9.5th Kup grading syllabus (White belt – Yellow Tag)

Blocks:

High block (Horse-riding stance)

Low block (Horse-riding stance)

Outer block (Horse-riding stance)

Strikes:

Mid-section punch (Horse-riding stance)

Chop kick (Walking stance) On the spot

Front Kick (Walking stance) On the spot

Pattern:

Pattern #0

Theory:

What martial-art are we practicing?

Where is Taekwondo from?

When should Taekwondo be used?

Why and when do we bow?

*This syllabus should be used only guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

9th Kup grading syllabus (Yellow Tag – Yellow Stripe)

Basics:

Techniques specified on any previous syllabus

Guarding block (Walking stance)

High block (Walking stance)

Low block (Walking stance)

Inner block (walking stance)

Outer block (Walking stance)

Front punch (Horse-riding stance) High, middle & low

Push kick (Walking stance) On the spot

Chop kick (Walking stance) On the spot

Front punch (walking Stance)

Front kick (walking Stance)

Sparring

One-for-one kicking (Non-contact)

Pattern:

Pattern #0
First 5 moves of Pattern #1

Strength & Fitness:

X 5 Press-ups

Theory:

What is the name of this Taekwondo club?

What are the names of the instructors?

Correctly form a fist

Identify the striking area of the hand when performing a punch

Identify the striking area of the foot when performing a front kick on a target pad

*This syllabus should be used only guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

 

9th Kup grading syllabus (Yellow Tag – Yellow Stripe)

Basics:

Techniques specified on any previous syllabus

Guarding block (Walking stance)

High block (Walking stance)

Low block (Walking stance)

Inner block (walking stance)

Outer block (Walking stance)

Front punch (Horse-riding stance) High, middle & low

Push kick (Walking stance) On the spot

Chop kick (Walking stance) On the spot

Front punch (walking Stance)

Front kick (walking Stance)

Sparring

One-for-one kicking (Non-contact)

Pattern:

Pattern #0
First 5 moves of Pattern #1

Strength & Fitness:

X 5 Press-ups

Theory:

What is the name of this Taekwondo club?

What are the names of the instructors?

Correctly form a fist

Identify the striking area of the hand when performing a punch

Identify the striking area of the foot when performing a front kick on a target pad

*This syllabus should be used only guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

 

8th Kup grading syllabus (Yellow Tag – Yellow Belt)

Basics:

Techniques specified on any previous syllabus

High block (Walking stance)

Low block (Long stance)

Inner block (Walking stance)

Back fist (walking stance)

Front kick (Walking stance)

Push kick (Walking stance)

Half-turning kick (Fighting stance)

Low block; reverse punch, front punch (Long stance)

Front kick, chop kick (walking stance)

Pattern:

Taegeuk Il Jang / Pattern #1 (First 10 moves)

Sparring

Two- for-two (Non-contact)

Strength & Fitness:

X10 Press ups

Theory:

Count 1 – 10 in Korean

Translate the word “Tae-Kwon-Do” into English

Identify the striking area(s) of the foot when performing a chop Kick

Name the 5 tenets of Taekwondo and provide an example of what each one means

*This syllabus should be used only guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

7.5th Kup grading syllabus (Yellow Belt – Green Tag)

 

Basics

Techniques specified on any previous syllabus

Guarding block (Fighting stance)

Reverse inner block (Walking stance)

Outer forearm block (Walking stance)

Low block, high block with same hand (Long stance)

Reverse punch (Long stance)

High block; reverse punch; front punch (Walking stance)

Inner block; reverse punch, front punch (Long stance)

Front Kick, front punch (walking stance)

Inner crescent kick (Walking stance)

Turning kick (Walking stance)

Front kick, turning kick (Walking stance)


Pattern:

Taegeuk Il Jang / Pattern #1

Self-defence

Single wrist grab (Cross-arm)

Sparring

One- for-one (Light contact)
Free sparring (Non-contact)

Theory
 Explain the importance of stretching
Recite Korean terms for the following:
*Front Kick
*Front Stance
*Walking stance
*Training Hall

*This syllabus should be used only guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

 

 

7th Kup grading syllabus (Green Tag – Green Stripe)

Requirements

Must have competed in at least 1 competition (Inter-club standard or above)

Basics
Techniques specified on any previous syllabus

Outer knife hand block (back stance)

Front punch (Long stance) High section

Back fist; reverse punch, front punch (Long stance)

Inner Block, reverse punch (Walking stance)

High Block, reverse punch (Walking stance)

Outer knife hand strike (Walking stance)

Front Kick, high section punch (Long stance)

Turning Kick, turning Kick (Walking stance)

Skipping turning kick (fighting stance)

