Candidates’ Basic Requirements.
To qualify for grading, candidates must have attended class at an officially recognised ITSDF club for a period of not less than sixty one-hour sessions prior to the grading.
A. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
The candidate must know:
- How to ensure the safety of other Tang Soo Do practitioners during training.
B. DEMONSTRATION OF ABILITY
BASIC TECHNIQUES (Kee Cho)
Hand and foot techniques
The candidate must be able to perform all the hand and foot combinations from earlier grading examinations.
Additional foot techniques
Back spinning chop kick, Knee turning round-house kick, Jump round-house kick
Pyung Ahn Oh Dan, Bah Sa Hee
ONE-STEP SPARRING AND FREE FIGHTING
C. BREAKING TECHNIQUE (Kyok Pa)
Candidate must be able to demonstrate a skillful and correct knife hand strike against a house brick. Women must apply the same technique to a three-quarter inch thick breakable board. Students below 16 years of age on the day may select from any of the additional foot techniques listed above and apply the technique of their choice against a three-quarter inch thick breakable board. In addition to the above requirements, the examiner may ask candidates to perform techniques from previous grading examinations.