Red Belt

TERMINOLOGY:

Know all terminology from white belt to red belt

COMBINATIONS:

Candidates will demonstrate techniques in sets of (4), using pattern administered by the test board. Example: block-attack-block-attack

FACTS:

Know all from white belt to now

PROMINENT NAMES:

Know and be able to elaborate on (5) prominent names in martial arts (see below)

PROMINENT STYLES:

Know and be able to elaborate on (5) prominent styles of martial arts (see below)

SELF-DEFENSE:

Perform required self-defense that was learned at white belt

Present (8) pre-determined close quarter self-defense techniques

Be able to extricate yourself from holds administered by the test board 

QUESTIONS:

Answer any and all questions posed by the test board

FORMS/HYUNG:

Perform and recite meanings of all forms from Chon-Ji through Hwa-Rang

Be able to recognize any (3) movements from the form Hwa-Rang and Chung-Mu. Movements will be performed by members of test board.

  • Chon-Ji — (19 movements, 2 kihaps) – Heaven and Earth
  • Tan-Gun — (21 movements, 3 kihaps) – The legendary founder of Korea in 2333 B.C.
  • To San — (24 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named after Master Ahn Chung Ho, a great patriot and educator of Korea.
  • Won-Hyo — (28 movements, 3 kihaps) – named for the monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in 686 A.D.
  • Yul-Kok — (38 movements, 3 kihaps) – known as the “Confucius of Korea.” The 38 movements of this pattern represent the 38th degree latitude of his birthplace. The diagram of this pattern represents scholar.
  • Chung-Gun — (32 movements, 3 kihaps) – named after master Ahn Chung Gun who assassinated the first Japanese overlord of Korea. The 32 movements represent the age he was executed in prison.
  • Toi-Gye — (37 movements, 3 kihaps) – was an authority on Neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements represent the 37th degree latitude of his birthplace.
  • Hwa-Rang — (29 movements, 3 kihaps) – named after the 120 warriors that went to the mountains of Silla to refine the techniques of Tae-Kwon-Do, Then known as Taekyon. The Hwarang youth group became the driving force for the unification of the 3 kingdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th infantry division where Tae-Kwon-Do developed into maturity. 

SPARRING:

Spar as a red belt

ONLY (2) SCALES FOR GRADING THE RED BELT CANDIDATE WILL BE UTILIZED, *PASS OR FAIL*

ALL ADJUDICATORS MUST AGREE TO PASS CANDIDATE


 

25 PROMINENT STYLES

ISSHIN-RYU An Okinawan style known as the “One Heart Method” and symbolized by the half woman-half serpent. It is a combination of Goju-Ryu and Shorin-Ryu
SHOTOKAN The most popular style of Japanese Karate. It is symbolized by the tiger.
JUDO A Japanese style known as the “Gentle Way” or the art of throwing
GOJU-RYU Japan’s second most popular style, which has Chinese and Okinawan influence
IAIDO A Japanese style known as the “Art of the Flashing Blade” in which the actual Katana (Samurai sword) is used
KENDO A Japanese style known as the “Way of the Sword” in which the Shinai (Bamboo Staff) is used.
HAPKIDO A Korean style that encompasses the techniques of Taekwondo, plus various locks, holds, and throws
SHITO-RYU A Japanese style that includes various weapons techniques
AIKIDO A Japanese style that encompasses only circular movements
TANG SOO DO A Korean style that is the second stage of Taekwondo
SHORIN-RYU An Okinawan style that is characterized by hard and soft, slow and fast movements
JIU-JITSU A Japanese style that consists of various locks, holds, throws, and pressure points
JEET KUNE DO Consists of various martial arts styles and is known as the “Way of the Intercepting Fist”
SUMO A stylized form of Japanese wrestling
KUNG-FU (WU SHU) All Chinese martial arts. This includes such styles as CHOY-LI FUT, HOP GAR, SIL-LUM, FU JOW PAI, TAI CHI CHUAN
NINJUTSU A Japanese style that consists of various techniques of espionage and other martial arts
KYUDO Japanese archery
SAVATE A form of French foot fighting
KUK SOOL WON A style that combines karate-type kicks with Judo-like throws
KEMPO A style with Japanese, Chinese, and Okinawan influence that is characterized by the fact that all students wear black uniforms
JODO The Japanese art of stick fighting, in which the jo is used. The jo is approximately 4 feet long
KYOKUSHINKAI A combination of smooth circular Chinese movements and strong Japanese karate movements. Strong emphasis is placed on breaking
SHOREI-RYU An Okinawan style based on movements of the crane, snake, tiger, and leopard
UECHI-RYU An Okinawan style that emphasizes strong body conditioning so that the body can withstand kicks and punches. This style is characterized by straight line movements.
TAI CHI Soft and flowing form of martial arts exercise

 


 

25 PROMINENT NAMES

 

TATSUO SHIMABUKU Founder of Isshin-Ryu
JINSUKE HAYASHIZAKI Founder of modern Iaido
CHONJUN MIYAGI Founder of Okinawan Goju-Ryu
GOGEN YAMAGUCHI Founder of Japanese Goju-Ryu
BODHIHARMA Founder of Shaelin Fung-Fu and also founder of martial arts as it is practiced in a stylized form
JIGARO KANO Founder of Judo
FUMIO DEMURA The foremost weapons expert in the United States
MATSUTATSU OYAMA Founder of Kyokushinkai. He introduced the first actual Karate demonstration
GICHEN FUNAKOSHI Founder of Shotokan
KANBUM UECHI Founder of Uechi-Ryu
KENWA MABUNI Founder of Shito-Ryu
IN HYUK SU Founder of Kuk Sool Won
LAO TZU Chinese scholar and founder Taoism
AARON BANKS Outstanding exponent to Goju-Ryo and promotor of the Oriental World of self defense
ROBERT TRIAS Founder of the United States Karate Association (USKA)
UN YOUNG KIM Former President of the World Kaekwondo Federation
GRANDMASTER MASAAKI HATSUMI 34th Grandmaster of the Togakure Ninjutsu-Ryu
MASTER CHOI HONG HI The founder and late President of the International Taekwondo Federation
ED PARKER Father of American Kempo and early practitioner of Karate in the United States
BRUCE LEE Founder of Jeet Kune Do, who changed the mood of martial arts in the United States in the early 1970s
MIYAMOTO MUSASHI Celebrated as Japan’s greatest swordsman and also author of the Book of Five Rings
GRANDMASTER JOOHN RHEE Father of American Taekwondo
HIRONORI OHTSUKA Founder of Wado-Ryu
MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA An outstanding Shotokan stylist and former chief instructor of the Japanese Karate Association (JKA)
MOREHEI UYESHIBA Founder of Aikido

 

Printable version: RED BELT STUDY SHEET

Yellow Belt

YELLOW BELT STUDY SHEET

TERMINOLOGY:

 

  • Kick: Chagi
  • Punch: Chirugi
  • Block: Marki
  • Stance: Sagi
  • Strike: Taerigi
  • Low Forearm Block: Hardan Palmok Marki
  • Middle Punch: Chungdan Chirugi
  • Middle Side Block: Chungdan Yop Marki
  • Ready Stance: Chunbi Sagi

TECHNIQUES:

 

  • Middle Punch
  • Reverse Punch
  • Vertical Punch
  • Back Fist Strike
  • Double Spear Finger
  • Elbow Strike
  • Knife Hand Strike
  • Low Forearm Block
  • High Forearm Block
  • Middle Side Block
  • Inside Forearm Block
  • Front Kick
  • Roundhouse Kick
  • Side Kick
  • Knee Kick
  • Hook Kick

 

CODES:

  • Loyalty to God and country
  • Obedience to parents
  • Honor friendship
  • No retreat in battle
  • In killing and fighting, choose with sense and honor

TENETS:

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Control
  • Indomitable Spirit

KOREAN:

  • 1 – Hana
  • 2 – Dool
  • 3 – Set
  • 4 – Net
  • 5 – Tasut
  • 6 – Yasut
  • 7 – Ilgope
  • 8 – Yaudul
  • 9 – Ahaul
  • 10 – Yul

 

Candidate must recite the meaning of and perform the pattern Chon-Ji

  • Chon-Ji: (19 movements, 2 kihaps) – Heaven and Earth

 

Candidate for Yellow Belt

MUST BE ABLE TO TIE BELT

 

PRINTABLE VERSION: Yellow Belt Study Sheet-STKD

 

Gray Belt

GRAY BELT STUDY SHEET

TERMINOLOGY:

Candidates for Gold Belt must know all terminology from the Yellow Belt Sheet plus the following:

  • Left Wen
  • Right Woo
  • Knife Hand Block Sudo Marki
  • High Punch Sangdan Chirugi
  • Twin Forearm Block Sang Palmok Marki
  • Rising Block Chukyo Marki
  • Knife Hand Strike Sudo Taerigi

TECHNIQUES:

  • Candidates for Gold Belt must know all techniques from the Yellow Belt Sheet plus the following:
  • Knife Hand Block
  • High Punch
  • Twin Forearm Block
  • Rising Block

SELF DEFENSE:

  • Release from double shoulder grab
  • Release from left shoulder grab
  • Release from right shoulder grab
  • Release from rear shoulder grab

COMBINATIONS:

  • Front kick to reverse punch
  • Side kick to reverse punch
  • Double spear-finger to knee kick
  • Deflection to double knife-hand strike

FACTS:

1. Father of American TaeKwon-Do: Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee
2. Founder of the Midsouth Martial Arts Association: Grandmaster Frank Sanders
3. Founder of the Superfoot System: Grandmaster Bill Wallace
4. TaeKwon-Do comes from Korea
5. TaeKwon-Do literally translates as:
THE WAY OR METHOD OF DESTROYING WITH THE HANDS AND FEET.

Candidate must:

  • Know all facts from Yellow Belt Study Sheet
  • Be able to execute any 2 TaeKwonDo techniques in fluid combination
  • Be able to walk through and recite the techniques of Chon-Ji and Tan-Gun
  • Spar as a Yellow Belt and Gold Belt

Candidate must recite the meaning of and perform the patterns:

  • Chon-Ji: (19 movements, 2 kihaps) – Heaven and Earth
  • Tan-Gun: (21 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named after the holy Tan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in 2333 B.C.

Printable version: GRAY-Belt-Study-Sheet-STKD

Orange Belt

ORANGE BELT STUDY SHEET

TERMINOLOGY:

All terminology from white to gold belt, plus the following:

  • High: Sangdan
  • Middle: Chungdan
  • Low: Hardan
  • Side: Yop
  • High Back Fist: Sangdan Yikwon
  • Pattern: Hyung
  • High Forearm Block: Sangdan Palmok Marki
  • Reverse Punch: Pandae Chirugi
  • Riding Stance: Kima Sagi
  • Back Stance: Fugul Sagi
  • Front Stance: Chongul Sagi
  • Spreading Block: Haecho Marki
  • Front Kick: Ap Chagi
  • Elbow Strike: Palkumchi Taerigi
  • Middle Spear Finger: Chungdan Kwansu

TECHNIQUES:
Candidates for Orange Belt must know all techniques from white to gold belt, plus the following:

  • Spreading Block
  • Middle Spear Finger
  • Spinning Back Fist Strike

Candidate must:

  • Know all facts and techniques from Yellow and Gold Belt Study Sheet
  • Be able to execute any 3 TaeKwonDo techniques in fluid combination
  • Be able to walk through and recite the techniques of Chon-Ji, Tan-Gun and To-San
  • Spar as a Gold Belt and Orange Belt

Candidate must recite the meaning of and perform the patterns:

  • Chon-Ji: (19 movements, 2 kihaps) – Heaven and Earth
  • Tan-Gun: (21 movements, 3 kihaps) – The legendary founder of Korea in 2333 B.C.
  • To-San: (24 movements, 3 kihaps) – is a pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-ho. The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering education in Korea and the Korean independence movement.

PRINTABLE VERSION: Orange Belt Study Sheet-STKD

Green Belt

GREEN BELT STUDY SHEET

TERMINOLOGY:

All terminology from white to orange belt, plus the following:

  • High Knife Hand Inward Strike Sangdan Sudo Anuro Taerigi
  • Middle Side Punch Chungdan Yop Chirugi
  • Side Kick Ready Stance Yop Chagi Chunbi Sagi
  • Side Kick Yop Chagi
  • Circular Block Tolyo Marki
  • Middle Forearm Block (Guarding Block) Chungdan Palmok Marki

TECHNIQUES:

Candidates for Green Belt must know all techniques from white to orange belt, plus the following:

  • High Knife Hand Inward Strike
  • Middle Side Punch
  • Circular Block
  • Middle Forearm Block (Guarding Block)

Candidate must:

  • Know all facts and techniques from Yellow, Gold and Orange Belt Study Sheet
  • Be able to execute any 3 TaeKwonDo techniques in fluid combination
  • Be able to walk through and recite the techniques of Chon-Ji, Tan-Gun, To-San, and Won-Hyo
  • Spar as a Orange Belt and Green Belt

Candidate must recite the meaning of and perform the patterns:

  • Chon-Ji: (19 movements, 2 kihaps) – Heaven and Earth
  • Tan-Gun: (21 movements, 3 kihaps) – The legendary founder of Korea in 2333 B.C.
  • To-San: (24 movements, 3 kihaps) – is a pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-ho. The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering education in Korea and the Korean independence movement.
  • Won-Hyo: (28 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named after the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in 686 A.D.

Printable version: Green Belt Study Sheet-STKD

Blue Belt

BLUE BELT STUDY SHEET

TERMINOLOGY:

All terminology from white to green belt, plus the following:

  • High Knife Hand Hooking Block: Sangdan Sudo Gaulcho Marki
  • Twin Knife Hand Block: Sang Sudo Marki
  • Fixed Stance: Kochung Sagi
  • High Double Forearm Block (Reinforced): Sangdan Do Palmok Marki

TECHNIQUES:

Candidates for Blue Belt must know all techniques from white to green belt, plus the following:

  • High Knife Hand Hooking Block
  • Twin Knife Hand Block
  • High Double Forearm Block (Reinforced)

Candidate must:

  • Know all facts and techniques from Yellow through Green Belt Study Sheet
  • Be able to execute any 4 Taekwondo techniques in fluid combination
  • Be able to walk through and recite the techniques of Chon-Ji, Tan-Gun, To-San, Won-Hyo, and Yul-Kok
  • Be prepared for a demanding exposition of any Taekwondo technique

CANDIDATE FOR BLUE BELT MUST BE ABLE TO BREAK AT LEAST ONE BOARD

Candidate must recite the meaning of and perform the patterns:

  • Chon-Ji: (19 movements, 2 kihaps) – Heaven and Earth
  • Tan-Gun: (21 movements, 3 kihaps) – The legendary founder of Korea in 2333 B.C.
  • To-San: (24 movements, 3 kihaps) – is a pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-ho.  The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering education in Korea and the Korean independence movement.
  • Won-Hyo: (28 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named after the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in 686 A.D.
  • Yul-Kok: (38 movements, 3 kihaps) – Pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I, nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea.” The 38 movements of this pattern represent the 38th degree latitude of his birthplace. The diagram of this pattern represents scholar.

PRINTABLE VERSION: Blue Belt Study Sheet-STKD

Purple Belt

PURPLE BELT STUDY SHEET

TERMINOLOGY:

All terminology from white to blue belt, plus the following:

 

  • Reverse Knife Hand……..…………….…………………………..Yok Sudo
  • Palm Heel Upward Block.…………….……………Changkwon Olyo Marki
  • High Double Vertical Punch……..………………Sangdan Do Sewo Chirugi
  • Middle Double Overturned Punch.…………Chungdan Do Twichibo Chirugi
  • X-Block………………………………………………..Kyocha Joomok Marki
  • Releasing of Grabbed Fist………..…..………………….…….Joomok Baegi
  • Pressing Block…………………………………………………………….Noolo Marki
  • Upright Guarding Stance……..……………………………..Barro Daebi Sagi
  • Pole Block…………………………………..…………..Moondoongee Marki

TECHNIQUES:

Candidates for Purple Belt must know all techniques from white to blue belt, plus the following:

 

  • Reverse Knife Hand
  • Palm Heel Upward Block
  • High Double Vertical Punch
  • Middle Double Overturned Punch
  • X-Block
  • Pressing Block
  • Pole Block

Candidate must:

  • Know all facts and techniques from Yellow through Blue Belt Study Sheet
  • Be able to execute techniques in sets of three as requested by the test board (for example, attack – block –attack)
  • Be able to walk through and recite the techniques of hyung Chon-Ji through Chung-Gun

 

Candidate must recite the meaning of and perform the patterns:

  • Chon-Ji: (19 movements, 2 kihaps) – Heaven and Earth
  • Tan-Gun: (21 movements, 3 kihaps) – The legendary founder of Korea in 2333 B.C.
  • To-San: (24 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named after Master Ahn Chung Ho, a great patriot and educator of Korea.
  • Won-Hyo: (28 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named for the monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in 686 A.D.
  • Yul-Kok: (38 movements, 3 kihaps) – Pseudonym of Yi, known as the “Confucius of Korea.” The 38 movements of this pattern represent the 38th degree latitude of his birthplace. The diagram of this pattern represents scholar.
  • Chung-Gun: (32 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named after Master Ahn Chung Gun who assassinated the first                              Japanese overlord of Korea. The 32 movements represent the age he was executed in prison.

 

ONLY 2 SCALES FOR GRADING THE PURPLE BELT CANDIDATE WILL BE UTILIZED:

PASS OR FAIL

ALL ADJUDICATORS MUST AGREE TO PASS CANDIDATE!

PRINTABLE VERSION: Purple Belt Study Sheet-STKD

Brown Belt

BROWN BELT STUDY SHEET

TERMINOLOGY:

All terminology from white to purple belt, plus the following:

 

  • Low Spear Finger……..………………………………..Hardan Kwansu
  • High Low Combination Block.………Sangdan Hardan Moasoso Marki
  • Low X-Block……..……………………..Hardan Kyocha Joomok Marki
  • Closed Stance.….………………………………………………Moa Sagi
  • Mountain Block (W-Shaped Stamping Block)……….……..Sans Marki
  • Low Double Forearm Block………..….….…Hardan Do Palmok Marki
  • Head Grabbing………………………………………………………Mori Jarpki
  • Knee Kick……..…………………………………………..Murup Chagi
  • High Spear Finger……………………………………..Sangdan Kwansu
  • Low Knife Hand Block…………………………..…Hardan Sudo Marki


TECHNIQUES:

Candidates for Brown Belt must know all techniques from white to purple belt, plus the following:

  • Low Spear Finger
  • High Low Combination Block
  • Low X-Block
  • Mountain Block (W-Shaped Stamping Block)
  • Low Double Forearm Block
  • High Spear Finger
  • Low Knife Hand Block

Candidate must:

  • Know all facts and techniques from Yellow through Purple Belt Study Sheet
  • Be able to execute techniques in sets of four as requested by the test board (e.g., attack – block – attack – block)
  • Be able to walk through and recite the techniques of hyung Chon-Ji through Toi-Gye

Candidate must recite the meaning of and perform the patterns:

  • Chon-Ji: (19 movements, 2 kihaps) – Heaven and Earth
  • Tan-Gun: (21 movements, 3 kihaps) – The legendary founder of Korea in 2333 B.C.
  • To-San: (24 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named after Master Ahn Chung Ho, a great patriot and educator of Korea.
  • Won-Hyo: (28 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named for the monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in 686 A.D.
  • Yul-Kok: (38 movements, 3 kihaps) – Pseudonym of Yi, known as the “Confucius of Korea.” The 38 movements of this pattern represent the 38th degree latitude of his birthplace. The diagram of this pattern represents scholar.
  • Chung-Gun: (32 movements, 3 kihaps) – Named after Master Ahn Chung Gun who assassinated the first Japanese overlord of Korea. The 32 movements represent the age he was executed in prison.
  • Toi-Gye: (37 movements, 3 kihaps) – was an authority on Neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements represent the 37th degree latitude of his birthplace.

PRINTABLE VERSION: Brown Belt Study Sheet-STKD