Grading Syllabus - 1st Kup   1nd kup
- Minimum waiting period 18 months before 1st Dan grading

Terminology applicable to 1st Kup


Was the name given to the great Admiral Yi-Soon-Sin of the Yi 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.


Dwitcha Jirugi - Back Piercing kick
Nopunde Sonkal Ap Taerigi - High knifehand front strike
Twimyo Yopcha Jirugi - Flying side piercing kick


Doo Son Badak Ollyo Makgi - Twin palm upward block
Kyocha Sonkal Momchau Makgi - X-knifehand checking block


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):

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