Yellow Belt

Yellow Belt

Basics

Hand Techniques

  1. Reverse Punch
  2. Reverse Inside Block

Kicks and Combinations

  1. Hop step front snap kick
  2. Hop step side kick
  3. Hop step roundhouse kick
  4. Turning back kick

Form

Taegeuk Il Jang (Video)

Falling

Front fall from knees.

Self Defense

Attack: Punch
Same side foot steps forward and to the outside while opposite hand deflects the punch with an outside block. The opposite side hand slides down the opponent’s arm grabbing at the wrist. Same side hand hammerfist strikes to opponent’s jaw while opposite side hand pulls to hip.
Source: Inside Block

Attack: One Handed Lapel Grab
Same side foot steps forward and to the outside while opposite hand reaches under and grabs opponents clothing or elbow from below bending the arm. Same side hand reaches around opponents head to grab the shoulder or ear. Turn to the same side and execute a low block pulling opponent’s head toward your knee.
Source: Low Block

Arnis

  1. Support Blocks (1-12) (Video)
  2. Block checks
  3. Disarms (1-4) from support blocks. (Video)
    1. Twist and Pull
    2. Palis – Palis
    3. Hitchiker
    4. Thumb Cruncher

Sparring

  1. Promise free sparring
  2. Counter-attack drills
    1. Skip back round house kick
    2. Step back round house kick
    3. Step back turning back kick

Breaking

Drop kick

Knowledge

1. Terminology
  • High section primary attack point – In joong (right below nose)
  • Middle section primary attack point – Myung chi (solar plexus)
  • Low section primary attack points – Dahn juhn (abdomen) or Nang sim (groin)
2. How do you make power?

Power is created by delivering force with concentration, yell, balance and confidence. The energy in a strike or kick is a function of mass and the square of speed. In other words, being twice as big will double the energy, but being twice as fast will add four times the energy. Therefore, it is critical that we learn proper technique and develop speed and accuracy.

3. Why do we practice promise sparring?

Promise sparring develops cooperation between training partners, effective offensive and defensive skills, precision, control of distance, and reaction time.

High Yellow Belt

Basics

Kicks and Combinations

  1. Lunging back fist, rear hand punch, front kick, hop step front kick
  2. Lunging back fist, rear hand punch, roundhouse, hop step roundhouse
  3. Back fist, hop step side kick, turning back kick
  4. Hop step front kick, hop step roundhouse kick, hop step side kick, and turning back kick.

Form

Taegeuk Ee Jang (Video)

Falling

Back fall from crouch

Self Defense

Attack: Punch
Defense: Stepping at an angle to either the inside or outside the hand matching the foot that stepped forward parries with the palm. The other hand traces the outside of the parrying hand to block the punch with a two bone block. The parrying hand then counter-punches. (This technique can be done continually with a partner with each person parrying and blocking each counter-punch)
Source: Outside Block

Attack: Opposite Side Wrist Grab
Defense: Snake circle hand toward center and grab opponent’s wrist. Pull opponent’s opposite side hand to your same side hip. Simultaneously strike downward with the opposite side arm at a point one inch above the opponent’s elbow to execute an arm bar.
Source: Low Block

Arnis

  1. Block check counter
  2. Disarms (5-8) from support blocks (Video)
    • 5 – Low Armpit Disarm
    • 6 – Crescent Moon
    • 7 – Helicopter
    • 8 – Crescent Moon Rising
  3. De Cadena – Continuous form of self-defense number 1 above.

Sparring

Free sparring

Breaking

Turning back kick

Knowledge

1. Why do we wear colored belts?

The colored belts symbolize the increase of our knowledge with the darkness of color. Consider your uniform as a blank sheet of paper. The more knowledge that is written on your page, the darker it becomes.