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TAGB Coloured Belt Grading Line Work

The TAGB line work for coloured belt gradings are listed below (available for download as a PDF) from 10th kup (white belt) all the way through to 5th kup (blue tag).

From blue belt onwards, there is no set line work. Sparring becomes part of the grading syllabus, and you are expected to know (and may well be asked to perform) one or more of the following: 3-step sparring (numbers 1 to 10), 2-step sparring (numbers 1 to 8) as well as 3-step semi-free sparring (advanced).

Grading Syllabus

The coloured belts that are covered are listed below:

After being called out to line up, the grading then begins...

10th kup - White Belt

White belt signifies innocence, having no previous experience of Tae Kwon-Do

White Belt Line Work

Name and grade, position 1 (and so on...)

Press up ready position: 10 press ups (counting out loud in Korean if possible).

Barrol.

Move to the left in sitting stance: 10 single punches (counting out loud in Korean if possible).

Change arms: 10 single punches (counting out loud in Korean if possible).

Barrol.

Left leg back (walking ready stance): twin block.

Leg rising exercise: 10 leg rises (counting out loud to 10 in Korean if possible).

Right leg back: 10 leg rises (counting out loud to 10 in Korean if possible).

Barrol.

Left leg forwards: walking stance, middle block.

Backwards: walking stance, middle block, reverse punch.

Forwards: walking stance, low block, reverse punch.

Backwards: walking stance, low block, reverse punch.

Barrol.

Left arm up ready to punch (4 directional punch)

Number 1: low block, both ways round.

Number 2: middle block, both ways round.

Questions.

9th kup - White Belt Yellow Tag

Yellow belt signifies the earth from which the plant sprouts and takes root - the foundations of Tae Kwon-Do are being laid.

White Belt Yellow Tag Line Work

Name and grade, position 1 (and so on...)

Move to the left in sitting stance: 10 double punches (counting out loud to 10 in Korean if possible).

Change arms: 10 double punches (counting out loud to 10 in Korean if possible).

Barrol.

Right leg back (walking ready stance): twin block.

On the spot: front snap kick, (returning to) walking ready stance.

Left leg back (walking ready stance): twin block.

On the spot: front snap kick, (returning to) walking ready stance.

Barrol, charyot and kyonye.

Chunbi

Forwards: right leg, walking stance, double punch.

Backwards: L-stance, middle block.

Forwards: walking stance, low block, rising block.

Backwards: L-stance, knife-hand strike.

Barrol.

Pattern: Chon Ji.

Barrol.

Questions

8th kup - Yellow Belt

Yellow belt signifies the earth from which the plant sprouts and takes root - the foundations of Tae Kwon-Do are being laid.

Yellow Belt Line Work

Name and grade, position 1 (and so on...)

Forwards: left leg, L-stance, twin forearm block.

Backwards: L-stance, inwards block.

Forwards: front snap kick, double punch.

Backwards: L-stance, middle guarding block.

Forwards: turning kick, middle guarding block.

Backwards: L-stance, middle guarding block.

Barrol.

Pattern: Dan Gun.

Barrol.

3-step sparring (numbers 1 to 4).

Barrol.

Questions.

7th kup - Yellow Belt Green Tag

Green belt signifies the plant’s growth - Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop.

Yellow Belt Green Tag Line Work

Name and grade, position 1 (and so on...)

Forwards: right leg, walking stance, back fist side strike.

Backwards: walking stance, back fist side strike.

Forwards: turning kick, knife-hand guarding block.

Backwards: walking stance, wedging block.

Forwards: side kick, guarding block.

Backwards: walking stance, straight fingertip thrust.

Barrol.

Pattern: Do San.

Barrol.

3-step sparring (numbers 5 to 7).

Barrol.

Questions.

6th kup - Green Belt

Green belt signifies the plant’s growth - Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop.

Green Belt Line Work

Name and grade, position 1 (and so on...)

(Going forwards) right leg back: middle guarding block, side kick, knife-hand strike.

Backwards: first three moves from Won Hyo tul.

Forwards: side kick, reverse side kick, back to guard.

Step turn (into guarding block): side kick, reverse side kick, back to guard.

Forwards: turning kick, snap reverse punch, back to guard.

Backwards: fixed stance, side punch.

Barrol.

Pattern: Examiner’s choice.

Barrol.

Pattern: Won Hyo.

Barrol.

3-step sparring (numbers 8 to 10).

Barrol.

3-step semi-free sparring (basic - front snap kick, side kick, turning kick).

Barrol.

Questions.

5th kup - Green Belt and Blue Tag

Blue belt signifies the heavens towards which the plant matures into a towering tree - Training in Tae Kwon-Do continues.

Green Belt Blue Tag Line Work

Name and grade, position 1 (and so on...)

Forwards: left leg, circular block, front snap kick, (land) reverse punch.

Backwards: hooking block combination (from Yul Gok tul).

Forwards: L-stance, side kick, reverse side kick, back to guard.

Step turn: L-stance, side kick, reverse side kick, back to guard.

Forwards: L-stance, turning kick, reverse turning kick, back to guard.

Step turn: L-stance, turning kick, reverse turning kick, back to guard.

Barrol.

Pattern: Student’s choice.

Pattern: Examiner’s choice.

Pattern: Yul Gok.

2-step sparring (numbers 1 to 4).

3-step semi-free sparring (intermediate).

Barrol.

Questions.

4th Kup (Blue Belt) to 1st Kup (Black Stripe)

Blue belt signifies the heavens, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do continues.

Red belt signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the oppent to stay away.

Black is the opposite of white, signifying maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear.

Blue Belt - Red Belt Black Tag Line Work

Name and grade, position 1 (and so on...)

(F) Low Block, Rising Block, Reverse Punch

(B) Knife-hand Guarding Block, Upward Elbow Strike (from Joong Gun)

(F) Front Kick, Turning Kick, *Double Punch*

(B) Middle Section Double Forearm Block in WS,(for a few steps) then change to L Stance, Low Double Forearm Block

(F) Side Kick, Reverse Side Kick, *Reverse Punch* (Change legs partway)

(B) First 3 moves from Won Hyo (Twin Forearm Block, Inward Knife-hand Strike, Side Punch)

(F) Turning Kick, Reverse Turning Kick, *Lead Ridge hand, Reverse Punch*

(B) First 2 moves from Toi Gye (Middle Block in LS, Low upset Fingertips in WS)

(F) Front leg Hook Kick & Side Kick combination, then Rear leg Axe Kick

(B) Double Hooking Block & Obverse Punch (From Yul Gok), then Twin KH Block

(F) Knife-hand Guarding Block, Front leg Front Kick, Flat Fingertip Thrust (from Toi Gye)

(B) U Shaped Block, Fixed Stance (from Joong Gun)

(F) Jumping Side Kick off rear leg, With step (From Choong Moo)

(B) Wedging Block in WS, then Knife-hand Strike in L-Stance

(F) Jumping Front Kick, then Pressing Block in Low Stance

(B) X-Fist Pressing Block. X-Fist Rising Block

(F) First 2 moves from Do San

(B) X Fist Pressing Block, Twin Vertical Punch

(OTS) On the spot Jumping Front Kick (kick with rear leg)

Questions.

Items inside stars (*) sometimes not required

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