Eighth Kup Grading Syllabus

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Linework

Identify yourself

L-Stance, twin forearm block – performed forwards and backwards

Walking Stance, front kick double punch (forwards)

L-Stance, inwards outer forearm block (backwards)

Turning kick land L-Stance, knife hand guarding block (forwards)

L-Stance, forearm guarding block (backwards)

Pattern

Dan-Gun

Number of Movements: 21

Meaning of Pattern

Dan-Gun is named after the Holy Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2,333BC.

Starting Position – Parallel ready stance (Narani Chunbi Sogi)

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
  2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
  4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
  5. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left low outer forearm block.
  6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
  8. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance, executing a twin forearm block.
  10. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  11. Move the right foot to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a twin forearm block.
  12. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left low outer forearm block.
  14. Execute a left rising block, maintaining the left walking stance. Perform 13 and 14 in a continuous motion.
  15. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking, executing a right rising block.
  16. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left rising block.
  17. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right rising block.
  18. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance, executing a left middle knife hand strike.
  19. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  20. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a right middle knife hand strike.
  21. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.

Set Sparring

3 Step Sparring – (Sambo Matsoki)

Numbers 1 – 4 – see page for Three Step Sparring

Theory

Meaning of Green Belt

Green signifies the plants growth as TaeKwon-Do skills begin to develop.

General Terms

Inwards – Anaero
Outwards – Bakaero

Parts of the Body

Forearm – Palmok
Palm – Sonbadak
Knife Hand – Sonkal
Back Fist – Dung Joomuk

Basic Movements

Knife Hand Guarding Block – Sonkal Daebi Makgi
Twin Forearm Block – Sang Palmok Makgi
Inward Outer Forearm Block – Anaero Bakat Palmok Makgi
Back Fist Strike – Dung Joomuk Taerigi
Side Back Fist Strike – Yop Dung Joomuk Taerigi
Turning Kick – Dollyo Chagi
Side Piercing Kick – Yop Chajirugi