Grading to 9th Gup: WHITE BELT - YELLOW TAG

Verbal Requirements:

Recite 5 Basic Principles of Tang Soo Do

Can demonstrate where middle Kup So point is located

 

Demonstration of Combination Movement:

Front leg raise

10 Middle & High punch in Horse Stance with Ki-hap

 

Hyungs (forms):

Kee Cho Hyung IL Bu (Basic Form 1)

Kee Cho Hyung Ee Bu (Basic Form 2)

   

Grading to 8th Gup : YELLOW BELT

 

Verbal Requirements:

Recite 5 Basic Principles of Tang Soo Do

Can demonstrate where high Kup So point is located

 

Demonstration of Combination Movement:

Hammer-fist strike in front stance

Outside in block in back stance

Front snap kick (middle)

 

Hyungs (forms):

Kee Cho Hyung Il Bu (Basic Form 1)

Kee Cho Hyung Ee Bu (Basic Form 2)

Kee Cho Hyung Sam Bu (Basic Form 3)

 

Sparring:

3 Step Sparring

 

Impact Technique:

Front Snap Kick

   

Grading to 7th Gup : YELLOW BELT - ORANGE TAG

 

Verbal Requirements:

Recite 5 Basic Principles of Tang Soo Do & Give their meaning

What does belt colour signify?

 

Demonstration of Combination Movement:

Pyung Ahn Cho Dan Sequence 3

Side snap kick (middle)

 

Hyungs (forms):

Kee Cho Hyung Sam Bu (Basic Form 3)

Pyung Ahn Cho Dan

 

Sparring:

1 Step Sparring

 

Impact Technique:

Side Snap Kick

 

Grading Notes:

The main skill being tested at this beginner stage is a sense of balance and co-ordination

 

An understanding of basic principles including offensive and defensive hip twist, focus and discipline. 3 months are required between each grading test. White belt to yellow & orange signifies the uncovering of great potential as winter turns to spring.

 

Impact Technique is into Air Shield or Focus Pad

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