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Red Belt

“The sun is setting. The first phase of growth has been accomplished.”
The red belt represents the brightness and energy of the sun and is symbolic of the physical acts of the individual. It is only through physical activity that an individual is given identity through his her mental depth and capabilities.


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

Diamond Block
Scissor Thrust
Bear Claw
Tiger’s Mouth
Butterfly Kick
Scorpion Kick

Cartwheel Kick

One Step Sparring


+5 Advanced One Steps

Self Defense

11 & 12

-Front Bear Hug-

11. Check Opponents Hips, Step behind opponent, Sweep Opponents leg.

12. Check Opponents Hips, Step Behind opponent, Hip Toss, Finish Opponent.


Taegeuk Yuk Jang

Taegeuk Yuk Jang represents water, meaning incessant flow and softness. Over time, it can shape the hardness of stone yet be as gentle as a breeze.

Taegeuk Yuk Jang

  1. Sonal Biteureo Bakkanmakgi – outside suto block (sonal bakkanmakgi) with a twisted torso (biteureo)

    • Twist your torse about 45° while keeping your back somewhat straight.

    • Make sure to keep the blade of your hand within the end of the line from your shoulder.

    • The hand should be about face height.

  2. Ulgul Bakkanmakgi – Hammer Block

    • The blade of the hand should pass across the face.

    • The arm should stop in line with the shoulder however, the fist should be above the line of the ear. The triceps making a parallel line with the floor.

  3. Arae Hecheomakgi – Double Low Block

    • Chamber in front of each opposing shoulder.

    • Block the lower body by spreading your arms past the solar plexus.

    • This move should take 5 seconds.

    • The arms should end on both sides of your body blocking the outside of your body – arms straight to each side.

  4. Batangson Anmakgi – Check Block

    • The blocking hand should be at your solar plexus level.

    • Use your other hand to aim appropriately before pulling it back to the hip.

    • The blocking arm should be about 90°-120° at the elbow.

    • Chamber the blocking arm on the outside of the body and twist as your hand moves to the front.

    • The elbow should be pointing downward and your armpit should be touching your body.

  5. COMBO: Biteureo Bakkanmakgi, Dollyeochagi, Ulgul Bakkanmakgi, Jireugi = outside suto block, round kick, step into hammer block, punch. (Bar 2 into bar 3).

    • Twist your torso about 45°.

    • Keep the suto block at face level with the blade within the end of the line of the shoulder.

    • After the round kick, put the right foot next to the left in order to properly shift your body weight before stepping out with the left foot for the hammer block.

    • For the hammer block, the blocking hand should be between the face line and the outside edge of the shoulder line.

  6. COMBO: Dwitgubi, Dwitgubi, Ap Seogi, Ap Seogi = Back stance, back stance, front stance, front stance (Final bar)

    • The foot should be withdrawn along the fastest route, rather than drawing an arc.

    • Be sure to keep the knees level so your head/body doesn’t bob up and down.

    • When moving to padoh, move the front foot back rather than the back foot forward.

  7. No Kihup at the end of the form.

Keibon 6

Start from Back Stance

1. Pivot Front Kick (Right), Pivot Side Kick (Left) Turn

2. Pivot Front Kick (Left), Pivot Side Kick (Right) Turn

3. Pivot Front Kick (Right), Pivot Round Kick (Left) Turn

4. Pivot Front Kick (Left), Pivot Round Kick (Right) Turn

5. Pivot Round Kick (Right), Spin Hook Kick (Left), Pivot Round Kick (Left) Kihup! Turn

6. Pivot Round Kick (Left), Spin Hook Kick (Right), Pivot Round Kick (Right) Kihup! Turn

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