1st Degree Grading Syllabus

Kwang Gae Tul

Po-Eun Tul

Gae-Baek Tul

All previous nine colour belt patterns

Saju Jirugi and Saju Makgi

All previous grading requirements (ie. Basics, combinations etc.)

One Step Sparring:
Ilbo Matsogi (Hand & Foot Attacks / both double & single alternating attacks)

Three & Two Step Sparring
(Ibo & Sambo Matsogi)

Foot Sparring:
Bal Matsogi

Free Sparring:
Jayu Matsogi (Both padded/competition style and unpadded with control)

Traditional Sparring:
Chan T'ong Matsogi (with 30 second ground rule. Medium contact levels)

Choke Sparring:
Makida Matsogi

2 vs 1 Sparring:
Idale Matsogi

Relaxed 1 step against Knife:
Ilbo Matsogi Dae Dando

Free Sparring against Knife:
Juyo Matsogi Dae Dando

Self Defence Techniques:
Hosin Sool Kyon Bon - from front & rear

Demonstrate 3
Ki Ryuk (Pressure point) attacks/defences

Demonstrate 5
Boon Hae (Applications) from the patterns learnt to date

Demonstrate a disarm to knife to front (close to body)

Demonstrate a disarm to knife to back (close to back)

Power Tests

a) Jumping Turning Kick. Both Legs - 1 Boards
b) Reverse Turning Kick - 2 Boards
c) Power Break - Any technique 3/4 boards (3 for -75kg / 4 for +75kg)
c) Inward Knife Hand, Outward Knife Hand or Reverse Knife Hand - 2 Boards (or red board)
d) Any hand technique not used at 1st Kup Grading - weak hand - 1 board
(Black for adults, cream for under 16`s)
f) Technical Break Demonstration - Students Choice

17.Extra items at the examiners discretion

Life of General Hong Hi, Choi - November 9th, 1918 - June 15th 2002

Meaning of Kwang Gae
Kwang Gae is named after the famous Kwang Gae Toh Wang, the 19th king of
the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater
part of Manchuria. The Diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost
territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures 391 AD, the year he
came to the throne.

Kwang Gae has 39 Movements
Junbi Jase - Narani So Hanul Son (Parrallel Stance with Heaven Hand)

Meaning of Po-Eun
Po-Eun is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chon Mong-Chu (1400), who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram (-) represents his unerring loyalty to the King and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty.

Po-Eun has 36 movements.
Junbi Jase - Narani So Hanul Son

Meaning of Ge-Baek
Ge-Baek is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD).
The diagram (I) represents his servere and strict military discipline.

Ge-Baek has 44 movements.
Junbi Jase - Narani Junbi Sogi

Terminology for Kwang-Gae Tul:
   a) Ibo Omgyo Didmyo Nagagi- Double Stepping Forward
   b) Durogamyo Jajunbal- Foot Shifting Backwards
   c) Apuro Ibo Omgyo Didmyo Dolgi- Forward Double Step Turning
   d) Dwitbal So Sonkal Nopunde Daebi Makgi - Rear Foot Stance with High Section Knifehand 
Guarding block 
   e) Bakuro Noollo Chagi - Outward Pressing Kick
   f) Moa So Najunde Ap Makgi  - Close Stance Low Knifehand Front Block
   g) Yonsok Chagi - Consecutive Kick

Terminology for Po-Eun Tul:
   a) Waebal Sogi - One Leg Stance (Po-Eun)
   b) Ap Joomok Noollo Makgi - Forefist Pressing Block
   c) An Palmok Hechyo Makgi - Inner Forearm Wedging Block
   d) Annum So Dwit Palkup Tulgi - Sitting Stance back Elbow Thrust
   e) Soopyong Jirugi -  Horizontal Punch
   f) Kyocha So, Palmok Najunde Ap Makgi - X-Stance Forearm Low Front Block
   g) Digutja Japgi Block - U-Shape Grasping Block
   h) Sang Yop Palkup Tulgi - Twin Side Elbow Thrust
   i) Dung Joomk Yop Dwi Taeragi - Backfist Side back Strike
   j) Sonkal Dung Najunde Daebi Makgi - Reverse Knifehand Low Guarding Block

Terminology for Gae Baek Tul:
a) Najunde Bituro Chagi - Low Twisting kick
b) Doo Bandalson Nopunde Makgi - Double Arc-Hand High Block
c) Duro Makgi - Scouping Block
d) Gutja Makgi - 9-Shape Block
e) Joongji Joomok Kaunde Jirugi - Middle Knuckle-Fist Middle Punch

All Theory Of Power (see personal folder)

Meaning of the tenets (see personal folder)

History of Taekwon-do (see personal folder)

Vital Spots (see personal folder)

Pattern Diagrams & movements

All previous terminology

Own research

Written Essay on Taekwon-do in General or its components (i.e. Patterns, Sparring, breaking, Conditioning etc.)

Note: Students must have completed the following during their 1st Degree:

a. Credits: Gained a minimum of 400 credits class time

b. Teaching: 200+ hours developing teaching ability

c. Demonstrate the ability to lead a class, form a lesson plan & attitude towards instruction, for a whole lesson (feedback will be provided) - this may be required on more than one occasion

d. Competition: Competed as a Black belt in black belt tournament divisions (Patterns, Sparring & destruction). Not applicable to those over 35 years old though a veterans division is recommended at least once.

e. Refereeing: Must be competent in corner judging and Mirror judging via experience and/or Refereeing Course.  Central Refereeing is advised but not necessary for progress.

Notes on eligibility towards taking your 2nd Degree black belt examination
Being a good black belt is more than simply knowing your techniques, being good at sparring or competition etc., as refining & understanding what you know is imperative, the correct attitude towards training, teaching & behaving are very important. Black belt represents a lot, second degree that bit more, especially a dan grade from this Academy, as such the following guidelines are in place:

1.The completion all colour belt gradings
2.Regular training at 1st Degree for a minimum of 2 years with a minimum of 400 credits and 200 teaching hours under your belt.
3.Completion of the necessary requirements (see above for criteria)
4.Assessment by your instructor
5.Invitation to grade
6.Students may have to attend pre-grading sessions

Following the above criteria being met, students will be invited to grade by their instructor at the next available black belt grading. They should not request it, as not only is this attitude improper but it may cause upset & offence if the request is denied. Simply, you will grade when you are ready!




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