Grading Syllabus - 2nd Kup   2nd kup
- Minimum waiting period 6 months before 1st Kup grading

Terminology applicable to 2nd Kup

PATTERNS

Hwa-Rang:
(29)
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.

STANCES

Moa Junbi Sogi 'C' - Close ready stance C - Hands level with your pubic region
Soojik Sogi - Vertical stance
Waebal Sogi - One-legged stance (Not yet used in Tul)

ATTACKING MOVEMENTS

Bandae Dollyo Goro Chagi - Reverse hooking kick
Bituro Chagi - Twisting kick
Cha Bapgi - Stamping kick
Niunja So Baro Jirugi - L-stance obverse
Naeryo Chagi - Downward kick
Ollyo Jirugi - Upward punch
Sonkal Naeryo Taerigi - Knifehand downward strike
Yop Palkup Tulgi - Side elbow thrust

BODY PARTS

Hori - Waist
Pyun Joomuk - Open fist
Yop Joomuk - Side fist

DEFENSIVE MOVEMENTS

Bandal Chagi - Crescent kick
Cha Momchugi - Checking kick
Kaunde Yobap Makgi - Inner forearm side front middle block
Noolo Chagi - Pressing kick
Son Badak Miro Makgi - Palm pushing block

Technique

  • When performing Bandal Chagi (crescent kick), the leg must be kept bent.
  • When performing Idil Matsoki (2 versus 1 sparring) an emphasis must be placed on safety. This will involve keeping both opponents in a straight line for as long as possible and not exposing yourself to danger. Try to defend by blocking one opponent into the path of the other.

Miscellaneous

  • You need to be able to demonstrate all 13 stances so far learnt.
  • You need to be able to demonstrate the many different uses of Ap Joomuk, i.e., as many types of punch as possible using only the fore fist.

To pass the grading, you are required to perform the following as a MINIMUM requirement as well as understanding the theory above (You will be required to break while performing striking techniques):

  • Hwa Rang + 1 Other Pattern From Previous Gradings
  • 1 Step Sparring
  • Free Sparring
  • 2 Vs 1 Sparring
  • Left Side Kick
  • Right Side Kick
  • Left Turning Kick
  • Right Turning Kick
  • Left Reverse Turning Kick
  • Right Reverse Turning Kick

*You will be given a Fine, Medium or Poor grade pending on your performance