Bridgnorth Tae Kwon-Do Required Theory: 10th Kup: White belt to yellow 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).
- Instructor: Mr Plant, 4th Dan or 4th Degree Black Belt
- Tae Kwon-Do means: ‘hand-foot-art’ or ‘hand-foot-way of life’
- Our organisation: GTI (Global Tae Kwon-Do International)
- Founder of TKD: General Choi Hong Hi, 9th Dan or 9th Degree Black Belt
- Founded: 11th April 1955 in Korea
- Student: (Jeja)
- Training Hall: (Dojang)
- Suit: (Dobok)
- Belt: (Ti)
- Four directional punch: (Saju jirugi)
The Tenets of Tae Kwon-Do
Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit (CIPSI)
Significance of Colours on Belts
WHITE signifies innocence, as that of a beginner who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do.
YELLOW signifies the earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Tae Kwon-Do foundation is being laid.
Ready stance: (Junbi)
*** 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. ***