Bridgnorth Tae Kwon-Do: Required Theory: 8th Kup: Yellow Belt to Green Stripe

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

YELLOW signifies the earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Tae Kwon-Do foundation is being laid.

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


  • Walking stance: (Gunnun sogi)
  • L-stance: (Niunja sogi)
  • Lower outer forearm block: (Najunde bakat palmok makgi)
  • Middle knife hand guarding block: (Kaunde sonkal daebi makgi)
  • Twin forearm block: (Sang palmok makgi)
  • Rising block: (Chookyo makgi)
  • High section fore-fist punch: (Nopunde ap joomuk jirugi)
  • Inward: (Anuro)
  • Outward: (Bakuro)
  • Palm: (Sonbadak)
  • Back elbow strike: (Dung joomuk taerigi)
  • Back kick: (Dwit chagi)
  • Reverse side kick: (Bandae yop chagi)
  • Reverse turning kick: (Bandae dollyo chagi)

Pattern Meaning

Dan Gun Tul is named after the Holy Dan Gun, legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 BC.

*** 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.***