Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Testing requirements for promotion to 4th Geup Low Blue Belt:

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the pattern Yul-Gok, as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all patterns, and pattern exercises learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of both the Advanced Two-Step-Sparring and Two-Way Two-Step-Sparring formats, as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of No-Contact Free Sparring and all step-sparring formats learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the following kicks with both the left and right leg;

Front Checking Kick

Side Checking Kick

Hooking Kick (defensive)

High Twisting Kick

Skip Hook Kick

Triple Kicks

Ground High Kick

Ground Turning Kick

Ground Side Thrusting Kick

Flying Turning Kick

Flying Side Turning Kick

Three Combination Kicks (different kicks - different targets and/or directions)

as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all kicks learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.

From this point on, all kicks should also be practiced in a lead leg, rear leg, and in stepping motion when applicable.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the following techniques;

X-Stance (gyo-cha seo-gi)

X-Ready Stance (gyo-cha jun-bi seo-gi)

Walking Stance middle Hooking Block with the Palm (reverse - outward)

Walking Stance middle Hooking Block with the Palm (obverse - outward)

Walking Stance middle Front Strike with the Front Elbow (reverse)

Walking Stance high Block with the Double Forearm (obverse - outward)

X-Stance high Side Strike with the Backfist (reverse)

Fast Motion from a Sitting Stance – middle Front Punch with a Forefist, and middle Front Punch with the other Forefist

Connecting Motion from a Walking Stance – middle Hooking Block with the Palm (obverse), and middle Front Punch with the Forefist (reverse)

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the following Ho-Sin-Sul (Self Defense) techniques on both your left and right side;

At least two defenses against a single hair grab from the front

At least two defenses against a single hair grab from the rear

At least two defenses against a headlock from the side

At least two defenses (not including throws) against a double-handed choke attack from the front

At least two throws against an attack with a Side Front Kick

Falling to the front from a standing position - landing with a break fall

as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all Ho-Sin-Sul techniques learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of both power and technique breaks on 1" pine boards.  These will include several specific hand and foot technique breaking requirements for 4th Geup Low Blue Belt, as well as some from previous rank level breaking requirements.  Breaks will be selected by the testing candidate and/or specified by the test board.

 

Passing the 4th Geup Written Test within two weeks of testing.  This test will cover the required knowledge learned at all previous belt ranks as well as the following 4th Geup knowledge requirements;

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Yul-Gok

The meaning of the color of Blue Belt

The five disciplines of Taekwon-Do Moral Culture

The five parts of the Physical Composition of Taekwon-Do

The relative directions for techniques with respect to the body

The characteristics of an X-Stance (gyo-cha seo-gi)

The characteristics of an X-Ready Stance (gyo-cha jun-bi seo-gi)

 

Training expectations for the Chang Hon Kwan Taekwon-Do class are as follows;

Active workouts in approximately 7-8 classes/month for at least 12 weeks at a 5th Geup High Green Belt level;

Active workouts in approximately 7 classes in the three weeks just prior to the next testing; and

Students work out on their own outside of class on an average of four hours/week during this time.

 

Tournament competition in both Patterns and Sparring in at least one tournament during this testing cycle is required.

 

Participate in one-and-a-half hours of community service type activities during this testing cycle.

 

A 75 word report on the definition of each of the Tenets of Taekwon-Do in your own words - with an example for each which you have personally experienced.  You can not use the words used on this web page.

 

Rank Promotion Testing

The actual requirements AT testing for 4th Geup Low Blue Belt will consist of a physical test and an oral examination.  The physical test will consist of a demonstration of the pattern Yul-Gok, as well as random elements of Taekwon-Do selected by the test board.  These random elements will be selected to include requirements learned at this level (listed above), as well as some elements from previous belt rank testings.  The oral examination will consist of random questions covering required knowledge learned at this and all previous belt ranks. 

 

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