Fourth Kup Grading Syllabus

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Linework

Introduce yourself

FWD – First 3 moves of Joong Gun
BWD – Walking stance, pressing block (32)
FWD – Turning kick, side kick (same leg) land L stance, forearm guarding block
BWD – L stance, high back fist side strike, release slipping front foot into walking stance,
high reverse punch (32)
FWD – Walking stance, double forearm block, pull back into L stance, side punch (32)
BWD – L stance, outer forearm waist block
FWD – Side kick, hooking kick (same leg) land L stance, forearm guarding block
BWD – L stance, knife hand guarding block, slip front foot into walking stance, upper
elbow strike (32)
FWD – Turning kick, reverse side kick, land L stance, forearm guarding block
BWD – Fixed stance, U shaped block

Patterns

Student’s choice (not grade pattern)

Examiner’s choice

Joong-Gun

Joong-Gun is named after the patriot An Joong Gun who assassinated Hiro Bumi Ito, the Japanese governor general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are thirty two movements in this pattern to represent Mr An’s age when he was executed in the Lui Shung Prison in 1910.

Number of Movements: 32.

Ready Position: Closed Ready Stance B (Moa Chunbi Sogi B)

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 toward B while executing a middle block to B with the left reverse knife-hand.
  2. Execute a low side front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1.
  3. Lower the left foot to B and then move the right foot to B forming a left rear foot stance toward B while executing an upward block with a right palm.
  4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle block to A with a right reverse knife-hand.
  5. Execute a low side front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4.
  6. Lower the right foot to A and then move the left foot to A forming a right rear foot stance toward A while executing an upward block with a left palm.
  7. 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.
  8. Execute a right upper elbow strike while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.
  9. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
  10. Execute a left upper elbow strike while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D.
  11. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist.
  12. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with a twin fist.
  13. Move the right foot on line CD and then turn counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with an X-fist.
  14. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a high side strike to E with the left back fist.
  15. Bring both hands to right hip in a release move, at the same time slipping the left foot to E forming a left walking stance towards E.
  16. Execute a high punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E. Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion (no hip twist on the punch).
  17. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a high side strike to F with a right back fist.
  18. Bring both hands to left hip in a release move, at the same time slipping the right foot to F forming a right walking stance toward F.
  19. Execute a high punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion (no hip twist on the punch).
  20. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with a left double forearm.
  21. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.
  22. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
  23. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the right double forearm.
  24. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a left L-stance toward C, pulling the right foot.
  25. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the left foot.
  26. Lower the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm.
  27. Execute a pressing block with the right palm while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C. Perform in slow motion.
  28. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm.
  29. Execute a pressing block with the left palm while forming a right low stance toward C, slipping the right foot to C. Perform in a slow motion.
  30. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward A while executing an angle punch with the right fist. Perform in slow motion.
  31. Move the right foot to A forming a right fixed stance toward A while executing a U-shape block to A.
  32. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to B forming a left fixed stance toward B, at the same time executing a U-shape block to B.

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.

Set Sparring

2 step sparring 4 to 6

See the page on two step sparring (note the numbers performed at gradings has changed – at this grade you will now perform numbers 4, 5 and 6 which are shown across the two videos!).

3 step semi free Advanced

Attack – Any Combination of Techniques From the Rear Hand or Foot.
Defence – Any Block Suitable for Each Individual Technique.
Counter – Any Hand or Foot Technique.

Free Sparring

Students must ensure they bring full sparring kit with no rips, tears or other damage!

Theory

Red Belt

Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

Korean Terminology

General Terms

Forging post – Dollyon Joo

Parts of the Body

Side Sole – Yop Bal Badak
Arc Hand – Bandal Son
Side Fist – Yop Joomuk

Stances

Rear Foot Stance – Dwit Bal Sogi
Low Stance – Nachuo Sogi

Basic Movements

X-Block – Kyocha Makgi
Pressing Block – Noollo Makgi
Downward Block – Naeryo Makgi
U Shaped Block – Digutja Makgi
Twin Straight Forearm Block – Sang Sun Palmok Makgi
Turning Punch – Dollyo Jirugi
Twin Upset Punch – Sang Dwijibo Jirugi
Upper Elbow Strike – Wi Palkup Taerigi
Downward Kick – Naeryo Chagi
Back Kick – Dwit Chagi
Pressing Kick – Noollo Chagi
Side Thrust Kick – Yop Cha Tulgi
Reverse Turning Hooking Kick – Bandae Dollyo Goro Chagi
Consecutive Kick – Yonsok Chagi