Orange Belt (8th Gup)
Requirements

Forms

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.  18 movements.

  • Joon Bi
  • Look Left - Turn Left 90° - Left walking stance - Left low block
  • Step forward - Right front stance - Right middle punch
  • Turn Right 180° - Right walking stance - Right low block
  • Step forward - Left front stance - Left middle punch
  • Turn left 90° - Left walking stance - Right (reverse) inside block
  • Step forward - Right walking stance - Left (reverse inside block
  • Turn left 90° - Left walking stance - Left low block
  • Right front snap kick landing in a Right front stance - Right upper section punch
  • Turn Right 180° - Right walking stance - Right low block
  • Left front snap kick landing in a Left front stance - Left upper section punch
  • Turn Left 90° - Left walking stance - Left upper block
  • Turn Right 90° - Right walking stance - Right upper block
  • Turn Left 270° - Left walking stance - Right (reverse) inside block
  • Turn Right 180° - Right walking stance - Left (reverse) inside block
  • Turn left 90° - Left walking stance - Left low block
  • Right front snap kick landing in a Right natural walking stance - Right middle punch
  • Left front snap kick landing in a Left natural walking stance - Left middle punch
  • Right front snap kick landing in a Right natural walking stance - Right middle punch - !!KIAP!!
  • Joon Bi



 
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...

  1. Step right to riding horse stance, left knife hand block and grab.  Right upper punch.  Swing right arm to opponent's wrist.  Wrist lock , step left foot forward bending opponent over to keep control.  Pull opponent's fingers towards their shoulder until submission (tap-out). 

  2. Step right foot forward to riding horse stance, right wrist inward block. Slide right foot back meeting the left, right backfist, 180° over left shoulder.  Left foot stepping into opponent, supported left elbow strike to ribs. Left foot forward and left into front stance, right upper cut to ribs, slide right foot back.  Right roundhouse.   Land forward, left upper reverse punch + Ki-ap.

  3. Step right, inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a left knife hand block + right knife hand strike to neck.  Left palm heel strike to face.  Left foot steps through, past opponent.  Right back-pivot kick.  Land right foot forward, left reverse upper punch to face + Ki-ap.

  4. Step left, inward angle to riding horse stance, left hand push block, right knife hand strike to ribs.  Pull both hands back and then execute a right wrist grab + left middle punch to ribs.  Step with left foot 90° forward into riding horse stance, opponents arm under your left shoulder.  Elbow break on shoulder, left elbow strike.  Left back-fist strike to nose + Ki-ap.

  5. Long step with left foot to front stance, right outward wrist block.  Step forward with right foot, left back-pivot kick. Land left foot forward, right upper reverse punch + Ki-ap.

Free Sparring

One opponent
Demonstrate basic sparring techniques

Board Breaking

Side Kick one or more boards



Minimum Class Attendance

Three months of training

Conditioning
  • 20 Pushups
  • 20 Crunches/Sit-ups
Stances
  • Continue with previous stances
Blocks
  • Knife Hand Middle Block
  • Twin Forearm Block
Kicks
  • Twist Kick
  • Crescent Kick
Punches/Strikes
  • 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?

Tae