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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.

Blue Belt Theory

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

How many moves are in Joong-Gun?


What is the meaning of Joong-Gun?

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).

Terminology for new stances:

  1. Closed ready stance ‘B’ - moa chunbi sogi ‘B’

  2. Rear foot stance - dwit bal sogi

  3. Low stance - nachuo sogi

What is reverse knifehand block in Korean?

Sonkal dung makgi

What is upward palm block in Korean?  

Ollyo sonbadak makgi

What is upper elbow strike in Korean? 

Wi palkup taerigi

What is twin vertical punch in Korean?

Sang sewo jirugi

What is twin upset punch in Korean?

Sang dwijibo jirugi

What is x-fist rising block in Korean?

Kyocha joomuk chookyo makgi

What is palm pressing block in Korean?  

Sonbadak noollo makgi

What is angle punch in Korean?  

Giokja jirugi

What is u-shape block in Korean?

Digutja makgi

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