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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.

White Belt Theory

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

What does White Belt signify?

White Belt is symbolic of innocence; a new beginning or the birth of a seed. Beginners are seen as seekers of knowledge, just starting out on their cycle of understanding.

What is the Korean for punch?


What is the Korean for front-rising kick?


What is the Korean for walking stance?

Gunnon Sogi

What is the Korean for Sitting stance?

Annun Sogi

Can you count to 10 in Korean?

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

What are the five tenets of Taekwondo?

Courtesy, Integrity, Self –Control, Indomitable Spirit, Perseverance.

What does yellow belt signify?

The earth, from which the plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-do foundation is being laid.

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