Eighth Kup Grading Syllabus

All the syllabus for current yellow belt students to learn in order to gain their yellow + green stripe belt (7th kup).

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Linework

Identify yourself

L-Stance, twin forearm block – performed forwards and backwards

Walking Stance, front kick double punch (forwards)

L-Stance, inwards outer forearm block (backwards)

Turning kick land L-Stance, knife hand guarding block (forwards)

L-Stance, forearm guarding block (backwards)

Pattern

Dan-Gun

Number of Movements: 21

Meaning of Pattern

Dan-Gun is named after the Holy Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2,333BC.

Starting Position – Parallel ready stance (Narani Chunbi Sogi)

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
  2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
  4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
  5. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left low outer forearm block.
  6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
  8. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance, executing a twin forearm block.
  10. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  11. Move the right foot to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a twin forearm block.
  12. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left low outer forearm block.
  14. Execute a left rising block, maintaining the left walking stance. Perform 13 and 14 in a continuous motion.
  15. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking, executing a right rising block.
  16. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left rising block.
  17. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right rising block.
  18. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance, executing a left middle knife hand strike.
  19. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
  20. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a right middle knife hand strike.
  21. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.

Set Sparring

3 Step Sparring – (Sambo Matsoki)

Numbers 1 – 4 – see page for Three Step Sparring

Theory

Children: For children up to the age of 10 and up to third kup red tag there is a separate sheet available to download to help in learning the theory. Over the age of 10 and from second kup red belt and above, children need to learn the full syllabus as applicable to adults.

Click Here to Download the Kids Questions Sheet

What is Three Step Sparring?

Three step sparring is designed for the beginner to learn the basic techniques. It teaches the student many things i.e. proper distance, correct facing, forearm conditioning, correct blocks, correct stances, counter attacks and timing.

General Terms

Inwards – Anaero
Outwards – Bakaero

Parts of the Body

Forearm – Palmok
Palm – Sonbadak
Knife Hand – Sonkal
Back Fist – Dung Joomuk

Basic Movements

Knife Hand Guarding Block – Sonkal Daebi Makgi
Twin Forearm Block – Sang Palmok Makgi
Inward Outer Forearm Block – Anaero Bakat Palmok Makgi
Side Back Fist Strike – Yop Dung Joomuk Taerigi
Knifehand Strike – Sonkal Taerigi
Semi Free Sparring – Ban Jayoo Matsoki
Side Piercing Kick – Yop Chajirugi