Represents the beginning of summer and life itself. The student must work hard and demonstrate perseverance in order to reach and grow like a plant. After learning the basic techniques, the student now applies the skills in sparring and in combinations.
Spirit of Taekwondo
|Goal Setting is to work hard to achieve your dreams.|
- I use my time wisely.
- I have a goal to become a Black Belt.
- I break big projects into smaller parts.
- I have a plan to read two books a month.
- I write down goals that are important to me.
- I take my homework seriously so that I will be better prepared.
- I share my goals with my instructors so they may help me to achieve them.
- I attend Taekwondo class regularly and work hard towards my next belt promotion.
What is your goal? Make at least three steps to achieve your dream.
Taegeuk 4 sa Jang 태극 4 장 [taegeug sa jang] – Thunder
Thunder comes from the sky and is absorbed by the earth. Thunder is one of the most powerful natural forces. This poomsae is intended to be performed with power resembling the thunder for which it is named.
Blue Belt will learn #1~12 motions.
|1||Back Stance Hand Knife Supporting Block|
|2||Long Stance Palm Pressing Block + Hand Spear Thrust at the same time|
|3||Back Stance Hand Knife Supporting Block|
|4||Long Stance Palm Pressing Block + Hand Spear Thrust at the same time|
|5||Long Stance Hand Knife High Block + Hand Knife Neck Strike turning waist(swallow motion) make more power and can strike longer, Hand Knife for high block should be above forehead|
|6||Right Front Kick → Long Stance Left Punch|
|7||Left Side Kick|
|8||Right Side Kick → Hand Knife Supporting Block|
|9||Back Stance Outside Middle Block|
|10||Front Kick → Back Stance Right Inside Middle Block|
|11||Back Stance Outside Middle Block|
|12||Front Kick → Back Stance Left Inside Middle Block|
|13||Long Stance Hand Knife High Block + Hand Knife Neck Strike|
|14||Front Kick → Long Stance Right Back Fist Knuckle Strike|
|15||Walking Stance Left Middle Block → Right Punch|
|16||Walking Stance Right Middle Block → Left Punch|
|17||Long Stance Left Middle Block → Double Punch|
|18||Long Stance Right Middle Block → Double Punch w/Kihap|
Hand Spear Thrust 편손끝 찌르기 [pyeonsonkkeut jjileugi] pull hand knife back from chest, start thrusting on waist
Back Fist Knuckle Strike 등주먹 치기 [deungjumeog chigi] to the vital point between nose and upper lip.
Hand Knife Supporting Block 양손날 막기 [yangsonnal maggi] supporting other hand for more power or preliminary motion. The palm of the blocking hand is kept facing upward and the other keeps palm facing back ward to begin the blocking. The finger-tips of the other hand are kept parallel with the shoulder and the elbow slightly bent is smoothly lowered, while the finger-tips of the blocking hand pass the front of the nose and the assisting hand is drown toward the stomach pit.
|Blue Belt||Back Kick 뒤차기 [dwichagi]|
|Color Belts (~11 yr)||3 valid points of kicking or punching|
|Color Belts (12 yr ~)||3 valid points of kicking or punching
1 valid point of kicking to head
|Jr.Black Belt #2||10 valid points of kicking or punching
Sparring with 2 or more opponents
|Black Belts||3 valid points of kicking or punching
1 valid point of kicking to head