“The sun is beginning to rise. As with the morning’s dawn, only the beauty of the sunrise is seen rather than the immense power.” The beginner student sees the beauty of the art of Taekwondo but has not yet experienced the power in the technique.
The following are the required basic fundamentals necessary to test and pass the next belt exam.
High Knife Hand
Low Knife Hand
One Step Sparring
3 & 4
3. Suto Upward Block, Elbow to rib cage, elbow to temple.
4. Evade, Front kick to face, land in a horse stance, double punch to ribs and face.
3 & 4
- Opposite Arm Grab -
3. Low Block evade, Double Punch to chest.
4. Twist and grab, break arm, elbow to face.
Taegeuk E Jang
Taegeuk E Jang or Ee Jang represents lake, which also symbolizes the emotion of Joy. Traditionally, the form further signifies the inner firmness and the outer softness. Techniques should start smooth and finish hard. Attention should be made to dynamic speed during this poomsae.