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Grading Syllabus For The Traditional Tang Soo Do Association

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

Basic requirements

Current membership to the TTSDA
Approval of the instructor to grade
Regular class attendance of at least 18 months since the last meeting
Minimum age 12 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 assisting in the training of lower grades with the minimum of supervision by the class Instructor.
The ability to assist in the organisation of TTDSA events.
Understand the history and philosophy of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan.
The ability to run and manage a club within the TTSDA and assist with organising events.

Demonstration of Ability

Understand and apply the Eight Key Concepts to all techniques.

Hand/Leg techniques (Soo/Jok Gi)

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

Forms (Hyungs

Naihanji Cho Dan
Chil Sung Il Ro
Chil Sung Sam Ro
Yuk Ro Cho Dan
Bong Hyung Il Bu
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)

Self Defence (Ho Sin Sool)

Complete review of all self defence techniques.

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