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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.

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

Little Dragon White Belt

What do you call your instructor in class?


Which hand do we punch with first; 'ice-cream' hand or 'telephone' hand?

'Ice-cream' hand

Which country does Taekwon-Do come from?


Can you count to 5 in Korean?

Hanna, Dool, Set, Net, Tasot

Little Dragon Purple Belt

What do you call a lady instructor in class?


What do you call a man instructor in class?


Can you show me what a guard looks like?

Demonstrate a guard, both fists near the chin

Can you show me what a walking stance looks like?

Demonstrate a walking stance, front leg bent, rear leg straight

Can you show me how to make a fist?

Demonstrate a fist, fingers clenched to palm, thumb on outside (not trapped under fingers)

Can you count to 10 in Korean?

Hanna, Dool, Set, Net, Tasot, Yasot, Ilgop, Yodol, Ahop, Yol

Which country does Taekwon-Do come from?


Little Dragon Orange Belt

What is kick in Korean?


What is punch in Korean?


Little Dragon Yellow Belt

Can you show me how to do an X-block?

Hands crossed in front of the chest creating 'an X'

What is block in Korean?

Makgi (Sounds like mack-ee)

Little Dragon Green Belt

What's the difference between an axe kick and a rising kick?

Axe kick strikes going down, rising kick strikes going up

What is rising block in Korean?

Chookyo Makgi (Sounds like chook-yo mack-ee)

Can you show me a rising block, crossing your hands correctly?

E.g. time, cover, block

Little Dragon Blue Belt

Can you tell me what Taekwon-Do means?

'Tae' means 'hand', 'kwon' means 'foot', 'do' means 'way'

What does it mean to be a good sportsperson?

To respect others and try your hardest

Little Dragon Red Belt

Can you show me a jumping front snap kick?

Knee up, jump and kick with 'jumping leg'

What do we shake hands after a sparring game?

To show respect/ to thank the other person

As you get to black belt, we don’t say ‘ice-cream hand punch’ and ‘telephone hand punch’ anymore, what do we use now?

Jab, cross

Ready to test your knowledge?

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