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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 Stripe Theory

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

How many moves are in Yul-Gok?


What does blue belt signify?

The heavens toward which the plant grows into a towering tree, as training in Taekwon-do progresses.

What is the meaning of Yul-Gok?

Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nicknamed the 'Confucius of Korea.'  The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38th degree latitude and the diagram represents 'scholar'.

What is X stance in Korean?

Kyocha sogi

What is palm hooking block in Korean?

Sonbadak golcho makgi

What is front elbow strike in Korean?

Ap palkup taerigi

What is twin knifehand block in Korean?

Sang sonkal makgi

What is double forearm block in Korean? 

Doo palmok makgi

Terminology for parts of the body:

1) Reverse knifehand - sonkal dung
2) Back heel - dwit chook


1) Downward – naeryo
2) Upward – ollyo
3) Back – dwit
4) Front - ap

What is jumping in Korean?


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