Blue Belt (6th Gup)
Requirements

Forms

Taegeuk Sa Jang (4thThunder - symbolizes the "Jin", one of the 8 divination signs, which represents the thunder meaning great power and dignity. New techniques are Twin Knife-hand Block, Spear-hand Attack, Swallow Form Knife-hand Strike, Side Kick, Outward Middle Block, Back-fist Strike, It is characterized by various movements in preparation for the sparring.

Optional
Won Hyo  -  Monk of the Silla Dynasty noted for Morality

Three Step Sparring

There are five Blue Belt Three Step defenses.  All three step defenses begin with attacker stepping back into a left front stance + low block and signaling their readiness with a Kiap. Defender starts from Joon Be and signals their readiness with a Kiap. The Attacker steps forward with three single middle section punches...

Free Sparring

One opponent
Legal contact area and point area

Basic sparring techniques
Combination kicks and use punches

Board Breaking

Back Pivot Kick



Minimum Class Attendance

Three months of training

Conditioning
  • 30 Pushups
  • 30 Crunches/Sit-ups
Stances
  • All Previous Stances
Blocks
  • Twin Knife-hand Block
  • Outward Middle Block
  • Middle Block
Kicks
  • Back Pivot Kick
  • Wheel Kick
  • Spinning Hook Kick
  • Spinning Crescent Kick
Punches/Attacks
  • Spear-hand Attack
  • Backfist
General Knowledge
  • Club Rules
  • Student Creeds
  • Count to 10 in Korean
  • Basic sparring techniques
  • Sparring Rules
    • Legal contact area and point area
Philosophical Goal

Self Control  (Geuk Gi – 극기)

Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask

  • What is the meaning of self control?
  • What is the Meaning of Taegeuk Sa Jang?


Jin