27 April 2017

Promotional Requirements for 4th to 3rd Gup (Green Belt with Blue Tag)

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:

  1. The five basic principles of Tang Soo Do practice, being: as before for green belt.
  2. The reasons why balance, speed, power, mental application and proper concentration are important in executing techniques.
B. DEMONSTRATION OF ABILITY

 

BASIC TECHNIQUES (Kee Cho)

Hand techniques
Two fist low X-block, Knife hand high block, Knife hand attack, Defence and attack combinations using the hands

Foot techniques
Knee front kick, Back snap kick, Jump front kick

FORMS (Hyung)

Chil Sung IL Ro, Pyung Ahn Sa Dan

ONE-STEP SPARRING AND FREE FIGHTING

 

C. BREAKING TECHNIQUE (Kyok Pa)

Candidate must be able to demonstrate a skillful and correct back snap kick, or jump front 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.