Tenth Kup Grading Syllabus

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Jump to: Sajo Jirugi | Theory

Linework

Identify yourself – make a mental note of the number you were called to stand on, when called to identify yourself (by your number), stand to attention (charyot sogi) (heels together, toes apart) raise your right hand and clearly state your name and grade (tenth kup) – don’t forget the “Sir” or “Ma’am”!

Static linework

Sitting stance, front punch – counting to ten in Korean.

Walking ready stance, 10 front rising kicks – counting out loud in Korean – change and perform on the other side.

10 Press ups, counting out loud in Korean.

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Walking Stance Width – One Shoulder’s width

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Walking Stance Length – 1 – 1.5 Shoulder’s Width

Moving linework

Walking stance, middle punch

Walking stance, low block reverse punch

Walking stance, middle block reverse punch

Basic Exercise

Sajo-Jirugi (two versions – see below). Sajo Jirugi has also been demonstrated by Mr Martin – please see the two separate pages available from the Tenth Kup Syllabus menu, or by clicking on either of these links: 
Sajo Jirugi One / Sajo Jirugi Two

Number of Movements: 15

Meaning of Sajo-Jirugi : Four directional punch.
Note: Sajo Jirugi is the first exercise given to all Tae Kwon-Do students to help develop co-ordination, direction changing and breath control. It is NOT a pattern (tul).

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Number 1: Starting Position – Parallel ready stance (Narani Chunbi Sogi)

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

  1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  2. Move the right foot to A forming a left walking stance toward B, executing a left low block.
  3. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  4. Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C, executing a left low block.
  5. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  6. Move the right foot to B forming a left walking stance toward A, executing a left low block.
  7. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  8. Bring the right foot back to a parallel stance.
  9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  10. Move the left foot to A forming a right walking stance toward B, executing a right low block.
  11. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  12. Move the left foot to D forming a right walking stance toward C, executing a right low block.
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  14. Move the left foot to B forming a right walking stance toward A, executing a right low block.
  15. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch (with kihap). 

When called to return to ready stance (barro), bring the left foot back to the ready position.

sajoNumber 2: Starting Position: Parallel ready stance (Narani Chunbi Sogi)

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

  1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  2. Move the right foot to A forming a left walking stance toward B, executing a left middle block.
  3. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  4. Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C, executing a left middle block.
  5. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  6. Move the right foot to B forming a left walking stance toward A, executing a left middle block.
  7. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  8. Bring the right foot back to a parallel stance.
  9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  10. Move the left foot to A forming a right walking stance toward B, executing a right middle block.
  11. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  12. Move the left foot to D forming a right walking stance toward C, executing a right middle block.
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  14. Move the left foot to B forming a right walking stance toward A, executing a right middle block.
  15. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch (with kihap).

When called to return to ready stance (barro), bring the left foot back to the ready position.

Theory

Children: For children up to the age of 10 and up to third kup red tag there is a separate sheet available to download to help in learning the theory. Over the age of 10 and from second kup red belt and above, children need to learn the full syllabus as applicable to adults. 

Click Here to Download the Kids Questions Sheet

Adults: Please read through and learn the Basic Theory and History of TaeKwon-Do from the Syllabus menu, then continue onwards below! All of this information is also available in the blue student handbook which you must purchase after passing your first grading! There are CD’s available in helping to learn the Korean – see Mr Martin if you would like to buy one.

The Meaning Of White Belt

White signifies innocence; as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do.

Important Dates

  • 11th April 1955 – Tae Kwon-Do was inaugurated in South Korea, following extensive research and development by the founder Major General Choi Hong Hi – 9th Dan (1918 – 2002).
  • 2nd July 1967 – Tae Kwon-Do was officially introduced to Great Britain by Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha – 9th Dan.
  • 21st August 1983 – The Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) was formed.
  • 21st April 1988 – The British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC) was formed.
  • 13th November 1993 – Tae Kwon-Do International was inaugurated.

Korean Terms 

Counting

01 (one) – Hanna
02 (two) – Dool
03 (three) – Seth
04 (four) – Neth
05 (five) – Dasaul
06 (six) – Yosaul
07 (seven) – Ilgop
08 (eight) – Yodoll
09 (nine) – Ahop
10 (ten) – Yoll

General Terms

Foot-Fist-Way – Tae Kwon-Do
Belt – Ti
Instructor – Sabum
Student – Jeja
Training Hall – Dojang
Training Suit – Dobok

Commands

Attention – Charyot
Bow – Kyong Ye
Ready – Chunbi
Start – Si-jak
Stop – Goman
Return to ready stance – Barro
Dismiss – Haessan
Forwards – Apro Kaggi
Backwards – Dwiyro Kaggi
About turn – Dwiyro Torro

Parts of the Body

Forearm – Palmok
Inner Forearm – An Palmok
Outer Forearm – Bakat Palmok
Forefist – Ap Joomuk

Sections of the Body

Low Section – Najunde
Middle Section – Kaunde
High Section – Nopunde

Stances

Stance – Soggi
Attention Stance – Charyot Soggi
Parallel stance – Narani soggi
Parallel ready stance – Narani chunbi Soggi
Sitting Stance – Annun Soggi
Walking Stance – Gunnun Soggi

Basic Techniques

Defensive

Front Rising Kick – Ap Chaolligi
Side rising kick – Yop chaolligi
Inner forearm Block – An palmok makgi
Outer forearm block – Bakat palmok makgi

Offensive

Punch – jirugi
Reverse punch – Bandae jirugi
Obverse punch – Baro jirugi

Exercise

Four Directional Punch – Sajo jirugi