Purple Belt (5th Gup)
Requirements

Forms

Taegeuk Oh Jang (5th)  - Wind, symbolizes the "Sohn", one of the 8 divination signs, which represents the wind, meaning both mighty force and calmness according to its strength and weakness. New movements are Downward Hammerfist Strike, Inward Elbow Strike, Elbow Target Strike (AKA Elbow Smash) and such stances as Rear Cross Stance. This is characterized by the successive blocks such as low block and middle block.

Optional
Yul Guk  -  False name if Yi I (1536-1584), great philosopher and scholar, nicknamed "Confucius of Korea."

One Step Sparring

Review previous 25 one step sparring, White - Blue.

Free Sparring

One opponent
Legal contact area and point area
Advanced sparring techniques
Combination kicks and use punches
Counter attacks

Board Breaking

Axe Kick

Meditation 

1 Hour, in class



Minimum Class Attendance

Six months of training

Conditioning
  • 35 Pushups
  • 35 Crunches/Sit-ups
Stances
  • Rear Cross Stance
Blocks
  • Inward Middle Block
Kicks
  • Axe Kick
  • Side Kick + Punch
  • Jumping Back Pivot Kick
  • Hook (Half-Moon) Kick
  • Double Roundhouse Kick
Punches/Attacks
  • Downward Hammerfist Strike
  • Inward Elbow Strike
  • Elbow Target Strike
General Knowledge
  • Club Rules
  • Student Creeds
  • Count to 10 in Korean
  • Basic sparring techniques
  • Sparring Rules
    • Legal contact area and point area
  • 5 Tenets of Tae Kwon Do
    • Courtesy
    • Integrity
    • Perseverance
    • Self Control
    • Indomitable Spirit
Philosophical Goal

Indomitable Spirit  (Baekjul Boolgool – 백절불굴)

Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask
  • What is the meaning of Indomitable spirit?
  • What is the meaning of Taegeuk Oh Jang?

Sohn