Pattern:

Taegeuk Il Jang / Pattern #1

Taegeuk Ee Jang / Pattern #2 (first 5 moves)

Self-defence

Single wrist grab (cross-arm)

Double handed choke

Sparring
Free Sparring (Light contact to body only)

Pad work

X10 front kicks (Both holder and kicker will be examined) Alternate legs

Theory
Explain how to develop added power when performing a block or strike
Where are the scoring area’s in competition sparring and how many points are provided for each type of strike
Recite Korean terms for the following:
* Punch
*Half-turning kick

*This syllabus should be used only guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

6th Kup grading syllabus (Green Stripe – Green)

Basics

Techniques specified on any previous syllabus

Outer forearm block (Walking stance)

Outer knife hand block (Back stance)

Outer knife hand strike (Long stance)

Outer knife hand block (Back stance), slide into reverse punch (Long stance)

Outer crescent kick (Walking stance)

Skipping turning kick, turning kick (Fighting stance)

Double front kick with same leg (Fighting stance)

Double turning kick with same leg (Fighting stance)

Skipping side kick (Fighting stance)

Pad work

X10 Mid-section punches (Both holder and kicker will be examined) Alternate hands

X10 Push kicks (Both holder and kicker will be examined) Alternate legs

Pattern:

Taegeuk Il Jang / Pattern #1

Taegeuk Ee Jang / Pattern #2

Self-defence

Wrist grab (cross-arm)
Double handed choke
Single collar grab

Sparring
Free sparring (Light contact to body only) Combinations and fakes required

Theory

What role do distractions play in Self-defence
Why are competitions an important aspect of Taekwondo
Recite the Korean terms for the following:
*Chop Kick
*Turning kick
*Back Stance

*This syllabus should be used only as guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

5.5th Kup grading syllabus (Green – Blue Tag)

Basics

Techniques specified on any previous syllabus

Downward pressing block (Walking stance)

Inner elbow strike (Long stance)

Elbow thrust (Horse-riding stance)

Half-turn, Back-fist (back stance)

Double knife-hand block (walking stance)

Back kick (Fighting stance)

Front kick, back-fist (Long stance)

Side kick, side kick (Fighting stance)

Jab and reverse punch combo; followed by high section turning kick (Fighting stance)

Side kick (Fighting stance)

Pattern
Taegeuk Sam Jang / Pattern #3 (first 5 moves)
Examiners choice

One Step Sparring

Stepping to the side with outer knife-hand block, followed by turning kick ribs (Attacker punches towards the face)

Pad Work

X10 Turning kicks (Holder and kicker will be examined) Alternate legs

Front kick, Push kick (Holder and kicker will be examined)

Sparring

Free sparring (Semi contact to body, advanced kicks required)

Self Defence

Wrist grab (cross-arm & mirror arm)
Double wrist grab
Double handed choke
Single collar grab

Theory

What Physical, social, mental benefits can be gained by practicing Taekwondo
Does practice make perfect? Explain how good practice can improve our Taekwondo and why bad practice is detrimental

Recite Korean terms for the following:
*Belt
*Back Kick
*outer Knife hand block

*This syllabus should be used only guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

5th Kup grading syllabus (Blue Tag – Blue Stripe)

Requirements

Must have competed in at least 2 competitions (Inter-club or above)
Must have full WTF approved protection

Basics
Techniques specified on any previous syllabus
Double knife hand block (Back stance), step forward spear hand strike (long stance)
Inner-pressing block (Walking stance)
Front kick, turning kick, chop kick (Fighting stance)
Turning Kick, Back Kick (Fighting stance)
Back Kick, turning Kick (Fighting stance)
Upward elbow strike (Long stance)
Hook Kick (Fighting stance)
360° half-turning kick (Fighting stance)

One Step Sparring
(i) Inner block to the outside (Walking stance), step round and elbow strike (Horse-riding stance)
(ii) Outer knife hand block to the outside (Back stance), step to the outside and perform X2 punches to the Kidney and X1 punch to the face (Horse-riding stance)

Pad Work

X4 Skipping turning kicks (Holder and kicker will be examined) Alternate legs
X4 Side kicks (Holder and kicker will be examined)

Pattern
Taegeuk Sam Jang / Pattern #3
Examiners choice

Sparring
Free sparring in full armour (Semi contact to body)

Self Defence
Any attack from the front
Head-lock

Destruction
Chop Kick and/or Outer knife hand strike

Theory
What are the benefits of doing a spin Kick (eg 360° half turning kick)
What Style of Taekwondo do we practice?
What is the name of the global headquarters of Taekwondo and where is it located?
What part of the foot do we kick with when performing a side kick?

