The Syllabus - Beginner Level

 

 

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Grading to 9th Gup

WHITE BELT - YELLOW TAG

   

Verbal Requirements:

Recite 5 Basic Principles of Tang Soo Do
Demonstrate where middle and high Kup So points are located

Demonstration of Combination Movement:

10 Middle & High punch in Horse Stance

Front leg raise

Hyungs (forms):

Kee Cho Hyung IL Bu (Basic Form 1)
Kee Cho Hyung Ee Bu (Basic Form 2)

   

Grading to 8th Gup

YELLOW BELT

White Belt Yellow Tag
   

Verbal Requirements:

Recite 5 Basic Principles of Tang Soo Do

Demonstration of Combination Movement:

Hammer-fist strike in front stance moving fwd
Outside in block in back stance moving back
Front snap kick (middle)

Hyungs (forms):

Kee Cho Hyung Il Bu (Basic Form 1)
Kee Cho Hyung Ee Bu (Basic Form 2)
Kee Cho Hyung Sam Bu (Basic Form 3)

Sparring:

3 Step Sparring

Impact Technique:

Front Snap Kick on kick shield

   

Grading to 7th Gup

YELLOW BELT - ORANGE TAG

Orange Belt
   

Verbal Requirements:

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Recite 5 Basic Principles

What does Tang Soo Do mean ?
What does belt colour signify?

Demonstration of Combination Movement:

Pyung Ahn Cho Dan Sequence 3
Side snap kick (middle)

Hyungs (forms):

Kee Cho Hyung Sam Bu (Basic Form 3)
Pyung Ahn Cho Dan including application

Sparring:

1 Step Sparring

Impact Technique:

Side Snap Kick


Grading Notes:

The main skill being tested at this beginner stage is a sense of balance and co-ordination

An understanding of basic principles including offensive and defensive hip twist, focus and discipline. 3 months are required between each grading test. White belt to yellow & orange signifies the uncovering of great potential as winter turns to spring.

Impact Technique is into Air Shield or Focus Pad