YELLOW BELT

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Yellow Belt to Green Stripe

Patterns:

Any Junior Pattern
Dan-Gun Tul

Self-Defense:

Same side wrist grab-low
Same side wrist grab-high
Opposite side wrist grab-low
Opposite wrist grab-high

Sparring:

3 step one way, # 3 & 4
30 Seconds free sparring

Breaking: (audio)

Orange board, technique of choice

Theory:

Definition of Dan-Gun (audio)
Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 BC

Meaning of Yellow Belt
Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-do foundation is being laid

Meaning of Taekwon-do (audio)
Taekwon-do is a version of unarmed combat for the purpose of self-defense. More specifically Taekwon-do is the art of hand and foot fighting and the scientific use of the body in methods of self defense.

Literally translated Taekwon-do means: “the art of hand and footfighting”

Tae: …to kick, jump, or smash with foot
Kwon …denotes fist, mainly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist
Do: …the art, the way, the method

Green Stripe to Green Belt

Patterns:

Any Junior Pattern
Do-San

Self-Defense:

Front shoulder grab-same side
Front shoulder grab-opposite side
Rear shoulder grab-same side
Rear shoulder grab-opposite side

Sparring:

3 step two way, # 1 – 4
free sparring

Breaking: (audio)

Green board, technique of choice

Theory:

Definition of Do-San (audio)
Do-San is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

Recite the student oath (audio)
I shall observe the tenants of Taekwon-do
I shall respect the instructor and seniors
I shall never misuse Taekwon-do
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
I shall build a more peaceful world