Bridgnorth Tae Kwon-Do: Required Theory: 7th Kup: Green Stripe to Green 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

GREEN signifies the growth of the plant as Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop.


  • Walking stance: (Gunnun sogi)
  • L-stance: (Niunja sogi)
  • Sitting stance: (Annun sogi)
  • High outer forearm block: (Napunde bakat palmok makgi)
  • Knife hand guarding block: (Sonkal daebi makgi)
  • High section wedging block: (Napunde hechyo makgi)
  • Rising block: (Chookyo makgi)
  • Middle fore-fist punch: (kaunde ap joomuk jirugi)
  • High back fist strike: (Nopunde dung joomuk taerigi)
  • Middle knife hand strike: (Kaunde sonkal taerigi)
  • Straight fingertip thrust: (Sun sonkut tulgi)
  • Release from grab: (Jappyosul tae)
  • Middle front snap kick: (Kaunde ap cha busigi)
  • Three step sparring: (Sambo matsoki)
  • Semi-free sparring: (Ban-jayoo matsoki)

Pattern Meaning

Do San is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Ch’ang-Ho (1876-1938), who devoted his life to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

*** 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.***