Third Kup Grading Syllabus

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Linework

FWD – Side kick, spin into L stance, knife hand strike
BWD – L stance, low knife hand guarding block, slip front foot into walking stance circular block (37)
FWD – Front leg hook kick, side kick, rear leg turning kick, land L stance, knife hand guarding block
BWD – Sitting stance, W shape block
FWD – L stance, Knife hand guarding block, front leg front kick, land in walking stance, high flat finger tip thrust (37)
BWD – Walking stance, X-fist pressing block, twin vertical punch
FWD – Turning kick, reverse turning kick (180°), land L stance, forearm guarding block
BWD – L stance, low section double forearm block, slip the front foot into walking stance, high grab (37)
FWD – Turning kick, downward kick (same leg), land L stance, forearm guarding block
BWD – First 2 moves of Toi Gye

Patterns

Student’s choice (not grade pattern)

Examiner’s choice

Toi Gye

Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37˚ latitude, the diagram (土) represents ”scholar”.

Number of Movements: 37.

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 inner forearm.
  2. Execute a low thrust to B with the right upset finger tip while forming a left walking stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B.
  3. Bring the left foot to the right foot to form a closed stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the right back fist, extending the left arm to the side downward. Perform in slow motion.
  4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle block to A with the right inner forearm.
  5. Execute a low thrust to A with the left upset finger tip while forming a right walking stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A.
  6. Bring the right foot to the left foot to form a closed stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the left back fist, extending the right arm to the side downward. Perform in slow motion.
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a pressing block with an X-fist.
  8. Execute a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward D. Perform 7 and 8 in a continuous motion.
  9. Execute a middle front snap kick to D with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 8.
  10. Lower the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  11. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D.
  12. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward F while executing a twin side elbow thrust. Perform in slow motion.
  13. Move the right foot to F in a stamping motion forming a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the right outer forearm.
  14. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the left outer forearm.
  15. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the left outer forearm.
  16. Move the right foot to E in a stamping motion turning counter clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the right outer forearm.
  17. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the left outer forearm.
  18. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the left outer forearm.
  19. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a low pushing block to D with the left double forearm.
  20. Extend both hands upward as if to grab the opponent’s head while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.
  21. Execute an upward kick with the right knee while pulling both hands downward.
  22. Lower the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand.
  23. Execute a low side 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 high thrust to C with the left flat finger tip.
  25. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand.
  26. Execute a low side front snap kick to C with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 25.
  27. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high thrust to C with the right flat finger tip.
  28. Move the right foot to D forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a high strike to D with the right back fist and a low block to C with the left outer forearm.
  29. Jump to C forming a right X-stance toward A while executing a pressing block with an X-fist.
  30. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the right double forearm.
  31. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a low guarding block to B with a knife-hand.
  32. Execute a circular block to BD with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B.
  33. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a low guarding block to A with a knife-hand.
  34. Execute a circular block to AD with the left inner forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A.
  35. Execute a circular block to CE with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward CE.
  36. Execute a circular block to AD with the left inner forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A.
  37. Move the right foot on line AB to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

Bring the right foot back to the ready position.

Sparring

2 step sparring 1-8

See the page for two step sparring – you will need to be proficient on all eight of the two step sparring for this grading.

1 step sparring (basic)

1 Step sparring is the most realistic form of set sparring that we perform. Both students usually start in parallel stance, but this may be varied at the Instructor’s discretion.

Attacker always starts in parallel ready stance. At this basic level the same attack is always used; step forward into right walking stance middle section obverse punch. Repeat in left walking stance.

Defender always starts in parallel ready stance. Defence and counters should be performed with both the right and left sides. Be prepared with at least five defence/counter combinations.

Free sparring

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

Theory

Meaning of Red Belt

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

Korean Terminology

General Terms

Flying – Twimyo

Parts of the Body

Upset Finger Tips – Dwijibun Sonkut

Basic Movements

W Shaped Block – San Makgi
Upper Elbow Strike – Wi Palkup Taerigi
Waving Kick – Doro Chagi
Flying Kick – Twimyo Chagi
Front Pushing Kick – Ap Cha Milgi

Sparring

One Step Sparring – Ilbo Matsoki