8th Kup

8th Kup Grading Revision Sheet

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

Practical

L Stance – Twin Forearm Block
Walking Stance – Front Kick / Double Punch
L Stance – Inward Outer Forearm Block
Turning Kick, land L Stance Knife Hand Guarding Block
L Stance – Forearm Guarding Block
Pattern – Dan Gun
3 Step Sparring – Numbers 1 – 4

Theory

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.

Attackers start in left walking stance, obverse low section outer forearm block.
Attack = Three middle section obverse punches in walking stance to the opponents solar plexus.

Basic Level

  1. Right leg back walking stance, middle inner forearm block to the inside three times. Counter attack = Reverse punch
  2. Left leg back, L stance, middle inner forearm block to the outside three time. Counter attack = move the left leg forward 45 degrees, move the right leg behind the opponents front leg into left L stance, execute a right knife hand strike to the back of the neck.
  3. Left leg back L stance, middle inward outer forearm block to the inside three times. Counter attack = Move front leg into right walking stance, execute a high side back fist strike to the opponents temple.
  4. Left leg back L stance, middle inner forearm block to the outside three times. Counter attack = Move the left leg into sitting stance, focus with left hand, execute a double punch to the opponents kidney area.

Korean Terminology

General Terms

Inwards – Anaero
Outwards – Bakaero

Parts of the Body

Palm – Sonbadak
Knife Hand – Sonkal
Back Fist – Dung Joomuk

Basic Movements

Knife Hand Guarding Block – Sonkal Daebi Makgi
Twin Forearm Block – Sang Palmok Makgi
Inward Outer Forearm Block – Anaero Bakat Palmok Makgi
Back Fist Strike – Dung Joomuk Taerigi
Turning Kick – Dollyo Chagi
Side Piercing Kick – Yop Chajirugi

Sparring

Three Step Sparring – Sambo Matsoki

Green Belt – signifies the plants growth as the Tae Kwon DO skills begin to develop.

Dan-Gun

Number of Movements: 21

Meaning of Dan-Gun:8th_clip_image001
DAN-GUN is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2,333 BC

Starting Position: Parallel ready stance

  1. 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
  2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the right fist
  3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand
  4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a high punch to A with the left fist
  5. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm
  6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the right fist
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the left fist
  8. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the right fist
  9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a twin forearm block to E
  10. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a high punch to E with the right fist
  11. Move the right foot to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin forearm block to F
  12. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F while executing a high punch to F with the left fist
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm
  14. Execute a rising block with the left forearm, maintaining the left walking stance toward C. Perform 13 and 14 in a continuous motion
  15. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the right forearm
  16. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the left forearm
  17. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the right forearm
  18. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle outward strike to B with the left knife-hand
  19. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the right fist
  20. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle outward strike to A with the right knife-hand
  21. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a high punch to A with the left fist

END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture