Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and cholare Yi I (1536-1584 AD), nicknamed the "Confuscius of Korea." The 38 movements of this pattern represent his birthplace on 38th degree latitude and the diagram (+) represents "scholar." (38 movements)
Definition of Rank: Blue
Blue signifies the heavens toward which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.
Control of emotion and actions by strength of will.
Incapable of being overcome or subdued.
Ask any certified instructor for this information.
Kicks and Foot Techniques
Jumping side kick (front leg)
360-degree turning kick
Double side kick (stepping using front leg, low then high)
Twin knife hand block
Horizontal elbow strike (striking palm) in a front stance
Double forearm block
Palm hooking block
Back fist strike in "X" stance
"X" Stance--a right X stance has teh right foot bearing most of the weight with the toes pointing straight forward. The left foot will be placed
behind and to the side (right side of right foot) on the ball of the foot, with the heel lifted high. The ball of the non-weight bearing or "timing" foot should be in alignment with the right ankle bone (vice versa for a left X stance).
All previous patterns and kibons
Demonstrate pressing scissor takedown
Demonstrate proper defense position from the ground and regaining footing
From ground, applying arm bar between legs
One steps (minimum of 6--two with a jumping kick, two with a spinning kick, two of your choice; takedowns allowed)
Free sparring (no contact)
Techniques and number of boards will be determined by the testing board.
Plan on being asked to break with any of your required foot techniques.