Requirements at a Glance. 

Gup Belt Tul / Poomse (Pattern to be learned at belt level) Meaning of Pattern # of Moves Saju-Chugi
(4 Direction - Kick)
Step Sparring
attacker (X) - defender (Y)
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White signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do
15 Saju-Jirugi 4 corner punch

(7 x 2)
14

NONE #1 X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch

Y: Step back with the left leg (walking stance) inner forearm middle block and then moving the left leg forward on a diagonal line form a sitting stance and middle punch to the floating ribs.

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14 Saju-Makgi 4 corner block (8 x2)
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NONE #2 X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) high punch.

Y: Step back with the right foot (walking stance) high rising block and then reverse middle punch to the solar plexus.
To be promoted to the next belt one must know the above and these additional requirements ~ Kicks and stances (Plus all previous belt requirements)
13

Chon-ji

(First Pattern)

" the Heaven the Earth". It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth. 19 Saju-Chagi #1 #3 X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Slide on a diagonal line to the left into sitting stance palm block (left palm) and then double punch to the floating ribs, high punch.
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Yellow signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid
12 Dan-Gun Named after the holy Dan-Gun, legendary founder of Korea in 2333 B.C. 21 Saju-Chagi #2 #4

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Step forward with the right foot (wide walking stance) knife hand strike (palm up) while blocking punch with knife hand block, grab opponents wrist and slide right foot to left foot pivoting to face left while executing a knife hand strike (palm down) to neck (pulling arm) then middle side kick with the right foot.

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11 Do-San

DO-SAN is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang–Ho (1876-1938)

The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

24

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X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) high punch while blocking punch with outer forearm middle block then bring right foot to left foot turning to face left and side back fist to temple.

To be promoted to the next belt one must know the above and these additional requirements~ Kicks and stances (Plus all previous belt requirements)
10 Jee-Sang

“JEE” means earth- representing the foundation of the world.

“SANG” means above the earth- representing the spirit of the GTF.

The24 movements signify the 24 hours of every day that we learn, connect with each other, gain insight, knowledge and wisdom.

The4 directions in this pattern represent our inner compass … with it we will never lose our way. When we connect the “JEE” andthe “SANG” we connect the heaven and earth to create an invisible strength that lives on.

24   #6

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Double side kick with the right foot, land in walking stance and spear fingertip thrust (with cover).

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Green signifies the plant's growth as the Taekwon-Do skill begins to develop
9 Won-Hyo
WON-HYO was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 A.D. 28 Saju-Chagi #3 #7

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Slide back into rear foot stance (left foot in front) reverse knife hand block (palm up) with left hand then step/move forward with left foot (walking stance) high reverse elbow strike then middle punch.

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8 Yul-Gok
YUL-GOK is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea" The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38 latitude and the diagram represents "scholar". 38   #8

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Front snap kick with left foot while slapping punch down with left hand, then roundhouse kick with right foot landing in walking stance, then middle punch and reverse ridge hand strike (palm faces down) to opponents neck.

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7 Dhan-Goon DHAN-GOON named after the founder of Korea. The 23 movements in this pattern represent the first two digits of the year 2333 B.C. when, according to legend, Korea was born. This is Grand Master Park’s progressive interpretation of the traditional Taekwon-Do pattern of the same name. 23 Saju-Chagi #4 #9

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) high punch.

Y: Step back with the right foot (L-stance) high knife hand X-block and then grabbing opponents arm, pull forward and down while snapping right knee to stomach/solar plexus.

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Blue signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses
6 Joong-Gun JOONG-GUN is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun assassinated Hiro-Bumi 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 in a Lui-Shung prison (1910).ng the right foot back to a ready posture. 32 Saju-Chagi #5 #10

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Slide back into rear foot stance (left foot in front) upward palm block and then step/move forward with the left foot (walking stance) and reverse high vertical punch.

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5 Toi-Gye TOI-GYE is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents " scholar". 37 Saju-Chagi #6 #11

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Slide back into rear foot stance (left foot in front) double forearm block and then spinning back kick with the right foot, land in sitting stance, knife hand strike to neck with right hand.

