Bridgnorth Tae Kwon-Do: Required Theory: 5th Kup: Blue Stripe to Blue Belt

Alongside your practical martial arts tuition at Bridgnorth Tae Kwon-Do, students are expected to learn theory and this is tested at the end of every grading. The emphasis is on the student to take responsibility for their own learning; but we have provided these theory sheets to assist and we are always happy to help with your learning or any questions you may have. In terms of timing for when is best to start your theory, we would always say ASAP! It is never too early or too late to start – the main thing is to give it your best effort in a way that suits you. Some students have created their own visual aids, drawn pictures, found ways to memorise dates, etc. No doubt you will learn more than the examiner will test you on – please don’t be disheartened by this. Your time spent on theory is never wasted. You need to know this information to perform at the highest level in the class; and you will be tested on all aspects of the syllabus from white belt onwards, during your Black Belt gradings.

(Korean terms are in brackets and italics).           

Significance of Colours on Belts

BLUE signifies the heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as Tae Kwon-Do training progresses.


  • X stance: (Kyocha sogi)
  • Bending ready stance: (Goburyo junbi sogi)
  • High section inner forearm block: (Nopunde an palmok makgi)
  • High section hooking block: (Nopunde golcha makgi)
  • Twin knife hand block: (Sang solkal makgi)
  • High section double forearm block: (Nopunde doo palmok makgi)
  • High section outer forearm block: (Nopunde bakat palmok makgi)
  • Middle section fore-fist punch: (Kaunde ap joomuk jirugi)
  • Middle section reverse punch: (Kaunde bandae jirugi)
  • Middle side piercing kick: (Kaunde yop cha jirugi)
  • Hooking kick: (Goro chagi)
  • Twisting kick: (Bituro chagi)
  • Middle section front elbow strike: (Kaunde ap palkup taerigi)
  • High section back fist strike: (Nopunde dung joomuk taerigi)
  • Semi free sparring: (Ban-jayoo matsoki)
  • Free sparring: (Jayoo matsoki)
  • Two step sparring: (Ibo matsoki)

Pattern Meaning

Yul-Gok Tul is the pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584 AD) nicknamed the Confucius of Korea.

*** The GTI Handbook contains more detailed theory information and is available to purchase from your Instructor at Bridgnorth Tae Kwon-Do.

The examiner may ask any question, not limited to those on these pages.

You must ALWAYS revise theory from previous belts.***