*This syllabus should be used only as a guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

4th Kup grading syllabus (Blue Stripe – Blue Belt)

Basics
Techniques specified on any previous syllabus
Reverse ridge hand strike (Long stance)
Reverse Palm heel strike (long stance)
Double outer knife hand block (back stance) Half-turn, Back-fist (walking stance)
Front kick, back fist, reverse inner block (Long stance)
Side kick, side sick (Back stance)
Front kick, reverse upper elbow strike (Long stance)
Reverse Hook kick (Fighting stance)
Outer knife hand block (back stance stance)
Jumping front kick (Fighting stance)
Push kick, slide forward chop kick (Fighting Stance) Same leg
Double half-turning kick

One Step Sparring
(i) Inner block (Walking stance), step round elbow strike (Horse-riding stance)
(ii) Outer knife hand block to the outside (Back stance), front leg turning kick/ knee stamp, reverse punch to the face (Walking stance)
(iii) Outer knife hand block to the outside (Back stance), step forward and striking the triceps with a knife hand strike (Long stance); roll downward

Pad Work
Pad holder calling kicks (both holder and kicker will be marked)

Pattern
Taegeuk Sam Jang / Pattern #4
Examiners choice

Power test
Side kick and/or elbow (forearm)  strike

Destruction
Side kick
Inner forearm (elbow) strike

Sparring
Free sparring in full armour (Semi contact to body, some kicks targeted towards the head)

Self Defence
Any attack from the front
Head-lock
Single collar grab (from behind)

Theory
What part of the foot do we kick with when performing a technical front Kick
Explain step by step how to perform a front kick
Explain why it is generally considered preferable to block to the outside during one step sparring

*This syllabus should be used only as guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

3.5th Kup grading syllabus (Blue Belt – Red Tag)

Basics
Techniques specified on any previous syllabus
Wedging Block (Front Stance)
Reverse Crescent Kick (fighting stance)
Jumping turning kick (fighting stance)
Double turning kick (same leg) low and high (fighting stance)
Double Side kick (same leg) low and high (fighting stance)
Outer knife hand block (back stance) step forward mid section punch (walking stance) elbow thrust (back stance)
Downward pressing block (walking stance) reverse punch
Front kick, reverse palm heal strike (front stance)
Front kick, low block, reverse inner block (front stance)
Side kick, reverse elbow strike into open hand (long stance)
Outer knife hand block, step forward inner elbow strike

One Step Sparring
(i) Outer knife hand block to inside (back stance), step round and punch to the body and head (Horse-riding stance)
(ii) Outer knife hand block to inside (fighting stance), front kick to groin, turning kick to head
(iii) Outer knife hand block to inside (fighting stance), wrist lock to lower attackers body and front kick to the head

Pattern
Taegeuk Oh Jang / Pattern #5
Examiners choice

Destruction
Back kick
Reverse Inner knife hand strike

Sparring
Free sparring in full armour (Semi contact to body, some kicks targeted towards the head) x3 rounds in a row

Self Defence
Any attack from the front
Head-lock
Single collar grab (from behind)
Bearhug

Fitness
x20 press-ups
1 minute plank
x30 sit up’s

Theory
What does Pattern #5 represent?
Explain all 5 tenets of Taekwondo and give examples of when you have used each one during your training
Back kick in Korean?
What is the process if your set techniques for self-defence are not releasing you from a grab?

*This syllabus should be used only as guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

 

3.5th Kup grading syllabus (Red Tag – Red Belt)

Basics
Techniques specified on any previous syllabus
Inner pressing block  (tiger Stance)
Reverse hook Kick (fighting stance)
Jab, spinning backfist, Turning kick (fighting stance)
Reverse upper elbow strike (long stance)
Double low section block (back stance)
jumping double front kick; low and midsection (fighting stance)
Reverse ridge-hand strike (long stance)

One Step Sparring
Any (Including takedowns)

Pattern
Taegeuk Oh Jang / Pattern #5
Taegeuk Yook Jang / Pattern #6 (first 5 moves)
Examiners choice

Destruction
Side kick (both legs)

Sparring
Free sparring in full armour (Semi contact to body, some kicks targeted towards the head) x3 rounds in a row
Jab, cross (pad work)

Self Defence
Any attacks from front and behind

Fitness
x30press-ups
1.5 minute plank
x30 Leg-ups

Theory
What does Pattern #6 represent?
Explain the difference between ITF and WTF Taekwondo
What does red belt Represent?
Explain how to generate power
Inner knife hand strike in Korean
reverse punch in Korean
Explain the meaning behind the Aquila Logo

*This syllabus should be used only as guideline of the level of techniques required to pass the grading. The examiner may ask for techniques not specified in this syllabus

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