YELLOW BELT (8th Kup)
Yellow signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Tae Kwon-do Foundation is being laid.
RIGHT LEG BACK AND GUARD – REVERSE PUNCH ON THE SPOT WITH KIAP (4 TIMES) THEN SWITCH LEGS AND REPEAT
BWD – TWIN OUTER FOREARM BLOCK
FWD – FRONT KICK DOUBLE PUNCH LANDING IN WALKING STANCE
BWD – L-STANCE INWARDS MOVING BLOCK (AS IN 3-STEP No 3)
FWD – TURNING KICK LANDING IN L-STANCE WITH GUARDING BLOCK
BWD – L-STANCE FOREARM GUARDING BLOCK
PATTERN DAN GUN
3 STEP SPARING No 1-4, JUNIORS No 1-2
TYPICAL THEORY FOR 8TH KUPS
Theory for your 8th Kup grading typically consists of 3 questions relating to the training that you have done so far
THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ARE:-
What is the meaning of your pattern?
How many movements does it have?
What is the korean for Front Kick, and what part of the foot do you use? (the same question is often asked for Turning Kick)
What is the Korean for 3 step sparing?
What is the Korean for guarding block, and what is its purpose?
Who are the founder members of the UKTKD?
JUNIOR THEORY QUESTIONS
For the juniors, depending on age and ability, we tend to make the theory questions much easier.
THE MOST COMMON JUNIOR QUESTIONS ARE:-
What is the name of your pattern and how many movements does it have?
Why do we learn 3 step sparing?
What’s your favourite part of Tae Kwon-Do?
Show me what part of the foot you'd use for a Turning Kick
Remember that these are just examples of questions you might be asked at a grading, a student should have a good knowledge of their theory before going to grade.