Sixth Kup Grading Syllabus

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Linework

Identify yourself

Forwards – first two moves of Won Hyo
Backwards – walking stance low block, rising block, reverse punch
Forwards – Walking stance, straight finger tip thrust, release, spin, high back fist side strike (24 – Do San)
Backwards – Fixed stance, side punch
Forwards – Bending stance, side kick, land L stance, knife hand guarding block (28 – Won Hyo)
Backwards – L stance, inward middle outer forearm block, slip the front foot into walking stance, high back fist side strike
Forwards – Kicking off the rear leg, front kick, side kick, turning kick (alternating legs) land L stance, knife hand guarding block
Backwards – Walking stance, circular block

Focus Kicks

Focus Kicks: Side Kick (both legs) & Turning Kick (both legs).

Patterns

Pattern Set by the Grading Examiner

This can be any pattern up to but not including Won-Hyo

Won-Hyo

Won-Hyo was the noted monk who taught Buddhism in Korea during the Silla period – he died in the year 686 AD.

Number of Movements: 28.

Ready Position: Closed Ready Stance A (moa chunbi sogi A)

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 twin forearm block.
  2. Execute a high inward strike to B with the right knife-hand while bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder, maintaining a right L-stance toward B.
  3. Execute a middle punch to B with the left fist while forming a left fixed stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B.
  4. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A, forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a twin forearm block.
  5. Execute a high inward strike to A with the left knife-hand while bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward A.
  6. Execute a middle punch to A with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A.
  7. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then turn the face toward D while forming a right bending ready stance A toward D.
  8. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the left foot.
  9. Lower the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
  10. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
  11. 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.
  12. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with the right straight finger tip.
  13. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E, at the same time executing a twin forearm block.
  14. Execute a high inward strike to E with the right knife-hand while bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder, maintaining a right L-stance toward E.
  15. Execute a middle punch to E with the left fist while forming a left fixed stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E.
  16. 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 twin forearm block.
  17. Execute a high inward strike to F with the left knife-hand while bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward F.
  18. Execute a middle punch to F with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F.
  19. 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 circular block to CF with the right inner forearm.
  20. Execute a low front snap kick to C with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 19.
  21. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.
  22. Execute a circular block to CE with the left inner forearm while maintaining a right walking stance toward C.
  23. Execute a low front snap kick to C with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 22.
  24. Lower the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
  25. Turn the face toward C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C.
  26. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
  27. Lower the right foot on line CD and then move the left foot to B, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward B, at the same time executing a middle forearm guarding block to B.
  28. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle forearm guarding block to A.

Bring the right foot back to the ready position.

Sparring (banjayoo matsoki)

Three Step Sparring

See the page on three step sparring numbers 8 – 10

Three Step Semi-free Sparring

3 step semi free sparring is designed as an intermediate step between set sparring and free sparring. It involves three consecutive attacks and three blocks or evasions, plus a counter attack. 3 step semi free sparring should not be rushed, the secret is reaction force and quick, intelligent movements. This is where the true art of sparring is learnt.

The Attacker always starts in Right L Stance, Middle Section Forearm Guarding Block.
The Defender always starts in Parallel Ready Stance.

Basic

Attack – Front Kick, Side Kick, Turning Kick. Kicking with the Rear Leg First, Alternating Legs.
Defence – Any Block Suitable for Each Individual Kick.
Counter – Reverse Punch.

Theory

Blue Belt

Blue signifies heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.

Korean Terminology

General Terms

Back – Dwit

Stances

Vertical Stance – Soojik Sogi
Closed Stance – Moa Sogi
Bending Stance – Goburyo Sogi

Parts of the Body

Foot Parts – Habansin
Hand Parts – Sangbansin
Back Heel – Dwit Chook
Back Sole – Dwit Kumchi

Basic Movements

Circular Block – Dollymio Makgi
Hooking Block – Golcho Makgi
Waist Block – Hori Makgi
Palm Pushing Block – Sonbadak Miro Makgi
Vertical Punch – Sewo Jirugi
Side Punch – Yop Jirugi
Reverse Knife Hand Strike – Sonkal Dung Taerigi
Reverse Side Kick – Bandae Yop Chagi
Reverse Turning Kick – Bandae Dollyo Chagi