Required Knowledge for 9th Gup
· The meaning of the color White belt:
White signifies innocence as that of a beginning student who has
no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon Do.
· Counting to Ten (10) in Korean:
· Color Belt system of Tae Kwon Do:
White with yellow stripe
Yellow with green stripe
Green with blue stripe
Blue with red stripe
Red with black stripe
· The meaning of Tae Kwon Do
Hand and foot art of self-defense.
· Definition of Tae Kwon Do
Way of life.
· Breakdown of the American Flag:
Red: Hardness and valor; Soundness of heart
Blue: Vigilance and wakefulness (perseverance and justice)
White: Purity and innocence
Stars: Fifty (50) stars to represent the fifty (50) states of the union
Stripes: 13 stripes to represent the original 13 colonies
There are seven (7) red stripes and six (6) white
stripes on the American flag
· Basic Terms for the Beginner:
· Korean Terms for Techniques:
Ready Stance - Junbi Sogi
Though there are many ready Stances, parallel, walking, sitting, L-, X-, close and bending ready Stances are exclusively used in the fundamental and pattern exercises. The ready Stance is not a direct part of any action. It merely positions a student before he begins his motions or allows time for concentration of spirit.
Attention Stance -
This is an attention position used before and after each exercise.
Bow posture -
Kyong Ye Jase
This is the posture and movement a Tae Kwon Do student should perform when greeting the instructor, fellow student, jury and/or opponent during competition.
From Attention Stance:
Parallel Stance - Narani Sogi
Walking Stance - Gunnun Sogi
General Chois Encyclopedia of Tae Kwon Do
Joan M. Drysdale VI Dan ITF/USITF/DSOTKD