Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Testing requirements for promotion to 1st Geup High Red Belt:

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the pattern Hwa-Rang and the pattern exercise Four-Direction Thrust 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 Advanced One-Step-Sparring and Semi-Free One-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;

Outward Pressing Kick

Inward Pressing Kick

Ground Back Piercing Kick

Ground Reverse Hook Kick

Ground Reverse Turning Kick

Flying Hooking Kick (defensive)

Flying Downward Kick

Flying Twin Foot Front Kick - 1 and 2 targets

Flying Twin Foot Side Piercing Kick - 1 and 2 targets

Flying Outward Vertical Kick (footsword)

Flying Inward Vertical Kick (reverse footsword)

Mid-Air 180Reverse Hook Kick (offensive)

Four (4) Combination Kicks - different targets, different directions

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

 

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

Vertical Stance (su-jik seo-gi)

Close Ready Stance type C (mo-a jun-bi seo-gi C)

Close Stance high Side Front Block with the Inner Forearm (outward)

Sitting Stance middle Side Front Pushing Block with the Palm

L-Stance middle Front Punch with the Forefist (obverse)

L-Stance Side Back Thrust with the Side Elbow (obverse)

L-Stance Upward Punch with the Forefist (obverse)

Vertical Stance middle Side Downward Strike with the Knifehand (reverse)

 

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

At least four pressure points against an attacking partner

At least two throws against a double-handed choke from the front

At least two throws against a double-handed grab to the lapels

Foot Sweep against a Side Front Kick

Foot Sweep against a Reverse Turning Kick

Foot Sweep against a Turning Kick

Foot Sweep against a Side Piercing Kick

Foot Sweep against a Back Piercing Kick

as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all Ho-Shin-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 1st Geup High 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 1st 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 1st Geup knowledge requirements;

The pattern exercise diagram, and number of movements for the pattern exercise 4-Direction Thrust

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Hwa-Rang

The five parts of the Hwa-Rang Warrior Code

The three kingdoms of ancient Korea

The six factors in the Theory of Power in Taekwon-Do

The characteristics of a Vertical Stance  (Su-jik Seo-gi)

The characteristics of a Close Ready Stance type C  (Mo-a Jun-bi Seo-gi  C)

 

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 2nd Geup Red 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 4: 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 three hours of community service type activities is required during this testing cycle.

 

A 200 word report is required on what you have learned from Taekwon-Do other than the physical activities like punching, kicking, and self defense.

 

Rank Promotion Testing

The actual requirements AT testing for 1st Geup High Red Belt consist of a physical test and an oral examination.  The physical test will consist of a demonstration of the pattern Hwa-Rang, the pattern exercise Four-Direction Thrust, 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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