RAYNERS LANE TAEKWON-DO ACADEMY COLOURED BELT SYLLABUS
RAYNERS LANE TAEKWON-DO ACADEMY COLOURED BELT SYLLABUS
10th Kup (White belt)
no breaking required

9th Kup (White belt, yellow tag)
no breaking required

8th Kup (Yellow belt)
Side Piercing Kick (Best leg)

7th Kup (Yellow belt, green tag)
Side Piercing Kick (Both Legs)
Turning Kick (Best Leg)

6th Kup (Green belt)
Side Piercing Kick (Both Legs)
Turning Kick (Both Legs)

5th Kup (Green belt, blue tag)
Side Piercing Kick (Both Legs)
Turning Kick (Both Legs)
Reverse Turning Kick (Best Leg)

4th Kup (Blue belt)
Side Piercing Kick (Both Legs)
Turning Kick (Both Legs)
Reverse Turning Kick (Both Legs)
Knifehand Strike (Choice of Inward or Outward)

3rd Kup (Blue belt, red tag)
Choice of kicking techniques. One leg, 2 boards
Side Piercing Kick (Both Legs)
Turning Kick (Both Legs)
Reverse Turning Kick (Both Legs)
Knifehand Strike (Choice of Inward or Outward)
Elbow Strike (Choice of Side)

2nd Kup (Red belt)
All previous techniques
Choice Of Kicking Technique (Both Legs, 2 Boards)
Jumping Side Kick (Twin Foot Take Off From 4 to 6 Feet Away)
Punch (Male) or Palm (Female)

1st Kup (Red belt, black tag)
All previous techniques
Jumping Side Kick (Both Legs)
Forefist Punch/Palm Strike or Other Hand Technique as Requested
Any hand technique - weak hand - 1 board (Black for adults, cream for under 16`s)
2 standard breaks (turning, side, reverse turning) with no measure up to black boards  Examiners Choice
Technical Break Demonstration - Students Choice

1st Degree Black Belt
Jumping Turning Kick. Both Legs - 2 Boards
Reverse Turning Kick - 2 Boards
Inward Knife Hand, Outward Knife Hand - 2 Boards
Any hand technique not used at 1st Kup Grading - weak hand - 1 board (Black)
Technical Break Demonstration - Students Choice
Any Previous technique upon request

2nd  Degree Black Belt
Jumping Reverse Turning Kick. Both Legs - 1 Boards
Reverse Knife Hand - 2 Boards (or red board)
Power Break - Any technique 3/4 boards (3 for -75kg / 4 for +75kg)
Any hand technique not used at 1st Kup/1st degree Grading - weak hand - 1 board
Multiple Technical Break Demonstration - Students Choice (Be impressive, this is for 3rd degree)


Notes

Adults (16+) are required to break 1 full board within three attempts.

Children under 16 will be required to break either 1 full board, a 3/4 board or a 1/2 board wearing trainers or
   martial arts shoes, within three attempts, depending on their size.

Very small or young children (usually those under 8) will be required to on a white board suitable for juniors  wearing martial art shoes or trainers

All children perform hand techniques on training pads only, with the exception of those going for 1st dan, where they will break a full board wearing a bag glove to protect their hands

The 'three attempts rule' comes into effect for all grades/ages that require breaking as part of their grading.

It will usually be the case that students have to demonstrate the new technique/s learnt that is appropriate
   to their grade & an older technique, that was performed at an earlier grading (chosen by examiners).
   To pass successfully you must break within three attempts with all techniques.

Note that poor techniques or failed attempts in previous or junior gradings will be requested to be shown again to check for improvements.


Boards Used

White Board - Suitible for under 8's, where technique is more appropriate than power

Soft Cream Board - Suitable for 8 to 12 year olds

Hard Cream Board - Suitable for all over 14's & adults

Black Board - Equal to 2 cream boards

Black & Cream board combinations (2 boards) - used for dan gradings or high grade coloured belt exams

Red Board - Equal to 3 cream boards


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