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4 Jee-Goo

The definition of the word Jee-Goo means "Global".
The ready stance is a parallel ready stance with forearms crossed. This stance symbolizes the crossing out of the years ofstrife in Taekwon-Do. The first movement represents breaking away from the past and reflects Grand Master Parks desire for world peace and harmony.

The 30 movements are divided into 24, 4, 2. The number 24 represents the hours in theday, so that the thought of world peace and harmony willbe with us every second. The number 4 represents the four directions North, South, East and West for all peopleof all nations. The number 2 is demonstrated by playing the pattern twice in each direction to reaffirm our commitment to the idea of world peace and harmony.

30 Saju-Chagi #7 #12

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Step forward with the right foot (sitting stance) palm strike to opponents nose (right hand) while blocking punch with an outer forearm middle block (left hand) then turning counter clockwise (moving the left foot) execute a spinning back elbow
strike (with cover).

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Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away
3 Hwa-Rang
HWA-RANG is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity.

29

Saju-Chagi #8 #13

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) high punch.

Y: Outward crescent kick with left foot land with left foot forward (walking stance) and reverse high palm strike then upset punch to solar plexus.

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2 Choong-Moo
CHOONG-MOO was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Lee Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king. 30   #14

X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) middle punch.

Y: Step forward and 360° back kick with left foot, bring left foot down to right foot (facing back) then jump turning front kick with right foot, land in walking stance and double middle punch.

To be promoted to the next belt one must know the above and these additional requirements ~ Kicks and stances (Plus all previous belt requirements)
1 All Previous     Saju-Chagi #9 #15 X: Step forward with the right foot (walking stance) high punch.

Y: Dodge to the right into knee bending guarding block, then high side piercing kick with left foot, bring left foot down to right foot then jumping 180 side kick with the right foot, land in walking stance and double punch.

To be promoted to the next belt one must know the above and these additional requirements~ Kicks and stances (Plus all previous belt requirements)
Black Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear

DAN Kwang-Gae KWANG-GAE is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne. 39  

Other Requirements for Testing

One Step Sparring (PDF)

Gup Combinations - 4 corner kick combinations right side and left side

Saju - 4 directional
Chagi - Kick

Saju-Chagi # 1 (Required for: Yellow stripe II)

  • Low outer forearm block (front stance)
  • Front snap kick
  • Middle Punch (front stance)

Saju-Chagi # 2 (Required for: Yellow belt)

  • Outer forearm rising block (front stance)
  • Side piercing kick
  • Middle inner forearm block (L-stance)

 

Saju-Chagi # 3 (Required for: Blue stripe I)

  • Twin knife hand block (L-stance)
  • Turning kick
  • Twin forearm block (L-stance)

Saju-Chagi # 4 (Required for: Blue Belt)

  • High outer forearm block (walking stance)
  • Reverse turning pick-shape kick
  • Knife hand middle strike (L-stance)

 

Saju-Chagi # 5 (Required for: Red stripe I)

  • Middle knife hand guarding block (L-stance)
  • Reverse hooking kick/turning lick
  • High reverse knife hand guarding block (L-stance)

Saju-Chagi # 6 (Required for: Red stripe II)

  • Upward palm block (L-stance)
  • Outward checking kick/side kick
  • double forearm block walking stance

 

Saju-Chagi # 7 (Required for: Red stripe II)

  • Inner forearm circular block (walking stance)
  • Inward crescent kick/ double side kick/ double turning kick
  • W-shaped block (sitting stance)

Saju-Chagi # 8 (Required for: Black stripe I)

  • Low knife hand guarding block (L-stance)
  • Sweeping kick/ side checking kick/ side trusting kick/ middle twisting kick
  • Twin fist vertical punch (walking stance)

 

Saju-Chagi # 9 (Required for: Black stripe II)

  • Alternate palm downward block (rear foot stance)
  • Obverse punch (L-stance)
  • 180 back side piercing kick/ pick-shape kick/ side slide pushing kick
  • Reverse front arc hand strike (walking stance)

 

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