White Belt (10th Gup)
Requirements

Form 

Kibon Il Don  -  “Basics”. Form number one. All movements are performed in a front stance. All techniques are performed with the same side hand as the lead foot.  20 movements.

  • Joon Bi  (Ready Stance)
  • Look left, turn 90° left, left front stance + low block
  • Step forward, right stance + middle section punch
  • Turn 180° right, right front stance + low block
  • Step forward, left stance + middle section punch
  • Turn 90° left, left front stance + low block
  • Step forward, right stance + middle section punch
  • Step forward, left stance + middle section punch
  • Step forward, right stance + middle section punch + Kiap (yell!)
  • Turn 270° left, left front stance + low block
  • Step forward, right stance + middle section punch
  • Turn 180° right, right front stance + low block
  • Step forward, left stance + middle section punch
  • Turn 90° left, left front stance + low block
  • Step forward, right stance + middle section punch
  • Step forward, left stance + middle section punch
  • Step forward, right stance + middle section punch + Kiap (yell!)
  • Turn 270° left, left front stance + low block
  • Step forward, right stance + middle section punch
  • Turn 180° right, right front stance + low block
  • Step forward, left stance + middle section punch
  • Joon Bi (Ready Stance)



One Step Sparring 

There are five White 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) (except # 5 ) and signals their readiness with a Kiap. The Attacker steps forward with a single middle section punch...

  1. Step right, inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a left hand block, open hand.  Right hand middle punch + Ki-ap.

  2. Step forward into a horse stance executing a right hand wrist inward block.  Pull the front foot back so feet are together and back-fist + Ki-ap.

  3. Step right, inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a left knife hand block + right knife hand strike to neck + Ki-ap.

  4. Step left, inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a right hand block, open hand.  Left hand middle punch + Ki-ap.

  5. Step back with right foot into a fighting stance and Ki-ap.  Right front snap kick, land inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a left hand block, open hand.  Right hand middle punch + Ki-ap.


Free Sparring 

Not required for testing

Breaking 

Front Snap Kick  



Minimum Class Attendance

Three months of training

Conditioning
  • 10 Pushups
  • 10 Crunches/Sit-ups
Stances
  • Ready Stance
  • Front Stance
  • Back Stance
  • Riding Horse Stance
  • Walking Stance
Blocks
  • Low Block
  • Middle Block
  • High Block
Kicks
  • Front Snap Kick
  • Side Kick
  • Roundhouse Kick
Punches
  • Riding Horse Stance + Single Middle Punch
  • Riding Horse Stance + Double Middle Punch

General Knowledge
  • Club Rules
  • How to tie the belt
  • How to come to attention and bow
  • School Name
  • Instructor Names
Student Creeds
  1. I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and to avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or physical health.
  2. I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
  3. I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and my fellow man, and to never be abusive or offensive.
Korean Numbers

 1  Ha Na
 6  Yo Sot
 2  Dol  7  Il Gup
 3  Set  8  Yol Dol
 4  Net  9  Ah Hap
 5  Do Sot
 10  Yol

Philosophical Goal

Respect  (E Daehayeo - 에 대하여)

Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask
  • What is the name of the Martial Art are you learning?
  • Which country does Tae Kwon Do come from?
  • What is the meaning of Respect?