Thames Valley Taekwon-Do Reading

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ.


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8th Kup


 

Question One

What is a pattern?

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A pattern is a series of offensive and defensive movements against an imaginary opponent or opponents. Starting and finishing on the same spot.

Question Two

How many patterns do you know?

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Two. (Chon-Ji and Dan-Gun)
(Remember Four directional punch / block are known as exercises not patterns)

Question Three

Name the pattern you have learnt and how many moves it has?

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Dan Gun and it has 21 moves.

Question Four

What is the meaning of the pattern you have learnt?

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Dan Gun is named after the holy Dan Gun who was the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C.

Question Five

Where should your fist finish if you were punching High (Nopunde)?

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Your eye level.

Question Six

Where should your fist finish if you were punching Middle (Kaunde)?

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Your shoulder level.

Question Seven

Where should your fist finish if you were punching Low (Najunde)?

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Your belt level.

Question Eight

Describe an ‘inside’ block (an makgi).

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An ‘inside’ block (an makgi) is when the defenders arm or leg blocks to the inside of the attackers arm or leg.

Question Nine

Describe an ‘outside’ block (bakkat makgi).

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An ‘outside’ block (bakkat makgi) is when the defenders arm or leg blocks to the outside of the attackers arm or leg.

Question Ten

Describe an ‘inward’ block (annuro makgi).

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An ‘inward’ block (annuro makgi) is when the defenders arm or leg travels in towards the centre of their body to stop the attackers technique.

Question Eleven

Describe an ‘outward’ block (bakuro makgi).

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An ‘outward’ block (bakuro makgi) is when the defenders arm or leg travels away from the centre of their body to stop the attackers technique.

Question Twelve

When performing Twin forearm block (Sang Palmok Makgi) which is the ‘primary block’ and why?

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In Twin forearm block (Sang Palmok Makgi) the ‘primary block’ is the middle section block. It is known as the ‘primary block’ because you finish looking in this direction implying that this is the more important block of the two.

Question Thirteen

Where does this ‘primary blocking’ hand begin, on the ‘inside’ (closest to the body) or ‘outside’ (furthest from the body)?

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The ‘primary blocking’ hand begins on the ‘inside’ (closest to the body).

Question Fourteen

Can you show the following movements?

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• Knifehand Guarding Block (Sonkal Daebi Magki)
• Twin Forearm block (Sang Palmok Makgi)
• Knifehand Side Strike (Sonkal Yop Taerigi)

PRACTICAL

1) Walking stance front snap kick, obverse punch, reverse punch

2) Walking stance outer forearm low block, rising block

3) Three step sparring

4) Pattern Dan-Gun

5) Pattern Chon-Ji

* Note this is the minimum requirement for this grade, you may be asked to
perform other techniques learnt during class.

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