Green Belt

Green Belt

Basics

Kicks and Combinations

  1. Rear Leg Whip Kick
  2. Hop Step Whip Kick
  3. Spinning Whip Kick
  4. Jumping Front Kick

Form

Taegeuk Sam Jang (Video)

Falling

Side fall from crouch.

Self Defense

Attack: Side of Arm Grab
Opposite side foot steps in while opposite hand reaches across to grab the attacker’s hand. Rotate attacker’s hand such that the little finger points upward making a center lock. Rotate the attacker’s wrist driving the little finger towards his core causing the hips to buckle.
Source: One Knife Hand Outside Block

Attack: Bear Hug Over Arms
Set arms at 45 degree angle to prevent opponent from finishing the grab. C-step backwards and elbow to the ribs. Step behind, chop to neck or throat then strike to groin. Twist hips to take down opponent.
Source: Loose Interpretation of Taegeuk Sam Jang 7 and 8

Arnis

  1. Double Sinwali
  2. Redonda
  3. Disarms (9-12) (Video)
    • 9 – Propeller
    • 10 – Hashtag Disarm
    • 11 – Hedge Clipper
    • 12 – High Armpit Disarm

Sparring

  1. Free Sparring
  2. Cut step feint to spinning whip kick.

Breaking

Hand Technique (Palm Up Knife Hand Strike or Hammerfist)

Knowledge

1. Terminology
  • Kyukpa – Breaking
  • Kyorugi – Sparring
  • Ho Sin Sool – Self Defense
  • Poomse – Form or pattern
2. Five Tenets of Taekwondo
  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Control
  • Indomitable Spirit

High Green Belt

Basics

Hand Techniques

  • Spear Hand Strike

Footwork

  • Reverse Turn
  • Triangle Step
  • Running Step

Kicks and Combinations

  1. Running step roundhouse, roundhouse, spinning whip kick
  2. Rear leg roundhouse, reverse turn roundhouse.
  3. Triangle step roundhouse kick and turning back kick
  4. Jump front kick, rear leg roundhouse kick, spinning whip kick

Form

Taegeuk Sah Jang (Video)

Falling

Front fall from crouch

Self Defense

Attack: Punch
Same side foot steps in and is placed behind attacker’s foot while same side hand parries the punch. Opposite side hand executes two-bone block and slides down to the stop points at the wrist. Same side hand releases and strikes to the face pushing the attacker backwards and executing a diving throw.
Source: One Knife Hand Outside Block

Attack: Straight Arm, Two Handed Choke
Either hand reaches over and grabs attacker’s hand. Same side foot steps forward and same side elbow drops down to bend the attacker’s arms. Opposite side foot steps through breaking the choke as opposite hand comes over the top optionally striking the attacker in the face. Execute a cross-body arm bar and elbow attacker in the face.
Source: One Knife Hand Outside Block

Arnis

  1. Striking Styles
    • Abaniko
    • Figure Eights
    • Rampida
    • Banda y banda

Sparring

Free sparring

Breaking

Spinning Whip Kick

Knowledge

1. Terminology
  • Seejak – Begin
  • Gumahn – Stop or End
  • Bahro – Return
2. What do we mean by the three levels of blocking?

Despite being taught only as blocks in our basics and forms, there are three levels to interpreting most blocks:

  1. As a Block – The action is actually a block. The outward motion of the movement blocks the opponent. For example, a low block might be used to stop a kick.
  2. As a Strike – The action is used to strike the opponent. The defensive portion of the move is using the hands-ready or chamber position to receive the opponents attack. For example, the extended hand in the chamber for an inside block might deflect a punch while the actual motion is used to strike the opponent’s arm or jaw.
  3. As a Joint Lock – Rather than interacting with a striking opponent, the motion of the action is a way to practice a joint manipulation. For example, a high block might be used against a same-side wrist grab. The upward rolling motion of the block underneath the opponent’s arm will break the arm while the chamber hand holds onto the opponent.