Green & Blue Belt Info

Belt Information Stripe Requirements

6th Gup Green Belt

 Green Belt: Represents a plant which is beginning to grow.

Won-Hyo (28) Was the monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in 686 A.D.

 Training Secrets of Taekwondo:

  1. Study the theory of power thoroughly.
  2. Understand the purpose and meaning of each movement clearly.

6th Gup Green Belt One Steps/Self Defense – Arm Bar

 

  1. Wrist Grab (right hand same side): Step left foot to the left and grab top of opponents hand, then right foot behind while twisting the hand (releasing the grabbed wrist) and creating an arm bar with the other hand pressing the elbow joint.
  2. Lapel Grab (right hand): Step left foot backward to an L stance and grab top of opponents hand with your right hand, step left foot to the side of opponent, then right foot behind while twisting the hand and creating an arm bar with the other hand pressing the elbow joint.
  3. One Step with right punch: Step left foot backward to an L stance and right inward middle block with right outer forearm. Brush hand low enough to grab top of punching hand and step left foot to the left, then right foot behind while twisting the hand and creating an arm bar with the other hand pressing the elbow joint.

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5th Gup Green Belt w/Blue Stripe

Yul-Gok (38) Is the pseudonym for the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584), nicknamed the Confucius of Korea.”  The 38 moves refer to his birthplace on the 38° latitude and the diagram, plus over minus (±), represents scholar.

Training Secrets of Taekwondo:

  1. Bring the movement of eyes, hands, feet, and breath into a single coordinated action.
  2. Choose the appropriate attack for each vital spot.

5th Gup Green Belt (Blue stripe) One-Steps/Self Defense – Wrist Locks

  1. Wrist Grab (right hand cross grab on left): Step right foot to right and grab opponent’s hand around the thumb area with your left hand. Step left foot behind while twisting the hand (releasing the grabbed wrist) and creating a wrist lock with the other hand grabbing and assisting.

 

  1. Lapel Grab (right hand): Step right foot back and grab top of opponents hand around the thumb with your left hand and step right foot to the right, then left foot behind while twisting the hand and creating a wrist lock with the other hand grabbing and assisting.

 

  1. One Step with right punch: Step right foot backward to an L stance and left inward middle block with left outer forearm. Brush hand low enough to grab top of punching hand and step right foot to the right, then left foot behind while twisting the hand and creating a wrist lock with the other hand grabbing and assisting.

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4th Gup Blue Belt

Blue Belt: Represents a plant as it reaches for the sky.

Choong-Gun (32) Is named after the patriot Ahn Choong-Gun, who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese Governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger.  The 32 moves represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed at Lui-Shung prison (1910).

 

Training Secrets of Taekwondo:

  1. Become familiar with the correct angle and distance for attack and defense.
  2. Keep both the arms and legs bent slightly while the movement is in motion.

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3rd Gup Blue Belt w/Red Stripe

Toi-Gye (37) Is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th Century), an authority on neo-Confucianism.  The 37 moves refer to his birthplace on the 37° latitude, and the diagram, plus over minus (±), represents “scholar.”

The 9 points to be observed while performing forms:

  1. Accuracy – each pattern should begin and end on the same spot.
  2. Correct posture and facing should be maintained at all times.
  3. The muscles of the body should be tensed and relaxed at the proper moments.

Contact Information

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