Orange Belt (8th Gup)


Taeguek Yi Jang (2nd)   -   Lake - symbolizes the "Tae", one of the 8 divination signs, which signifies the inner firmness and the outer softness. An introduction of the upper punch is a new development of Taegeuk poomsae. The front snap kick actions appear more frequently than in Taegeuk Il Jang.

Tan Gun  -   Legendary Korean hero; founded Korea in 2333 B.C.
One Step Sparring

There are five Orange 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...

Free Sparring

One opponent
Demonstrate basic sparring techniques

Board Breaking

Side Kick one or more boards

Minimum Class Attendance

Three months of training

  • 20 Pushups
  • 20 Crunches/Sit-ups
  • Continue with previous stances
  • Knife Hand Middle Block
  • Twin Forearm Block
  • Twist Kick
  • Crescent Kick
  • Spear Hand Attack
  • Upper Punch

General Knowledge

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

Philosophical Goal

Integrity  (Yom Chi – 염치)

Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask
  • What is the meaning of Integrity?
  • What is the meaning of Tae Kwon Do?