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8th Gup Testing Requirements (16 Classes minimum)

Basics (yellow stripe)

  • Side Block
  • Back Fist
  • Palm Strike
  • Shuffle side kick
  • Hammer Fist (step behind)
  • Jump Front Kick (front leg)
  • Jab/Reverse punch

Self Defense (blue stripe)

  • One Hand Grab
  • Two Hand Grab

Physical Requirements (red stripe)

  • 15 push-ups
  • 15 crunches
  • 15 jumping jacks

Patterns (black stripe)

  • Saju - with all four basic moves
  • Chon-Ji

Knowledge (green stripe)

  • Count to 15 in Korean
  • Meaning of Chon-Ji
  • Tenants of TaeKwon-Do
  • Knowledge of Korean Flag
  • Basic Korean terminology
  • Attention - Cha Ryot
  • Ready - Junbi
  • Bow - Kyong Ye
  • Turn

Free Sparring

  • Not required at this time

Board Breaking

  • Not required at this time

The following will be used to show that the student is able to perform the task for each stripe:

Yellow Stripe - Able to perform all basics listed for new rank

Green Stripe - Able to show knowledge needed for new rank

Blue Stripe - Able to perform required self defense techniques for new rank

Red Stripe - Able to perform all physical fitness requirements for new rank

Black Stripe - Able to demonstrate pattern for new rank

2nd Black Stripe - Able to demonstrate all areas from previous testings as well as required attendance for new rank 

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