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Ready Stance

Closed ready stance type C






Looks like a Roman Numeral 1



Is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th Century. This group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea. The 29 movements in this pattern refer to the 29th Infantry Division where Tae Kwon Do developed into maturity.


Self Defense

Demonstrate six pressure points against a passive partner
Demonstrate two pressure points against an attacking partner


The three (3) kingdoms of ancient Korea



The five (5) parts of the Hwa-Rang Warrior code

Be loyal to your king
Be obedient to your parents
Be honorable to your friends
Never retreat in battle
Make a just kill


New Stances

Closed ready stance type C: hand position lines up with lower abdominal region and is 10cm away

Vertical stance: shoulder width in length measures from reverse footsword to tip of front toes, no width. Weight distribution is 60% on rear leg and 40% on the front leg, toes of both feet are pointed approximately 15 degrees inward.


New techniques

1. Sitting stance palm pushing block
2. L-Stance upward punch
3. Vertical stance knife hand downward strike
4. High turning kick
5. L-Stance obverse punch
6. L-Stance side elbow thrust
7. Closed stance high inner forearm side front block


Red Belt
(2nd Gup to 1st Gup)

Signifies danger. Cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.


Student/Instructor Relationship

1. Never tire of learning. A good student can learn anywhere, anytime. This is the secret of knowledge.
2. A good student must be willing to sacrifice for his art and instructor. Many students feel that their training is a commodity bought with monthly dues and are unwilling to take part in demonstrations, teaching and work around the Do-Jang. An instructor can afford to lose this kind of student.
3. Always set a good example for lower ranking students.
4. Always be loyal and never criticize the instructor, Taekwon-Do, or the teaching methods.
5. In an instructor teaches a technique, practice and attempt to utilize it.
6. Remember that a student's conduct outside the Do-Jang reflects on the art and the instructor.
7. If a student adopts a technique from another Do-Jang and the instructor disapproves of it, the student must discard it immediately or train at the gym where the technique was learned.
8. Never be disrespectful to the instructor, though student is allowed to disagree, the student must follow instructions first and discuss the matter later.
9. A student must always be eager to learn and ask questions.
10. Never betray the instructor.


Kicking Pattern Specialty

Develop a kicking routine to show all test kicks in a rhythmic pattern of ground and aerial kicks using the 9 rules the General follows when performing patterns.

Need name, diagram, # of movements and interpretation.

Use these kicks:
Front snap kick
Side piercing kick
Turning kick
Back kick
Jump front snap kick
Crescent kick
Hook kick
Vertical kick
Waving kick
Jump back kick
Jump turning kick
Reverse hook kick
Reverse jump back kick
Twist kick-low section
Reverse turning kick
360 jump back kick
Downward kick
Reverse floor sweep
Twist kick -middle section
360 jump hook kick