Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the pattern
Cheon-Ji, as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all patterns, and pattern exercises learned at previous belt ranks have been maintained.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of, Beginning Three-Step-Sparring format, as well as a demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of 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;

Stamping Kick

Front Rising Kick (lead leg, lead leg in a stepping motion from a Walking Stance)

Side Front Kick (lead leg, rear leg, lead leg in a stepping motion)

Side Piercing Kick (lead leg, rear leg, lead leg in a stepping motion)

Side Turning Kick (rear leg)

Two Combination Kicks (different kicks - same direction)

   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;

L-Stance (Ni-eun-ja Seo-gi)

Walking Stance middle Front Punch with the Forefist (reverse)

L-Stance middle Guarding Block with the Outer Forearm

L-Stance middle Side Block with an Inner Forearm (reverse - outward)

 

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 release defenses against a single-handed grab to the lapel

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

At least two joint attack defenses against a single-grab to the lapel

At least two joint attack defenses against a double-handed grab to the lapels

At least one single-handed choke attack from the front

At least one double-handed choke attack from the front

At least one single-handed choke attack from the rear

At least one double-handed choke attack from the rear

Shoulder rolls to both the right and left sides from a kneeling position - coming up in a kneeling position

Falling to the back from a squatting position - landing with a break fall

Falling to the front from a kneeling position with the thighs vertical - landing with a break fall 

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 8th Geup Low Yellow 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 8th 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 8th Geup knowledge requirements;

The meaning of the color of Yellow Belt

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Cheon-Ji

The name, rank, and title of the Father of Taekwon-Do

The literal translation of the word Taekwon-Do and its parts

Knowledge of the complete Belt Ranking System in Taekwon-Do

The characteristics of a Parallel Stance (Na-ran-hi Seo-gi)

The characteristics of a Walking Stance (Geon-neun Seo-gi)

The characteristics of a Sitting Stance (An-neun Seo-gi)

 

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

Active workouts in approximately 7-8 classes/month for at least 12 weeks at a 9th Geup High White 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 three hours/week during this time.

 

Although Tournament sparring competition is optional during this testing cycle, you should attend a tournament to observe sparring competition and you should compete in patterns competition at this level.

 

Rank Promotion Testing

The actual requirements AT testing for 8th Geup Low Yellow Belt will consist of a physical test and an oral examination.  The physical test will consist of a demonstration of the pattern Cheon-Ji, 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 the previous belt rank testing.  The oral examination will consist of random questions covering required knowledge learned at this, and the previous belt rank. 

 

 

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