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 forty one-hour sessions prior to the grading.
A. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
The candidate must know:
- A detailed understanding of the techniques so far studied.
- The purpose of muscle concentration/relaxation.
- How hip power is employed.
- The importance of both breathing control and smooth execution of technique.
B. DEMONSTRATION OF ABILITY
BASIC TECHNIQUES (Kee Cho)
Two hand high X-block, Reverse side punch
Spinning back kick, Jump side kick
Pyung Ahn Sa Dan, Pyung Ahn Oh Dan
ONE-STEP SPARRING AND FREE FIGHTING
C. BREAKING TECHNIQUE (Kyok Pa)
Candidate must be able to demonstrate a skillful and correct spinning back kick, or jump side kick against a three-quarter inch thick breakable board. Women and students below 16 years of age on the day may demonstrate against a half-size board. In addition to the above requirements, the examiner may ask candidates to perform techniques from previous grading examinations.