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9th Kup Grading Information

The following grading information is for Yellow Tags (9th Kup) seeking to obtain promotion to Yellow Belt (8th Kup).

Grading Requirements

20 push ups
two single forefist middle punches in fast motion in sitting stance
step forward front snap kick walking stance with obverse and reverse forefist middle punches
Chon-ji
Understand and correctly perform all 10th kup techniques
Name and demonstrate L stance - Niunja Sogi
Understand the basic commands

Defensive techniques

Inside block - An makgi
Outside block - Bakat makgi
Inward block - Anuro makgi
Outward block - Bakuro makgi

Offensive techniques

Front snap kick - Apcha busigi
Obverse punch - So Baro ap jamook jirugi followed by a reverse punch - So Bandae Ap Jamook Jirugi

Theory

Know the meaning of the yellow belt colour - the Earth where the seed of TKD is planted and skills begin to develop
Briefly explain what a pattern in TaeKwon-Do is - a series of offensive and defensive movements against an imaginary opponent

Questions on theory

What is a pattern? A pattern is a series of offensive and defensive movements against an imaginary opponent
Name the pattern and the number of moves it has? Chon Ji has 19 movements
What is the meaning of Chon Ji? Chon Ji means the heaven and the earth. The first part represents the heaven and the second the Earth.
Name the blocking techniques in the pattern and the stances they are performed in? Lower outer forearm block (stances come first in Korean terminology) – Gunun Sogi, Najunde bakat palmok makgi, Niunja sogi, middle inner forearm block – Kaunde an palmok makgi
What does the belt colour Yellow signify? The Earth which represents where the the seed is planted enabling TaeKwon-do skills to be planted and skills begin to grow
Describe an inside block (an makgi)
Describe an inward block (anuro makgi)
What are the grades for the following instructor classifications?
A: national instructor
B: international instructor
C: Master
D: Grand master

Chon-Ji

CHON- JI means literally "the Heaven 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 played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth.

Movements - 19

Diagram 1

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

 

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