4th Kup (Red Tag)Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and the opponent to stay away.
Grading up to red tag
Make sure to ask in class if there’s anything you’re unsure about!
The fitness test aims to ensure that students meet the physical requirements to progress to the next level. The expected level of fitness increases the higher the belt. This is the first part of the grading and students will be expected to perform their techniques after it.
Students are expected to be able to demonstrate a sufficient level of self defence for their belt. This includes technical proficiency as well as attitude toward self defence. Students are expected to show that they would be capable of defending themselves successfully.
Intermediate Level – Defence against Chokes and Headlocks
Line work will include the following:
- Reverse turning kick
- Twisting kick
- Arc hand block
- Rising elbow strike
- Double punch
Students will spar with one another. The aim of grading sparring isn’t to win, but to demonstrate your abilities.
Students are expected to demonstrate what they have learned, to show good technique as well as control and a positive attitude.
Jung Gun Tul
Won Hyo has 32 movements.
Joong-Gun Tul is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumo Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed at Lui-Shung prison (1910)
Students will be tested on one-step
The red of the belt signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control, and warning an opponent to stay away.
You could be tested on the form of techniques you are being assessed on, or have already been assessed on in previous gradings.
Elbow strike + Side kick
Self defence videos (blue tag to red belt level)
Joong-Gun (or Choong-Gun) is an ITF-style teul (form) named after the patriot Ahn Choong-Gun. The 32 movements in this pattern represent Ahn’s age when he was killed at Lui Shung prison in the year 1910.
Very little is recorded about Ahn Joong-Gun’s life. He stepped into the spotlight of Korean history only briefly, but left his mark as one of Korea’s most revered patriots. On October 26, 1909, Ahn assassinated Itō Hirobumi, the notorious four-time Prime Minister of Japan and former Resident-General of Korea. During his rule, Hirobumi’s well-known crimes included: assassination of the Korean Empress Myeongseong, assassination of the Emperor Komei, forceful dethroning the Emperor Gojong, and the massacre of many Korean citizens. Ahn was posthumously awarded the Republic of Korea Medal of Order of Merit for National Foundation in 1962 by the Korean Government, the most prestigious civil decoration in the Republic of Korea, for his efforts for Korean independence
The sacrifice of An Joong-Gun was one of many in this chaotic time in Korean history. His attitude and that of his compatriots symbolized the loyalty and dedication of the Korean people to their country’s independence and freedom. Joong-Gun’s love for his country was forever captured in the calligraphy he wrote in his cell in Lui-Shung Prison prior to his execution. It simply said, “The Best Rivers and Mountains.” This implied that he felt his country was the most beautiful on all, a great Korean patriot.