Black Stripe – 1st Kup
Parts of the Body
Side Fist – Yop Joomok
Reverse Knife Hand – Sonkal Dung
One Leg Stance – Wae Bal Sogi
Checking Block – Momchau Makgi
Downward Block – Naeryo Makgi
Double Arc Hand Block – Doo Bandalson Makgi
Stamping Kick – Cha Bapgi
Sweeping Kick – Goro Chagi
Overhead Kick – Twio Nomo Chagi
Black is the opposite of white, it therefore completes the circle and signifies maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. It also signifies the wearers imperviousness to darkness and fear.
One for One Sparring
This is mainly used for stamina training between intermediate and advanced students. Both students start is a fighting position and when the command is given, one student will execute a sparring style technique, as soon as their technique is finished, the other student attacks, and so on. Because this is a stamina exercise, it does not mean that techniques should be sloppy! They should be crisp and well executed.
1st Kup to 1st Dan
- Six months training time.
- Attend all three pre-grading sessions immediately prior to the grading.
- Train with your instructor on a regular basis.
- Must have a current TAGB licence for the whole of the training period.
Minimum Training Time
Subject to a minimum training period of three years and six months from 10th kup to 1st Dan.