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Breaking requirements for promotion to 8th Geup Low Yellow Belt:

 

For promotion to 8th Geup Low Yellow 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 two (2) techniques from the list below as suggestions for their breaks at testing.  These choices must include one (1) power foot break, and one (1) power hand break.  The test board has the prerogative to choose alternative breaks for the testing candidate from among techniques listed as requirements for promotion to 9th Geup High White Belt.  Therefore, it is possible that the testing candidate may perform more than two (2) 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 9th Geup High White 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 8th Geup Low Yellow Belt, the possible choices for techniques to be suggested to the test board are:

Front Kick (lead leg from a Walking Stance) - Technique         

Front Kick (rear leg from a Walking Stance) - Power         

Front Kick (lead leg in a stepping motion from a Walking Stance) - Technique

Side Piercing Kick (to the side from a Sitting Stance) - Power

Sitting Stance Front Punch with a Forefist - Power

Walking Stance middle Front Punch with the Forefist (obverse) - Power

Walking Stance low Block with the Outer Forearm (obverse - outward) - Technique

Walking Stance low Block with the Knifehand (obverse - outward) - Technique

Walking Stance middle Side Front Block with the Inner Forearm (obverse  - outward) - Power

Additional, or alternative breaks requested BY the test board for the candidate to perform, may include breaking with other techniques listed as requirements for promotion to 9th Geup High White Belt that the testing candidate has not chosen. 

 

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