YELLOW STRIPE (9th Kup)
Yellow signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Tae Kwon-do Foundation is being laid.
SITTING STANCE SINGLE PUNCH (COUNTING 10)
FRONT RISING KICK WALKING READY STANCE (COUNTING 10)
10 PRESS-UPS (COUNTING 10)
FWD – WALKING STANCE DOUBLE PUNCH
BWD – L-STANCE MIDDLE BLOCK
FWD – L- STANCE KNIFE HAND STRIKE
BWD – WALKING STANCE LOW BLOCK RISING BLOCK COMBINATION
Theory for your 9th 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 weight distribution in an L-Stance?
What is the Korean for knife hand strike and what part of the hand do you use?
What part of the arm do you block with on a rising block?
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:-
How many movements are in Chon-Ji?
What does Chon-Ji literally mean?
Show me what part of the hand you use for knife hand strike
Show me what an L-stance looks like, and which leg has most of the body weight on it?
What does UKTKD stand for?
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.