To pass you grading you will have to demonstrate:

  • Moves and patterns from your previous gradings
  • Joong Gun
  • Kicking Power against a Bag/ Board
  • Combinations up and down the floor.
  • Demonstrate and name as many Blocking techniques as possible
  • Free Sparring
  • One Step Sparring
  • Grabs and Releases


  1. How many moves in Joong Gun ?
  • 32
  1. Can you tell me anything about Joong Gun?
  • He was 32 when he was executed in Prison in 1910.
  1. What does blue belt signify?
  • Sky, which the tree grows toward.
  1. Demonstrate how many Blocks they know?

Additional Theory

Interpretation of Joong Gun

  • Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who 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 at Lui-Shung prison (1910).

Blue belt signifies:

  • The heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon Do progresses


  • Kaunde – middle section
  • sonkal dung makgi – reverse knifehand block
  • Sonkal daebi makgi – knifehand guarding block
  • Nopunde kyocha joomuk makgi – high section X fist block
  • Moa junbi sogi B – Close ready stance B
  • Nachua sogi – Low stance
  • Dwit bal sogi – Rear foot
  • Wi palkup taerigi – Upper elbow strike
  • Nopunde dung joomuk yop taerigi – high back fist side strike
  • Sang Joomuk Sewo jirugi – Twin fist vertical punch
  • Sang joomuk dwijibun jirugi – Twin fist upset punch
  • Nopunde ap joomuk jirugi – High section fore fist punch
  • Kaunde ap joomuk yop jirugi – Mid section fore fist side punch
  • Ap cha busigi – Front snap kick
  • Dollyo chagi – Turning kick
  • Bandae dollyo chagi – Reverse turning kick
  • Yop chagi – Side kick
  • Bandal chagi – Crescent kick
  • Twigi – Jumping
  • Dwit cha jurigi – Back piercing kick
  • Twimyo – Flying
  • Najunde ap chagi – Low front kick
  • Bandae dollyo goro chagi – Reverse hooking kick
  • One step sparring – Ilbo Matsoki 

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