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.

Please try not to remember the pattern meanings without investigating what the words mean. What is a patriot? What is a pseudonym? What is a dynasty? What is Buddhism? What is neo-Confucionism? These are all common theory questions.

Students can download colour belt and black belt theory sheets below. Please note:

– 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!

– Every answer you give in a grading should be followed by the word “Sir” or “Ma’am”.