Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Testing requirements for promotion to 5th Geup High Green Belt:

 

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

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the Beginning Two-Step-Sparring format, as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of No-Contact Free Sparring and 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;

Downward Kick

Crescent Kick

Hook Kick (rear leg)

Reverse Hook Kick (offensive)

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)

Skip Side Thrusting Kick

Skip Side Pushing Kick

Ground Side Front Kick

Ground Side Piercing Kick

Ground Side Turning Kick

Flying High Kick

Flying Side Piercing Kick

Two Consecutive Kicks (different kicks - different targets or directions)

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;

Fixed Stance (go-jeong seo-gi)

Close Stance (mo-a seo-gi)

Close Ready Stance type A (mo-a jun-bi seo-gi A)

Bending Stance (ku-bu-ryeo seo-gi)

Bending Ready Stance type A (ku-bu-ryeo chun-bi seo-gi A)

Walking Stance Circular Block with the Inner Forearm (reverse)

L-Stance high Strike with the Knifehand (inward - obverse)

Fixed Stance middle Side Punch with the Forefist (obverse)

Bending Ready Stance type A middle Guarding Block with the Outer Forearm

 

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 Captures of a Side Front Kick

At least two Captures of a Side Piercing Kick

At least two Captures of a Back Piercing Kick

Foot Sweeps against an L-Stance, a Walking Stance, and a Sitting Stance

At least two defenses against a forearm choke attack from the rear

At least two throws against a forefist punch attack from a Walking Stance

At least two throws against a downward strike attack with the knifehand from a Walking Stance

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 5th Geup High Green 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 5th 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 5th Geup knowledge requirements;

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Won-Hyo

The eight examples of poor Integrity

Vocabulary of at least 24 Korean words used in a Taekwon-Do class

The characteristics of a Fixed Stance (Go-jeong Seo-gi)

The characteristics of a Close Stance (Mo-a Seo-gi)

The characteristics of a Close Ready Stance type A (Mo-a Jun-bi Seo-gi  A)

The characteristics of a Bending Stance (Gu-bu-ryeo Seo-gi)

The characteristics of a Bending Ready Stance type A (Gu-bu-ryeo Jun-bi Seo-gi  A)

 

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 6th Geup Green 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 four hours/week during this time.

 

Although Tournament sparring competition is optional during this testing cycle, it is highly recommended that you compete in both Patterns and Sparring in one tournament at this level.

 

Participate in one hour of community service type activities during this testing cycle.

 

A 50 word report on how Taekwon-Do is benefiting you in your every day life, that does not include punching and kicking.

 

Rank Promotion Testing

The actual requirements AT testing for 5th Geup High Green Belt will consist of a physical test and an oral examination.  The physical test will consist of a demonstration of the pattern Won-Hyo, 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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