Breaking requirements for promotion to 4th Geup
Low Blue Belt:
For promotion to 4th Geup Low Blue Belt, testing candidates are
required to perform several breaks consisting of a combination of both hand and foot, attacks and blocks, while using both the right and left sides.
The candidate will be required to perform both power breaks and technique breaks. These breaks will be selected from those suggested to the test board by the testing candidate from the list below, and/or
will be breaks specified by the test board.
The student may choose any three (3) techniques from the list below as suggestions for their breaks at testing.
These choices must include one (1) power foot break, one (1) power hand break, and one (1) technique break.
The test board has the prerogative to choose alternative breaks for the testing candidate from among any of the breaking
requirements for 5th Geup High Green Belt and below. Therefore,
it is possible that the testing candidate may perform more than three (3) breaks – which may also include replacement
breaks other than those suggested to the test board.
The testing candidate must choose techniques from those that they are most familiar with.
Additionally, they should completely understand the correct execution of those techniques. Therefore,
the techniques to be suggested to the test board will consist of the punches, blocks, thrusts, strikes and kicks learned for
their promotion to 5th Geup
High Green Belt. These techniques will be executed
from the specific stances in patterns or kicking instruction from which they were learned. Depending on
the type of technique and the form of its execution, a particular break can be considered a Power break or
a Technique break (for options for a particular technique, please discuss with your instructor).
For promotion to 4th
Geup Low Blue Belt, the possible choices for techniques to be suggested
to the test board are:
Downward Kick – Technique
Crescent Kick – Power/Technique
Hook Kick (rear
Reverse Hook Kick (offensive) – Technique
Low Twisting Kick (lead leg, rear leg, lead leg in a stepping motion)
Middle Twisting Kick (lead leg, rear leg, lead leg in a stepping motion) – Technique
Skip Side Thrusting
Kick - Power
Side Pushing Kick - Power
Ground Side Front Kick – Power/Technique
Ground Side Piercing Kick –
Ground Side Turning
Kick – Power/Technique
Flying High Kick – Technique
Flying Side Piercing Kick – Power/Technique
L-Stance high Strike with the Knifehand (inward - obverse) – Power/Technique
Stance middle Side Punch with the Forefist (obverse) – Power/Technique
Additional, or alternative breaks requested BY the test board may include ANY breaking requirement listed for 6th Geup Low Green Belt or 5th Geup High Green Belt – the testing candidate
may choose to use either their right or left side for these breaks. Additional, or alternative breaks may
also include breaking with ANY technique listed as a requirement for promotion to 7th Geup High Yellow Belt and below – the test board will decide whether the student breaks with their right or left side for these breaks.
It is also expected that
skill will increase as the testing candidate matures in size and/or rank. Therefore, it is assumed that
techniques chosen by the test board from previous rank breaking requirements would most likely involve an increase in the
number of boards.
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