“The tree reaches for the sky towards new heights.” Having passed the midway point, the student focuses his/her energy upwards toward black belt.
The color blue depicts the mental depth or maturity of an individual. Like the sea, we cannot see how deep the water is, or the continuously moving current underneath the surface. An individual must train to be strong mentally as well as physically.
The following are the required basic fundamentals necessary to test and pass the next belt exam.
Bent Wrist Block
Swallow Style-Knife Hand
Kicks & Transitions
One Step Sparring
7 & 8
7. Step Left Into Horse Stance, Right Outside Suto Block, Left Punch To Gut, Right Punch To Head.
8. Step Back With Left Leg, Spin Side Kick To Ribs, Land In Forward Stance Left Leg Forward, Reverse Punch.
7 & 8
- Shoulder Grab -
7. Grab opponent’s forearm, squat low, thrust hips back and throw enemy over same-side shoulder.
8. Grab Opponents Wrist, duck under their arm, commence police style arm lock.
Taegeuk Sa Jang
Taegeuk 4 represents thunder “meaning great power and dignity”.