Grading Syllabus - 3rd Kup
- Minimum waiting period 5 months before 2nd Kup grading
Terminology applicable to 3rd Kup
|Toi Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo-Confuscianism. The 37 movements of the pattern represent his birthplace on the 37° latitude, and its movements represents the character for "Scholar".
|Dwijibun Sonku Tulgi
||Upset fingertip thrust
||Upward kick (Using the knee)
|Opun Sonkut Tulgi
||Flat fingertip thrust
|Homi Sonkut Tulgi
||Angle fingertip thrust
|Doo Palmok Miro Makgi
||Double forearm pushing block
|Kyocha Joomuk Noolo Makgi
||X-fist pressing block
|Najunde Sonkal Daebi Makgi
||Low knifehand gauding block
- Saju Tulgi—Four-directional thrust. This is NOT a pattern, but this exercise was formerly practised by the 3rd kup holder and above
- When performing San Makgi (W-shape block) you must look toward the direction you are travelling, e.g., when moving the left foot, look left.
- Chari Chari Dong Jak (Consecutive Motion). This is when the same hand or foot is used to perform two or more techniques in different directions or with different attacking tools.
- Red belt signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
- The student should by now have a wide-ranging knowledge of the vital spots and be able to name most in terminology.
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):
- Toi Gye + 1 Other Pattern From Previous Gradings
- 1 Step Sparring
- Free Sparring
- Left Reverse Turning Kick
- Right Reverse Turning Kick
- Choice Hand Technique
*You will be given a Fine, Medium or Poor grade pending on your performance