White Belt 10th Kup to Yellow Tag 9th Kup

White Belt 10th Kup to Yellow Tag 9th Kup

Questions & Answers

Origin of TaeKwon-Do
What does TaeKwon-Do literally mean? The art of hand and foot.
Who is the father and founder of TaeKwon-Do? Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi 9th Dan.
In which country did TaeKwon-Do originate? Korea.
When was TaeKwon-Do officially recognised? 11th April 1955.
Tenets of TaeKwon-Do
What Tenets are the student expected to live by?
Courtesy Ye Ui
Integrity Yom Chi
Perseverance In Nae
Self Control Guk Gi
Indomitable Spirit Baekjul Boolgool
Titles
What is the title given to 1st to 3rd Degree black beltes? Assistant Instructor ( Bo Sabum)
What is the title given to 4th, 5th and 6th Degree black belts? Instructor (Sabum)
What is the title given to a 7th or 8th degree black belt? Master (Sahyun).
What is the title given to a 9th degree black belt? Grand Master (Saseong).

Theory

A white Belt signifies innocence – as the beginner who has no previous knowledge of TaeKwon-Do.
Stances
Attention Stance Charyot Sogi
Parallel Stance Narani Sogi
Sitting Stance Annun Sogi
Walking Stance Gunnun Sogi
Sections of the body
High Nopunde
Middle Kaunde
Low Najunde
Attacking or Defensive Tools
Forefist Ap Joomuk
Knifehand Sonkal
Inner Forearm An Palmok
Outer Forearm Bakat Palmok
Ball of the Foot Ap Kumchi
Patterns
4 Direction Punch Saju Jirugi
4 Direction Block Saju Makgi
Techniques
Middle Punch Kaunde Jirugi
Outer Forearm Low Block Bakat Palmok Najunde Makgi
Knifehand Low Block Sonkal Najunde Makgi
Inner Forearm Middle Block An Palmok Kaunde Makgi
Outer Forearm High Block Bakat Palmok Nopunde Makgi
Outer Forearm Rising Block Bakat Palmok Chookyo Makgi
Front Snap Kick Ap Cha Busigi
What are the definitions of the following techniques:
High Block? A high block is when the fist or fingertip reaches the same level of the defender’s eyes.
Middle Block? A middle block is when the fist or fingertip reaches the same level of the defender’s shoulder.
Low Block? A low block is a block that defends against an attack aimed at the lower abdomen or points below.

Grading Syllabus

Basic Techniques
Sitting Stance Middle Punch (video) x10
Front Snap Kick & Walking Ready Stance forward x 4, backward x 4
Walking Stance Middle Punch forward x 4, backward x 4
Walking Stance Inner Forearm Middle Block forward x 4, backward x 4
Walking Stance Outer Forearm Low Block forward x 4, backward x 4
Walking Stance Outer Forearm High Block forward x 4, backward x 4
Walking Stance Outer Forearm Rising Block forward x 4, backward x 4
Patterns
4 Directional Punch (video)
4 Directional Block (video)

Theory

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

So the sad day has come when all the venues I use have closed due to the coronavirus Covid-19 problem until further notice. (hopefully not too much longer)

It is such a shame, as I have so many enthusiastic students who are almost as Taekwon-do crazy as I am.

As well as my obsession, Taekwon-do is my main job, so I am going to be very lost over the next month or so.

I will put up some posts/videos on our ‘Extreme Taekwon-do’ Facebook page to keep everyone ticking over. Please feel free to send messages/videos via Facebook.

You could send pattern videos for me to give some comments on or impress me with some videos of how many side kicks or turning kicks you can do in 1 minute in the living room (carefully !) or jumping kicks in the garden. I can of course answer questions and recommend or make videos.

Keep in contact and hope for a return to normality soon.

Unfortunately, we are not sure what will happen with the annual Summer camp this year yet. We will keep you posted.

Keep an eye on this site for the latest updates..

Master Russell Dennis 8th Dan