Progressing to the Next Belt Color

Highblue(3rd gup) => red(2nd gup)

!All previous knowledge and definitions required!


Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century AD), an authority on neo=confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37th degree latitude, the (+) represents "scholars."
Breath Control
Exhaling at the moment of impact when striking, blocking, or receiving a blow. This ability to control one's breathing adds stamina and power to techniques.
Reaction Force
For every force there is an equal and opposite force. Taekwon-Do students learn to use the reaction of one force to add power to another.
Hwa Rang do Honor Code
  • Allegiance to one's country
  • Respect for one's parents
  • Integrity in one's friendships
  • Courage in battle
  • Restraint from unnecessary cruelty or killing

Kicks and Foot Techniques

  • Five direction kick
  • Fly by side kick with palm heel strike (two targets)
  • Outside to inside vertical (crescent) kick
  • Outside to inside vertical (crescent) kick performed with a 360-degree movement (aerial)
  • 360-degree downward kick

Hand Techniques

  • Low double forearm block
  • High "X" block
  • "W" shaped block
  • Low block and a back fist performed simultaneously in an "L" stance
  • Low knife hand guarding block


No new stances. It is expected that you will use this time to reinforce good form in your existing stances. Testing for the ranks that follow will be strenuous--having to remind yourself to make a correct stance will be an unnecessary distraction.


  • Toi-Gye
  • All previous patterns and kibons

Self Defense

  • Against a knife held at throat
  • Against a slashing attack


  • One steps against both hand and kick attacks
  • Free sparring (no contact)
  • Free sparring (two opponents)


  • 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