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Grading Syllabus For The Traditional Tang Soo Do Association

Senior 1st Dan to 2nd Dan (Midnight Blue Belt)

Basic requirements

Current membership to the TTSDA
Approval of the instructor to grade
Regular class attendance of at least 2 Years since the last meeting
Minimum age 14 years

General Knowledge

General rules of class attendance
Basic Tang Soo Do etiquette
Basic Tang Soo Do terminology
Correct Tang Soo Do attitudes
Additional knowledge of Tang Soo Do terminology
Be able to count to ten in Korean
The five basic principles of Tang Soo Do
Understanding the principles behind balance, speed, power and focus
Conversant in Tang Soo Do terminology
Be able to assist Instructors in teaching and class responsibilities
The capabilities of training lower and senior grades to the required standards.
To effectively manage and run a thriving club/ clubs.
To actively participate in the administration and management of the TTSDA.
Understand the history and philosophy of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan.
Formal written examination.

Demonstration of Ability

Understand and apply the Eight Key Concepts to all techniques.

Fitness

Sustain 20 minutes of aerobic exercise
3 x 30 press-ups
3 x 30 sit-ups
3 x 50 half squats

Hand/Leg techniques (Soo/Jok Gi)

Be able to demonstrate any technique requested either singularly, combination or jumping.

Forms (Hyungs)

Naihanji Cho Dan
Naihanji E Dan
Chil Sung Sam Ro
Yuk Ro ChoDan
Sip Soo Hyung
Bong Hyung E Bu
In addition, any of the lower forms may be requested.
Moo Pahl Dang Khum (Eighth Martial Way)
Be able to demonstrate the set of eight Ki Gong breathing exercises.

Sparring (Dae Ryun)

One step sparring (Il Soo Sik Dae Ryun) sequence 1 to 18 (Il Bon to Ship Pahl Bon)
Free sparring (Ja Yu Dae Ryun)
One to one (minimum 2 fights)
Two to one (minimum 2 fights)

Self Defence (Ho Sin Sool)

A complete review of all self defence techniques.

Breaking (Kyok Pa)

Knife hand strike (Soo Do Kong Kyuk) to two house bricks or equivalent deemed suitable by the Chief Examiner.
Women must perform 2 kicks of choice against multiple ¾ inch breaker boards.
Children under 18 years of age to perform a jumping side kick (E Dan Yup Cha Gi) over four people to a ¾ inch
breaker board.


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