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Purple Belt

“Coming to the mountain. The tree is in mid-growth and now the path becomes steep.”
Purple represents the forms of the Earth with stature, such as mountains and tall trees. Training increases in difficulty and expectations are raised above and beyond anything they've achieved so far. It's a "mountain" they must overcome.

Fundamentals

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

Crane Block
Fork Punch
Yolk Strike
Target Elbow Strike
Split Kick
Flying Dragon Kick
Whip Kick

Purple Belt Fundamentals
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One Step Sparring

1 - 40

Self Defense

9 & 10

-Rear Bear Hug-

9. Thrust shoulders forward, step forward with a thrust, back kick.

10. Thrust shoulders back, pull head out of lock while grabbing opponents’ arm, twist arm around back, Police Lock.

Poomsae

Taegeuk O Jang

Taegeuk O Jang represent the wind, meaning it can be both a mighty force or a gentle breeze according to its strength and weakness; its ebb and flow.

Taegeuk O Jang

  1. Mejumeok Naeryeochigi – Hammer Strike

    • Chamber below the opposite armpit.

    • Draw a large arc above your head.

    • The opposite arm should be in front of the striking arm when chambering.

    • The knuckles should be passing along the outer line of your face.

    • The arm and shoulder should be a straight line.

  2. Palggumchi Dollyeochigi – Elbow Strike to the temple (side of head)

    • Rotation of the torse (upper body) is crucial.

    • Once out, the attacking hand should be palm down.

  3. Palggumchi Pyojeokchigi – Target Elbow Strike

    • Twist the torso & strike your palm with your elbow. You’re simulating grabbing your opponent’s head and then elbowing them.

    • Make sure to hit your palm, not your fingers.

    • Keep your arms about torso height.

  4. Dwikkoa Seogi - Twisted Stance

    • The front foot should be about 45°.

    • The back foot should be diagonally behind the heel of the front foot.

    • The distance between the heel and the ball of the foot should be about 1 fist.

    • The calf and shin should touch.

    • The back foot should be heel up so that only the ball of the foot is touching the ground.

    • Both knees need to bend noticeably.