Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Testing requirements for promotion to 2nd Geup Low Red Belt:

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the pattern Toi-Gye, 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 Intermediate One-Step-Sparring and Advanced Semi-Free Step-Sparring, 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;

Upward Kick with the top of the Knee

Reverse Crescent Kick

Skip Twisting Kick 

Skip Hooking Kick (defensive) 

Ground Front Checking Kick

Ground Side Checking Kick

Ground Inward Vertical Kick

Ground Outward Vertical Kick

Flying Hook Kick (offensive)

Flying 360Back Piercing Kick

Flying Twisting Kick

Mid-Air Lead Leg Hook Kick

Quadruple Kicking

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 learned in a skipping motion where applicable.

 

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

Close Stance high Side Back Strike with the Backfist

Close Stance Thrust with the Twin Side Elbow

Walking Stance low Front Thrust with the Upset Fingertip (reverse)

Walking Stance Pressing Block with the X-Fist

Walking Stance high Front Thrust with the Flat Fingertip (obverse)

Sitting Stance W-Shape Block with the Outer Forearm (inward)

L-Stance low Side Pushing Block with the Double Forearm (outward)

L-Stance high Side Back Strike with the Backfist (obverse)

L-Stance low Block with the Outer Forearm (reverse - outward)

L-Stance low Knifehand Guarding Block

X-Stance low Pressing Block with an X-Fist

Continuous Motion from a Walking Stance - Pressing Block with an X-Fist, and Vertical Punch with a Twin Forefist 

 

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 throws against an attack with an inward strike with a knifehand

At least two throws against an attack with an outward strike with a knifehand

At least two throws against an attack with a turning kick

At least two throws against an attack with a side piercing kick

A Scissors-Kick Take-Down attack to the legs against an L-Stance 

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 2nd Geup Low Red 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 2nd 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 2nd Geup knowledge requirements;

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Toi-Gye

The meaning of the color of Red Belt

The nine points to be observed while performing patterns

 

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

Active workouts in approximately 7-8 classes/month for at least 3 months at a 3rd Geup High Blue 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-and-a-half 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 two-and-a-half hours of community service type activities is required during this testing cycle.

 

A 150 word report on the Student Oath of Taekwon-Do.  Focus on at least two of the five parts of the Student Oaths, and describe how you have used them in your personal life.

 

Rank Promotion Testing

The actual requirements AT testing for 2nd Geup Low Red Belt will consist of a physical test and an oral examination.  The physical test will consist of a demonstration of the pattern Toi-Gye, 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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