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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.

Red Stripe Theory

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

How many moves are in Toi-Gye?


What is the meaning of Toi-Gye?

Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th Century), an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents “scholar.”

What does red signify?

Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

This pattern utilizes ‘stamping motion’.  Why do we use stamping motion? 

Stamping into a technique can help generate power and also makes movements emphatic.

What is stamping motion is Korean?

Gurunun dongjak

What is upset fingertip thrust in Korean? 

Dwijibun sonkut tulgi

What is back fist side-back strike in Korean?

Dung joomuk yopdwi taerigi

What is outer forearm W-shape block in Korean? 

Bakat palmok san makgi

What is double forearm pushing block in Korean?

Doo palmok san makgi

What is flat fingertip high thrust in Korean?

Opun sonkut nopundae tulgi

What is twin side elbow thrust in Korean?

Sang palkup tulgi

What is knifehand guarding low block in Korean?

Sonkal daebi najunde makgi

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