White Belt

White Belt

Basics

Stances

  1. Attention Stance – Charriot Jasae
  2. Ready Stance – Junbee Jasae
  3. Front Stance – Ahp Goobee Jasae
  4. Horseback Riding Stance – Juchum Seogi
  5. Sparring Stance – Gyuroogee Jasae

Hand Techniques

  1. Low Block – Ah Reh Mahkgi
  2. Inside Block – Ahn Mahkgi
  3. Outside Block – Bakkat Mahkgi
  4. High Block – Ulgul Mahkgi
  5. Middle Punch – Momtong Jirugi

Video of Basic Blocks

Kicks

  1. Lift Front Kick
  2. In to Out Stretching Kick
  3. Out to In Stretching Kick
  4. Front Snap Kick (Rear Leg) – Ahp Chagi
  5. Side Kick (Rear Leg) – Yahp Chagi
  6. Round House Kick (Rear Leg) – Dollyo Chagi

Form

Ten Step Number One (Video)

  1. From junbi, high X block with left hand on outside
  2. Left foot step out to the left dropping into horseback riding stance
  3. Pull both hands down to chamber
  4. Left hand middle punch with kihap
  5. Right hand middle punch with kihap
  6. Hands ready for junbi
  7. Left foot steps to right putting foot in position for junbi. Head stays level
  8. Junbi
  9. Attention Stance
  10. Bow

Falling

Back fall from sitting or squatting

Self Defense

Attack: Overhead Strike
Defense: Same side foot steps to the side while both hands come up in X-block with same side hand nearest to the opponent. After blocking, opposite side hand rotates and grabs opponents wrist pulling to hip. Same side hand punches. Opposite hand can optionally release and punch.
Source: Ten Step Number One (1-5)

Attack: Same Side Wrist Grab
Defense: Same side foot steps forward while same side hand rotates inward and upward turning the thumb of the opponent’s hand upward. Opposite hand strikes downward on the inside of the opponent’s wrist to release. Same side hand continues its upward motion striking to the back of the opponent’s nose or eye socket.
Source: Outside Block

Arnis

  1. Triangle Footwork
  2. 12 Strikes – Control (Video)
  3. Single Sinwali – Two Canes

Sparring

  1. Open vs. Closed Stance
  2. Footwork
    • Forward and Backward Step
    • Forward and Backward Shuffle
  3. Shield Sparring

Breaking

Side Kick

Knowledge

1. Terminology

Counting Numbers

  • Hana – One                         
  • Dul – Two
  • Set – Three
  • Net – Four
  • Dasot – Five
  • Yasot – Six
  • Ilgub – Seven
  • Yodol – Eight
  • Ahob – Nine
  • Yol – Ten
Commands for Beginning and End of Class
  • Charriot Jasae – Attention Stance
  • Bow – Kyung Nyeh
  • Flag – Kukki
  • Master Instructor – Sa Bum Nim
  • Bow to the flags – Kukki Ye De Ha Yu Kyung Nyeh
  • Bow to the Master – Sa Bum Nim Ke Kyung Nyeh
2. Why do we stand at attention?

Standing at attention shows many things. In class, we stand at attention to show we are ready to listen and ready to learn. Attention stance shows that we are listening with our entire body and presence. Standing at attention can also be used to show respect for instructors, peers, and competitors. When we give our full attention to someone, we show that we are committed and dedicated to interacting with them.

High White Belt

Basics

Learn how to tie your belt. (Video)

Stances

  1. Back Stance

Hand Techniques

  1. Knife Hand Low Block – Han Sonnal Ah Reh Mahkgi
  2. Two Knife Hand Low Block – Yang Sonnal Ah Reh Mahkgi
  3. Knife Hand Outside Block – Han Sonnal Bakkat Mahkgi
  4. Two Knife Hand Outside Block – Yang Sonnal Bakkat Mahkgi

Kicks and Combinations

  1. Front Snap Kick (Front Leg)
  2. Side Kick (Front Leg)
  3. Round House Kick (Front Leg)
  4. Axe Kick (Naeryo Chagi)/Drop Kick
  5. Rear Leg Round House Kick (middle), Rear Leg Round House Kick (High)

Form

Ten Step Number Two (Video)

Falling

Side fall from sitting or squatting

Self Defense

Attack: Punch
Defense: Same side hand parries punch on the outside top of the arm guiding the opponent’s hand downward in a circular motion to the outside of the body. Opposite side hand punches. Depending on distance, step forward with the punch.
Source: Low Block

Attack: Same Side Wrist Grab
Same side foot steps forward and to the outside while same side elbow moves forward and over opponent’s elbow breaking the grip on the wrist. Once released, same side hand performs knife hand strike to the opponent’s neck.
Source: One Knife Hand Outside Block

Arnis

  1. 12 Strikes (Recoil, V-Cut, and Followthrough)
  2. Support Blocks (1-4) (Video)
  3. Single Sinwali
    • One Cane
    • Two vs. One

Sparring

  1. Promise Sparring

Breaking

Front Kick

Knowledge

1. Terminology

Counting Numbers

  • Il – First
  • Ee – Second
  • Sam – Third
  • Sa – Fourth
  • Oh – Fifth
  • Yook – Sixth
  • Chil – Seventh
  • Pahl – Eighth
  • Koo – Ninth
  • Sip – Tenth
2. Why do we kihap (yell)?

Kihap literally translates as “spirit breath.” Our kihap serves a number of purposes. First and most practically, the kihap forces one to exhale with powerful techniques. When executed from the abdomen properly, this also has the side effect of tightening core muscles. Second, the kihap gives us an audible way to focus our internal strength and intention. Finally, the kihap provides an external way to convey that intention to opponents.

Because of the above reasons, proper timing of the kihap when used with a striking technique is important. Students must be sure to kihap a split second before impact. Early and late kihap can reduce or indicate a loss of focus and power in a technique.

3. Commitment and Creed

Learn the student creed and ten articles of student commitment.