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:
- The five basic principles of Tang Soo Do practice, being: as before for green belt.
- The reasons why balance, speed, power, mental application and proper concentration are important in executing techniques.
B. DEMONSTRATION OF ABILITY
BASIC TECHNIQUES (Kee Cho)
Two fist low X-block, Knife hand high block, Knife hand attack, Defence and attack combinations using the hands
Knee front kick, Back snap kick, Jump front kick
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.