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Brown Belt

The color brown represents the ripening or maturing process as that of the advanced Tae Kwon Do student whose techniques are beginning to mature.


The following are the required basic fundamentals necessary to test and pass the next belt exam.

Mountain Block
Underneath Pullout
Rolling Drop Kicks
Swing 360º Katana Kick
Cheat 360º Shuriken Kick
Jump Spin Crescent Kick

One Step Sparring


+10 Advanced One Steps

Self Defense

13 & 14

-Cross Choke-

13. Grab opponent’s wrist with either arm, swoop other arm over both opponent’s arm and drop down. Elbow to head.

14. Bring arm between opponent’s arms, grab opponent’s wrists from inside, twist (slowly and carefully) until tap out.


Taegeuk Chil Jang

Taegeuk Chil Jang represents a mountain, meaning firmness and rigid. Unmoving and everlasting.

Chil Jang

  1. Geodeureo Sonal Naeryeomakgi – Low Knife Hand

    • Put your hand down from your chest and pull the other hand inward to your solar plexus and lower it.

  2. Bojumeok –

    • Wrap your right fist with your left hand, raise it to the level of your philtrum, then push forward.

    • The elbows should be mostly straight but not locked out.

    • This move takes about 5-seconds.

  3. Gawimakgi – Scissor Block

    • Apply the same methods as both Naeryeomakgi and bakkanmakgi and cross your arms in front of your chest.

    • The blocking hand to the outside is under the elbow and the hand blocking downward is at the shoulder level.

    • During the chamber, the bottom arm – the one going to the outside – should be palm downward while the upper arm – the one doing a low block – should be palm inward.

    • Slide the upper arm down the lower arm as you execute the technique and twist both arms as they separate.

    • Twist the torso slightly as you do the move to increase power.

  4. Bakkanpalmok Momtong Hecheomakgi – Double Hammer Block

    • Cross your arms in front of your chest like a mummy; defend by spreading your wrists outward.

    • The distance between fists should be shoulder length with each fist positioned in front of respective shoulders.

    • Touch your shoulders with your little fingers during the chamber.

    • As your arms move, maintain them at the shoulder level and at shoulder length.

  5. Mureupchigo Dujumeok Jeocheojireugi – Double Hammer block, grab, knee strike, double upper cut in cross stance.

    • Stretch your arm after bakkanpalmok momtong hecheomakgi (double hammer block), grab your opponents head or shoulders and drag them down, make fists, and lower them to the level of your shin as you bring your leg up.

    • The arms at the end should be mostly straight but not locked.

    • For the jeocheojireugi, put the back of both fists upward and move from the iliac crest (hip bone – highest part) facing the sky, i.e., Keep palms down for the chamber.

    • Step with your front leg in 45° and do dwi kkoaseogi (cross stance facing the front) and pull the hind leg to be as close as a fist apart. Keep the shin and calf muscle touching.

  6. Eotgeoreomakgi – Cross Block

    • Position the hand on the same side of the moving foot on the top and cross your forearms to defend.

    • Both palms should be facing outward and the hands should be in tight fists.

    • It’s common to cross the arms at the wrist however, you should cross at the forearms.

  7. Mureupchigi Dujumeok Jeocheojireugi – Backfist, target Crescent Kick

    • Strike at the philtrum level and don’t go beyond the outer line of your body.


    • Open the fist to do pyojeokchagi (crescent kick) and kick your palm using your inside foot blade.

    • Make sure your foot doesn’t go outward during the chamber but keep it in front of your body.

  8. Beomseogi – Tiger Stance

    • Spread your right foot in about 30° and step forward with your left foot about one step wide.

    • Stretch the ankle of the forward foot and step lightly with the ball of the foot.

    • Tighten the inside of your thigh so that your knee goes slightly inside.

    • Hold in or squeeze your lower stomach and put 90% of your weight on your hind leg.

  9. Batangson Geodeureo Apmakgo Deungjumeok Eolgul Apchigi – Inside check block, same hand backfist with a guard

    • Batangson Geodeureo Apmakgi should be done at the solar plexus level and Deungjumeokchigi should be done at the philtrum level.

    • When doing Deungjemeok Apchigi, use your waist.

    • Chamber Deungjemeok Apchigi at the shoulder level between the outer line of the shoulder and the ear.

    • Chamber Batangson Geodeureo Apmakgi on the outside of the body shoulder level.

    • The supporting hand should remain at the elbow of the leading hand during both techniques.

Keibon 7

Frog Set

Starting in Closed Stance

1. Frog Jump, Landing in Closed Stance Again.

2. Split Kick, Land in Closed Stance

3. Pop Front Kick (Left)

4. Pop Front Kick (Right)

5. Pop Side Kick (Right) (Turning Left)

6. Pop Side Kick (Left) (Turning Right)

7. Pop Round Kick (Right), Pop Back to Front, Kihup

8. Pop Round Kick (Left), Pop Back to Front, Kihup

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