front Block - Kaunde Bakat Palmok Ap Makgi
High Inward Reverse Knifehand Strike - Napunde Anuro Bandae Sonkal Taerigi
X-Knifehand Checking Block - Kyocha Sonkal Momchao Makgi
Twin Palm Upward Block - Sang Sonbadak Ollyo Makgi

Patterns

Choong-Moo

Sparring

Three-Step Sparring (One-Way, Two Way)
Two-Step Sparring
One-Step Sparring
Free Sparring Against One Opponent

Breaking

Downward Forefist on a brick, Side kick, turning kick, reverse turning kick both legs plus other techniques named on the day

Knowledge

Who or what is Choong-Moo? CHOONG-MOO was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Lee Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king.
Number of Movements in Pattern Choong-Moo - 30
Meaning of the colour of Black Belt - Black belt is the opposite of white belt and signifies imperviousness to darkness or fear
Parts of the hand used for punching and striking

Choong-Moo

Movements - 30

Diagram 2

Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a twin knife-hand block.
2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high front strike to B with the right knife-hand and bring the left back hand in front of the forehead.
3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.
4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a high thrust to A with the left flat finger tip.
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.
6. Turn the face to C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C.
7. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
8. Lower the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
9. Execute a flying side piercing kick to D with the right foot soon after moving it to D and then land to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
10. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E at the same time executing a low block to E with the left forearm.
11. Extend both hands upward as if to grab the opponent's head while forming a left walking stance toward E, slipping the left foot.
12. Execute an upward kick to E with the right knee pulling both hands downward.
13. Lower the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F while executing a high front strike to F with the right reverse knife-hand, bringing the left back hand under the right elbow joint.
14. Execute a high turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to the left foot.
15. Execute a middle back piercing kick to F with the left foot. Perform 14 and 15 in a fast motion.
16. Lower the left foot to F forming a left L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with the forearm.
17. Execute a middle turning kick to DE with the left foot.
18. Lower the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to C forming a right fixed stance toward C while executing a U-shape block toward C.
19. Jump and spin around counter clockwise, landing on the same spot to form a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand.
20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C at the same time executing a low thrust to C with the right upset fingertip.
21. Execute a side back strike to D with the right back fist and a low block to C with the left forearm while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.
22. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle thrust to C with the right straight finger tip.
23. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward B while executing a high block to B with the left double forearm.
24. Move the right foot to B forming a sitting stance toward C while executing a middle front block to C with the right forearm and then a high side strike to B with the right back fist.
25. Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the right foot turning counter clockwise and then lower it to A.
26. Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the left foot turning clockwise.
27. Lower the left foot to A and then execute a checking block to B with an X-knife-hand while forming a left L-stance toward B pivoting with the left foot.
28. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing an upward block to B with a twin palm.
29. Move the left foot on line AB and then execute a rising block with the right forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A.
30. Execute a middle punch to A with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward A.
END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture.

 

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