Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Testing requirements for promotion to 7th Geup High Yellow Belt:

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the pattern Dan-Gun, as well as a demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of all patterns, and pattern exercises 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;

Side Turning Kick (lead leg, lead leg in a stepping motion) 

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

Back Piercing Kick 

Skip Side Front Kick 

Skip Side Piercing Kick 

Double Kicks 

Flying Front Kick (from a Walking Stance) 

Two Consecutive 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-Ready Stance (Ni-eun-ja Jun-bi Seo-gi)

Walking Stance High Front Punch with the Forefist (obverse)

Walking Stance Rising Block with the Outer Forearm (obverse)

L-Stance Middle Guarding Block with the Knifehand 

L-Stance Block with a Twin Forearm

L-Stance Side Strike with the Knifehand (reverse - outward)

Continuous Motion from a Walking Stance - low Side Block with the Outer Forearm (obverse - outward), and Rising Block with the Outer Forearm (obverse)

 

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

A basic understanding of low section pressure points 

A basic understanding of high section pressure points

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

At least two joint attack defenses against a single straight grab to the wrist 

At least two joint attack defenses against a single cross grab to the wrist 

At least two joint attack defenses against a double grab to the wrists 

At least two joint attack defenses against a double-handed choke from the front 

Shoulder rolls to both the right and left sides from a kneeling position - landing with a break fall

Falling backward to the right and left sides from a squatting position - 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 7th Geup High 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 7th 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 7th Geup knowledge requirements;

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Dan-Gun

The Tenets of Taekwon-Do

The Student Oath of Taekwon-Do

The directions in pattern diagrams 

The three classes of Black Belt 

The characteristics of an L-stance (Ni-eun-ja Seo-gi)

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

The characteristics of a  Parallel Ready Stance a (Na-ran-hi Jun-bi 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 an 8th Geup Yellow 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-and-a-half 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 both Patterns and Sparring at this level. 

 

 Rank Promotion Testing

The actual requirements AT testing for 7th Geup High Yellow Belt will consist of a physical test and an oral examination.  The physical test will consist of a demonstration of the pattern Dan-Gun, 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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