2nd Kup

2nd Kup Grading Revision Sheet

Variations of the grading format are at the examiner’s discretion, this sheet is for guidance only

Practical

Combinations in line from Patterns
Patterns – of grading examiners choice
Pattern – Hwa-Rang
3 Step Sparring
2 Step Sparring
1 Step Sparring (advanced)
Padwork
Free Sparring

Theory

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.

What is 3 step sparring
Three step sparring is designed for the beginner to learn the basic techniques. It teaches the student many things i.e. proper distance, correct facing, forearm conditioning, correct blocks, correct stances, counter attacks and timing.

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

ONE STEP SPARRING (ILBO MATSOKI)

Both attacker and defender start in parallel ready position, attacker step forward with right leg into walking stance and punches with right hand. On the second occasion, the same attacker steps forward, but with left leg and left hand punching.

Red belts are expected to develop their own techniques on one step sparring using the following 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. Lock and restraint.

PAD WORK

Sparring Routine
Approximately 1 minute of hand combinations against two pads followed by 1 minute of foot techniques against two pads.

Hwa-Rang

 

Number of Movements: 29

Meaning of Hwa-Rang:2nd_clip_image001
HWA-RANG is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty about 600 AD. This group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three Kingsdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Tae kwon-Do developed into maturity

Starting Position: Closed ready stance C

  1. Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle pushing block to D with the left palm
  2. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D
  3. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D
  4. Execute a twin forearm block while forming a left L-stance toward A, pivoting with the let foot
  5. Execute an upward punch with the left fist while pulling 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 in a sliding motion
  7. Execute a downward strike with the right knife-hand while forming a left vertical stance toward A, pulling the right foot
  8. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist
  9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm
  10. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  11. Pull the left foot toward the right foot while bringing the left palm to the right forefist, at the same time bending the right elbow about 45 degrees outward
  12. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot while pulling both hands in the opposite direction and then lower it to D forming a left L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand
  13. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist
  14. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D at the same time executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  15. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with a knife-hand
  16. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a middle thrust to E with the right straight finger tip
  17. Move the right foot on line EF forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand
  18. Execute a high turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to F
  19. Execute a high turning kick to CF with the left foot and then lower it to F forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion
  20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm
  21. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot
  22. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist
  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 a pressing block with an X-fist while forming a left walking stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C
  25. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion forming a right L-stance toward D while thrusting to C with the right side elbow
  26. Bring the left foot to the right foot, turning counter clockwise to form a closed stance toward B while executing a side front block with the right inner forearm while extending the left forearm to the side downward
  27. Execute a side front block with the left inner forearm, extending the right forearm to the side downward while maintaining a closed stance toward B
  28. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand
  29. 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 guarding block to A with a knife-hand

END: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture.