BLUE BELT

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Blue Belt to Red Stripe

Patterns:

Any Junior Pattern
Joon-Gun

Self-Defense:

Sitting on stomach securing wrists
Kneeling between legs applying two hand choke
Laying on side applying head lock
Kneeling beside applying choke
Kneeling above applying choke

Sparring: (audio)

1 step / 3 different
free sparring

Breaking: (audio)

Green board hand/elbow technique
Blue board technique of choice

Theory:

Definition of Joon-Gun (audio)
Jon-Gun is named after Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. The 32 movements in this pattern represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed at Lui-Shung prison (1910).

All points of the student/instructor relationship (audio)
1. Never tire of learning. A good student can learn anywhere any time

2. A good student must be willing to sacrifice for his/her art and instructor. Many students feel that their training is a commodity bought with monthly dues and are unwilling to take part in demonstrations, teaching, and work around the Dojang. An instructor can afford to lose this type of student

3. Always set a good example for junior ranking students.

4. Always be loyal and never criticize the instuctor, Taekwon-do, or teaching methods.

5. If an instructor teaches a technique, practice it and attempt to utilize it.

6. Remember that a student’s conduct outside the Dojang reflects on the ART, the instructor and the club.

7. If a student adopts a technique from another club and the instructor disapproves of it, the student must discard it immediately.

8. Never disrespect the instructor. Though a student is allowed to disagree with the instructor, the student must forst follow the instruction and then discuss the matter with the instructor privately.

9. A student must always be eager to learn and ask questions.

10. Never betray the instructor.

Meaning of blue belt
Signifies the heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as Taekwon-do training progresses.

Red Stripe to Red Belt

Patterns:

Any Junior Pattern
Toi-Gae

Self-Defense:

Defense against side kick
Defense against front kick
Defense against turning kick
Defense against hooking punch
Perform a hip toss

Sparring: (audio)

Model / 3 different
free sparring

Breaking: (audio)

Green board turning kick
Green board axe kick
Green board knife hand
Brown board technique of choice

Theory:

Definition of Toi-Gae (audio)
Toi-Gae is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th Century), an authority on neo-confucianism. The 37 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 37 degree latitude and the diagram represents “scholar”

Training secrets of Taekwon-do (audio)
These acronyms will help you learn the training secrets:

Power, Purpose, Focus, Relax, Motion, Sine wave, Breath, Tool, Position. 

However, you are required to learn and understand the full meaning.

1) Study the theory of power thoroughly.

2) Understand the purpose and method of each movement clearly.

3) Bring the movement of hands, eyes, feet and breath into one coordinated motion.

4) Keep both arms and legs slightly bent while the movement is in motion.

5) All movements mus begin with a backward motion with very few exceptions. However, once a movement is in motion it should not be stopped before reaching the target.

6) Create a sine wave during the movement by utilizing the knee spring properly.
There are three types of sine wave: on the spot, moving, turning

7) Exhale briefly at the moment of each movement except in a connecting motion.

8) Choose the appropriate attacking tool for each vital spot.

9) Become familiar witht he correct angle and distance for attack and defense.

List the three types of sine wave and be able to demonstrate
1) on the spot
2) moving
3) turning