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1st Gup - 1st Dan Test Syllabus

General Requirements

Good moral character

Regular attendee at classes

Good understanding of test syllabus

Adherence to the club rules

Knowledge and Understanding

The reasons for class etiquette, and respect for others in the dojang

Written test multiple choice

Written essay - instructor’s choice

Demonstrate ability to teach other students


Hand Technique (Soo Gi)

All techniques required for previous gradings

Front stance, retreat low block, advance high punch combination

Front stance, inside to outside middle block reverse ridge hand strike

Side stance, outside to inside block, front stance reverse middle punch combination

Leg Technique (Cha Gi)

All techniques required for previous gradings

Combination number seven from sparring stance

Combination number eight from sparring stance

Hyung (Forms/Patterns)

Ki Cho Hyung Sam Bu

All Pyung Ahn Hyung

Bas Ha Hee Dae

Nai Han Ji Cho Dan

Chil Sung Il Ro

One Step Fighting (Il Soo Sik)

One step number one to eighteen with a partner

Self Defence (Ho Sin Sul)

All basic grabs

Dan gum (short dagger) defence


Free sparring against a partner

Breaking (Kyok Pa)

Single board - Two separate breaking techniques (candidate’s choice)


Cho Dan terminology test (section of grading conducted in Korean)

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