Grading Dates

Colour Belt Gradings

Severn Vale School
School Lane, Quedgeley
Gloucester GL2 4PR
  • Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Training by the examiner who is a 7th Dan Master from 6pm followed by the grading starting at 7pm

April 2024 Black Belt

Deeside Leisure Centre
Chester Rd W
Queensferry
Deeside
CH5 1SA

  • Pre-Grading - Saturday 16th March - timings to be confirmed closer to time
  • Grading - Sunday 14th April - timings to be confirmed

October 2024 Black Belt

Wallasey Academy
Unit 9, Sovereign Way, Dock Road
Wallasey, Wirral CH41 1DL

  • Pre-Grading - Saturday 7th September- timings to be confirmed closer to time
  • Grading - Sunday 13th October - timings to be confirmed


Grading Theory, Korean, Patterns and Sparring info

4 Directional

  • Other Patterns: None
  • Sparring: None
  • Theory & Korean: Theory Sheet (updated - click download again if previously downloaded)

Chon-Ji (19)

Literally means "the Heaven the Earth". It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth.

Dan-Gun (21)

Is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2333 BC*

Do-San (24)

Is the pseudonym (another name) of patriot Ahn Ch’ang Ho (1876-1938) who devoted his life to furthering the education of Korea & its independent movement

Won-Hyo (28)

Named after the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 AD
  • Other Patterns: Examiner's Choice
  • Sparring: 3 Step 1-4 Videos
  • Theory & Korean: Theory Sheet (updated - click download again if previously downloaded)
  • Pattern Videos : Master Saunder's

Yul-Gok (38)

Is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536 - 1584) nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea" The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38 latitude and the diagram represents "scholar"

Joong Gun (32)

Named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn's age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910)
  • Important: Sparring Equipment is required for this belt and above
  • Other Patterns: Examiner's Choice & Student's Choice
  • Sparring: 2 Step 1-3 Videos & Free Sparring
  • Focussed Kicks: Turning Kicks (ball of feet - preferred foot)
  • Theory & Korean: Theory Sheet (updated - click download again if previously downloaded)
  • Pattern Videos : Master Saunder's

Toi-Gye (37)

Namea after the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents " scholar"
  • Important: Sparring Equipment is required for this belt and above
  • Other Patterns: Examiner's Choice & Student's Choice
  • Sparring: 2 Step 4-6 Videos
  • Focussed Kicks: Side Kicks (preferred foot)
  • Theory & Korean: Theory Sheet (updated - click download again if previously downloaded)
  • Pattern Videos : Master Saunder's

Hwa-Rang (29)

Named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty about 600 AD. This group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three Kingdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Tae kwon-Do developed into maturity
  • Important: Sparring Equipment is required for this belt and above
  • Other Patterns: Examiner's Choice & Student's Choice
  • Sparring: 2 Step (1-3 & 4-6), 1 Step & Free Sparring
  • Power Kicks: Turning and side kicks - both legs
  • Theory & Korean: Theory Sheet (updated - click download again if previously downloaded)
  • Pattern Videos : Master Saunder's

Choong Moo (30)

The name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king

Ge-Baek(44)

Named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline

Kwang-Gae(39)

Named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne

Po-Eun (36)

The pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram represents his unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty

Ko-Dang (39)

The pseudonym of the patriot Cho Man Sik who dedicated his life to the independence movement and education of his people. The 39 movements signify his times of imprisonment and his birthplace on the 39th parallel.

Eui-Am (45)

The pseudonym of Son Byong Hi, leader of the Korean independence movement on March 1, 1919. The 45 movements refer to his age when he changed the name of Dong Hak (Oriental culture) to Chondo Kyo (Heavenly way religion) in 1905. The diagram represents his Indomitable Spirit, displayed while dedicating himself to the prosperity of his nation

Choong-Jan (52)

The pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Lee Dynasty, 14th century. This pattern ends with a left-hand attack to symbolize the tragedy of his death at 27 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity

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