“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.
The following are the required basic fundamentals necessary to test and pass the next belt exam.
Target Elbow Strike
Flying Dragon Kick
Joint Feet Kick
One Step Sparring
9 & 10
9. Step Right 45º Into Horse Riding Stance, Outside Knife Hand Block With Left Hand, Right Inside Chop To Neck.
10. Step Back With Right Leg, Double Side Kick (First Kick To Knees, Second Kick To Face)
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.
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.