Second Kup Grading Syllabus

 

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Linework

FWD – Double side kick (same leg), land L stance, knife hand guarding block
BWD – Walking stance, high twin vertical punch
FWD – Double turning kick (same leg), land L stance, forearm guarding block
BWD – Walking stance, pressing block (normal speed)
FWD – Walking stance, middle obverse punch, pull up and release, front leg side kick, land L stance, knife hand strike (29)
BWD – Walking stance, X fist pressing block – X fist rising block
FWD – Side kick, reverse side kick, land walking stance, reverse punch, pull back L stance, forearm guarding block
BWD – L stance, twin forearm block, upward punch, slide into fixed stance, punch, pull back into vertical stance, downward knife hand strike (29)
FWD – Front kick, turning kick (same leg), rear leg reverse turning kick (180°) land L stance, knife hand guarding block
BWD – L stance, obverse middle punch, slip front foot into walking stance, X fist pressing block (29)

2 kicks each leg, Jumping front kick off back leg
2 kicks each leg, Jumping turning kick off back leg
2 kicks each leg, Jumping side kick off front leg
2 kicks each leg, Jumping reverse side kick

Patterns

Student’s choice pattern (not grade pattern)

Examiner’s choice patterns x 2

Hwa-Rang

Hwa-Rang means ‘Flowering Youth’ and is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty around 600 AD. This group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three Kingdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Tae Kwon-Do developed into Maturity.

Movements in pattern: 29

Starting position: Closed Ready Stance C (Moa Chunbi Sogi C)

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 to form a sitting stance, executing a left middle pushing block.
  2. Execute a right middle punch maintaining a sitting stance.
  3. Execute a left middle punch maintaining a sitting stance.
  4. Pull the left foot back, form a left L-stance towards A, executing a twin forearm block.
  5. Execute a left upward punch pulling the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance.
  6. Execute a right middle side punch to A forming a right fixed stance in a sliding motion.
  7. Pull the right foot back, form a left vertical stance, executing a right downward knife hand strike.
  8. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left low outer forearm block.
  10. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  11. Pull the left foot toward the right foot while bringing the left palm to the right fore fist.
  12. Execute a right middle side piercing kick pulling both hands in the opposite direction, then lower to form a left L-stance, executing a right middle outward knife hand strike.
  13. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  14. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  15. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
  16. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle straight finger tip thrust.
  17. Move the right foot on line EF forming a right L-stance toward F, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
  18. Execute a right high turning kick to DF then lower it to F.
  19. Execute a left high turning kick to CF then lower it to F forming a right L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion.
  20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left low outer forearm block.
  21. Execute a right middle punch forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.
  22. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance, executing a left middle punch.
  23. Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
  24. Execute an X-fist pressing block forming a left walking stance toward C, slipping the left foot.
  25. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion forming a right L-stance toward D while thrusting with the right side elbow.
  26. Bring the left foot to the right foot, turning counter clockwise to form a closed stance toward B, executing a right middle inner forearm block and a left low outer forearm block.
  27. Execute a left middle inner forearm block and a right low outer forearm block maintaining a closed stance toward B.
  28. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
  29. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.

Bring the right foot back to the ready position.

Sparring

Set sparring examiner’s choice

Any three step, two step or semi-free sparring.

1 step sparring (Advanced) (Ilbo matsoki) 

Red belts are expected to develop their own techniques for one step sparring using the following optional guidelines. These are not in any set order!

  1. Hand only
  2. Foot only
  3. Hand and foot
  4. Foot and hand
  5. Jumping
  6. Knee and elbow

No locks, restraints or take-downs.

Free sparring

Theory

At this grade you can be tested on ALL theory up to and including second kup, and the history of TaeKwon-Do and the T.A.G.B.

Meaning of Black Belt

Black is the opposite of white, it therefore completes the circle and signifies maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. It also signifies the wearers imperviousness to darkness and fear.

Korean Terminology

Parts of the Body

Instep – Baldung
Reverse Foot Sword – Balkal Dung

Basic Movements

Sliding – Mikulgi
Flying – Twimyo
Pushing Block – Miro Makgi
Upward Block – Ollyo Makgi
Upward Punch – Ollyo Jirugi
Downward Punch – Naeryo Jirugi
Vertical Kick – Sewo Chagi
Twisting Kick – Bituro Makgi
Twin Foot Kick – Sang Bal Chagi
Flying High Kick – Twimyo Nopi Chagi