4th kup (Blue Belt)

 

 
Blue signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in TaekwonDo progresses.
Grading Requirements 

(at the discretion of the examiner; not in any particular order)

Please remember that anything from previous gradings may also be required by the Examiner

Patterns (Tul)

  • Joon-Gun. 32 movements.
  • All previous Tul

Linework

  • As requested by Examiner - techniques from previous gradings

Pre-Arranged Sparring

  • 3 step sparring (Sambo Matsoki) 1 - 6
  • Semi-Free Sparring (Ban Jayoo Matsoki)
  • 1 step Sparring (Ibo Matsoki)
  • Free Sparring (Ilbo Matsoki)
  • Self Defence

Destruction

Designated by Examiner - usually one hand technique and one foot technique both sides

Theory

See below

QuestionAnswer
Pattern Meaning & Number of Moves
Meaning of Red Belt
Korean 1 step sparringIlbo matsoki
Korean for Rear foot stance. Be able to describe and demonstrate the stance correctly.Dwit bal sogi
Korean for Low stance. Be able to describe and demonstrate the stance correctly.Nachuo sogi
Korean for Reverse knife-hand side blockSonkal dung yop makgi
Korean for Palm upwards blockSonbadak ollyo makgi
Korean for upwards elbow strikeWi palkup taerigi
Korean for Twin vertical punchSang sewo jirugi
Korean for Twin upset punchSang dwijibo jirugi
Korean for X-fist rising blockKyocha joomuk chookyo makgi
Korean for Palm pressing blockSonbadak noollo makgi
Korean for Angle punchGiokja jirugi
Korean for U-Shaped punchDigutja makgi
Explain Slow Motion. Why do we use it?1 movement, 1 knee-spring, 1 breath. Everything finishes at the same moment. Used to develop balance, timing and muscle control.

Joon-Gun - 32 moves

JOONG-GUN is named after the patriot 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. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910)

Ready Posture – CLOSED READY STANCE B
1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the left reverse knife-hand.
2. Execute a low side front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1.
3. Lower the left foot to B and then move the right foot to B forming a left rear foot stance toward B while executing an upward block with a right palm.
4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle block to A with a right reverse knife-hand.
5. Execute a low side front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4.
6. Lower the right foot to A and then move the left foot to A forming a right rear foot stance toward A while executing an upward block with a left palm.
7. Move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
8. Execute a right upper elbow strike while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.
9. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
10. Execute a left upper elbow strike while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D.
11. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist.
12. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with a twin fist.
13. Move the right foot on line CD and then turn counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with an X-fist.
14. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a high side strike to E with the left back fist.
15. Twist the left fist counter clockwise until the back fist faces downward, at the same time forming a left walking stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E.
16. Execute a high punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E. Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion.
17. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a high side strike to F with a right back fist.
18. Twist the right fist clockwise until the back fist faces downward, at the same time forming a right walking stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F.
19. Execute a high punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion.
20. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with a left double forearm.
21. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.
22. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
23. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the right double forearm.
24. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a left L-stance toward C, pulling the right foot.
25. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the left foot.
26. Lower the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing amiddle guarding block to C with the forearm.
27. Execute a pressing block with the right palm while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C. Perform in slow motion.
28. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm.
29. Execute a pressing block with the left palm while forming a right low stance toward C, slipping the right foot to C. Perform in a slow motion.
30. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward A while executing an angle punch with the right fist. Perform in slow motion.
31. Move the right foot to A forming a right fixed stance toward A while executing a U-shape block to A.
32. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to B forming a left fixed stance toward B, at the same time executing a U-shape block to B.
END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture.

Reproduced from Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self Defense)
also known as “The Condensed Encyclopedia.
Fifth Edition 1999, All rights reserved
Copyright 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1999 General Choi, Hong Hi.