Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Below is the knowledge required for testing for a 1st Dan Black Belt:

 

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Chung-Mu

 

The meaning of the color of Black Belt

 

The eight (8) parts of "Training Secrets of Taekwon-Do";

1    To study the theory of power thoroughly

2    To understand the purpose and meaning of each movement clearly

3    To bring the movement of eyes, hands, feet and breath into a single coordinated action

4    To choose the appropriate attacking tool for each vital spot

5    To become familiar with the correct angle and distance for attack and defense

6    Keep both the arms and legs bent slightly while the movement is in motion

7        All movements must begin with a backward motion with very few exceptions

8        To create a sign wave during the movement by utilizing the knee spring properly

 

Be able to count from one to ten in Sino-Korean;

 1    il

 2    i 

 3    sam 

 4    sa 

 5    o

 6    yuk  

 7       chil 

 8        pal

 9    gu  

10      sip  

 

The history of the art of Taekwon-Do: 

On April 11th, 1955, the name Taekwon-Do was officially adopted for the martial art General Choi Hong Hi had developed using elements of the ancient Korean martial art of Tae-Kyon and of Shotokan Karate, a martial art he had learned while studying in Japan.

The philosophical values and the goals of Taekwon-Do are firmly rooted in the traditional moral culture of the Orient.  On the technical side, defensive and offensive tactics are based on principles of physics, particularly Newton's Law, which explains how to generate maximum force by increasing speed and mass during the execution of a movement.

Wanting to share the results of his philosophical reflections and his technical experiments, General Choi planned and wrote a unique reference work, the Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do. In its fifteen volumes, he explained in detail the rules and practices of this art.

Always striving for excellence, General Choi presented Taekwon-Do as in a state of continuous evolution, open to changes that would improve its effectiveness.  He wrote that anyone who believes he has fully discharged his duty will soon perish.  Likewise, any undertaking that is perceived to have reached its objectives is likely to lose momentum, stagnate, and die.

Since the beginning, Taekwon-Do has never stopped evolving, driven by the strong will and a lot of hard work by its Founder. 

 

 

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