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Grading Preparation

Make sure that you learn the theory under the heading of your current kup/belt NOT the belt you are grading for e.g If you are a yellow belt grading to green stripe, please learn the yellow belt theory.

However, make sure to be prepared for 2-3 questions from previous belts as the syllabus is accumulative.

Be ready to demonstrate the techniques learnt for your grade e.g if you have learnt a side kick as a part of your grade syllabus, your grading examiner may ask you demonstrate it to check for correct application, correct tool and correct chamber position.

Black Stripe Theory

The information below is everything you need to know for your theory section of your grading.

How many moves are in Choong-Moo?


What is the meaning of Choong-Moo?

Choong-Moo was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Lee Dynasty, He was reupted to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592 which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine.  The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality, checed by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king.

What does black signify?

Black is the opposite to white therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It is also a symbol of the student's imperviousness to darkness and fear.

What shape is the diagram for Choong-Moo?

A capital 'I'

What is flying side piercing kick in Korean?

Twimyo yop cha jirugi

What is knifehand high front strike in Korean?

Sonkal nopundae ap taerigi

What is knifehand high front strike in Korean?

Sonkal dung nopundae ap taerigi

What is outer forearm inward block in Korean?

Bakat palmok anuro makgi

What is X-knifehand checking block in Korean? 

Sonkal kyocha momchau makgi

What is twin palm upward block in Korean?

Sang sonbadak ollyo makgi

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