Green Belt (7th Gup)
Requirements

Forms

Taegeuk Sam Jang (3rd)  -  Fire - symbolizes the "Ri", one of the 8 divination signs, which represents "hot and bright". This is to encourage the student to harbor a sense of justice and ardor for training.  New techniques include Inside knife-hand strike, twin knife-hand block and the back stance.  This poomsae is characterized by successive block-punch and, kick-punch combinations. Emphasis is laid on the counterattacks against the opponent's attack.  20 Movements.

  • Joon Bi
  • Turn Left 90° - Left front stance - Left low block
  • Right front snap kick landing in a Right front stance - Double middle punch, right fist first
  • Turn Right 180° - Right front stance - Right low block
  • Left front snap kick landing in a Left front stance - Double middle punch, left fist first
  • Turn left 90° - Left walking stance - Right (reverse) inside knife hand strike
  • Step forward - Right walking stance - Left (reverse) inside knife hand strike
  • Turn left 90° - Left back stance - Left one-knife hand block/strike
  • Move Left foot forward and pivot back foot into a Left front stance - Left middle punch
  • Turn right 180° - Right back stance - Right one-knife hand block/strike
  • Move Right foot forward and pivot back foot into a Right front stance - Right middle punch
  • Turn Left 90° - Left walking stance - Right (reverse) inside block
  • Step forward - Right walking stance - Left (reverse inside block
  • Turn Left 270° - Left front stance - Left low block
  • Right front snap kick landing in a Right front stance - Double middle punch, right fist first
  • Turn Right 180° - Right front stance - Right low block
  • Left front snap kick landing in a Left front stance - Double middle punch, left fist first
  • Turn left 90° - Left walking stance - Left low block - Right (reverse) middle punch
  • Step forward - Right walking stance - Right low block - Left (reverse) middle punch
  • Left front snap kick landing in a Left natural walking stance - Left low block - Right (reverse) middle punch
  • Right front snap kick landing in a Right natural walking stance - Right low block - Left (reverse) middle punch - !!KIAP!!
  • Joon Bi
NOTE: Video coming soon...



One Step Sparring

There are five Green Belt One Steps.  All one steps begin with attacker stepping back into a left front stance + low block and signaling their readiness with a Kiap. Defender starts from a Ready Stance (Joon Bi) and signals their readiness with a Kiap. The Attacker steps forward with a single middle section punch...

  1. Step Left into a riding horse stance - Right open hand block - Left middle punch to ribs
    Grab opponent's left wrist with right hand - Left foot steps up while pivoting right so feet are together and opponent is to your left - Left knife hand strike to neck
    Two hand wrist lock - Right foot steps in between opponent's feet
    Bring opponent's hand close to your body at waste level - Pivot on right foot - sweep Left foot around taking opponent to the ground
    heel stomp to opponent's face - !!KIAP!! 


  2. Step Left into a riding horse stance - Right open hand block - Left middle punch to ribs
    Grab opponent's Right wrist with Right hand - Left hammer fist elbow strike
    Both hands control opponent's right wrist - Swing wrist down then back up
    Pivot on right foot 180° right under opponent's arm
    Wrist throw over Right shoulder taking opponent to ground - Extend left leg and place left foot in opponent's neck while going down to right knee - Pull back on opponent's arm.
    Right (reverse) punch to face - !!KIAP!! 


  3. Step forward into Right back stance - Right wrist inward block
    Pull right foot back
    Pivot 180° Left on right foot
    Move left foot towards opponent into a horse stance - Left supported elbow strike to ribs
    Move left back to right foot - Left back fist strike to temple
    Pivot on left foot >180° - step out with right into horse stance - right middle punch
    Left upper punch - !!KIAP!! 


  4. Step right into horse stance - Left open hand block
    Right supported spear hand attack to mid-section
    Right backfist to nose
    Left middle punch
    Right upper punch - !!KIAP!! 


  5. Right jump front kick to face - !!KIAP!!
    NOTE: Jump must be both feet up at same time


Free Sparring

One opponent
Legal contact area and point area

Basic sparring techniques
Combination kicks and use punches

Board Breaking


Sliding Side Kick




Minimum Class Attendance

Three months of training and a minimum of 24 classes

Conditioning
  • 25 Pushups
  • 25 Crunches/Sit-ups
Stances
  • Back Stance
Blocks
  • Twin Knife-Hand Block
  • Single Knife-Hand Middle Section Outward Block
Kicks
  • Sliding Side Kick
  • Axe Kick
  • Hook Kick
  • Skipping Side Kick

Punches/Attacks

  • Double Middle Section Punch
  • Inside Knife-hand Strike

General Knowledge
  • Club Rules
  • Student Creeds
  • Count to 10 in Korean
  • Basic sparring techniques
  • Sparring Rules
    • Legal contact area and point area
Philosophical Goal

Perseverance  (In Nae – 인내)

Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask
  • What is the meaning of Perseverance?
  • What is the meaning of Taegeuk Sam Jang?

Ri