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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.

 

Fundamentals

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

 

One Step Sparring

11 & 12

11. Step Right 45º Into Horse Riding Stance, Outside Knife Hand Block with Left Hand, Right Spear Hand to Throat.

12. Step Back with Right Leg, Grab Opponents Wrist, Round Kick Head, Backfist Head, Spin Elbow To Torso.

 

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.

 

Poomsae

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.

 
 

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