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Stripe Requirements

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Little Dragons (4-5)

(Aug-Sep 2022 Cycle)

Stripe 1: Twin outer-forearm block

Stripe 2: Knife-hand strike

Stripe 3: Crescent Kick

Stripe 4: Punch / reverse punch

Stripe 5: Crescent kick / side kick combo

Stripe 6: Twin outer-forearm block / front kick (land in front stance)

Stripe 7: Do-San
(Twin outer-forearm block, back leg front kick, punch, reverse punch)

Stripe 8: Combo
(Crescent kick, side kick, knife-hand strike)

White Belts

Stripe 1: Blocks
High block, low block, inner-forearm block

Stripe 2: Kicks
Front kick, side kick, crescent kick

Stripe 3: 1/2 Ki-Bon
First half, up to first yell

Stripe 4: One-steps
9 and younger: #1
10 and up: #1-2

Stripe 5: Ki-Bon
All of Ki-Bon

Stripe 6: One-steps
9 and younger: #1-3
10 and up: #1-5

Bonus Stripe: Form name,  moves, and meaning
Ki-Bon, 14 moves, the beginning

Bonus Stripe: Taekwondo tenets, student oath
– Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit
– I shall observe the tenets of Taekwondo
– I shall respect the instructors and senior students
– I shall never misuse Taekwondo
– I will be a champion of freedom and justice
– I will build a more peacefull world

Yellow Belts

Stripe 1: Blocks
Double knife-hand block, square block, low block/high block combination, outer-forearm block

Stripe 2: Kicks
Round kick, spin side kick, spin crescent kick

Stripe 3: 1/2 Dan-Gun
First half, up to first yell

Stripe 4: One-steps
9 and younger: #1
10 and up: #1-2

Stripe 5: Dan-Gun
All of Dan-Gun

Stripe 6: One-steps
9 and younger: #1-3
10 and up: #1-5

Bonus Stripe: Form name,  moves, and meaning
Dan-Gun, 21 moves, the legendary founder of Korea

Bonus Stripe: Taekwondo tenets, student oath
– Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit
– I shall observe the tenets of Taekwondo
– I shall respect the instructors and senior students
– I shall never misuse Taekwondo
– I will be a champion of freedom and justice
– I will build a more peacefull world

Orange Belts

Stripe 1: Blocks/strikes
Twin outer-forearm block, spearhand

Stripe 2: Kicks
Jump #2 round kick, jump #3 side kick,  jump #3 front kick

Stripe 3: 1/2 Do-San
First third, up to first yell

Stripe 4: One-steps
9 and younger: #1
10 and up: #1-2

Stripe 5: Do-San
All of Do-San

Stripe 6: One-steps
9 and younger: #1-3
10 and up: #1-5

Bonus Stripe: Form name,  moves, and meaning
Do San, 24 moves, Is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn-Chang-Ho (1876 – 1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

Bonus Stripe: Jump Kicks
Jump #1 side kick, jump #2 side kick, jump #2 front kick

Sr. Orange Belts

Stripe 1: Double Kicks
Front kick/round kick, double round kick, side kick.round kick, front kick/side kick

Stripe 2: Sparring Gear
Gear on in 3 min or less

Stripe 3: Sparring Style Blocking
Sparring style blocking with sparring gear

Stripe 4: Jump Kicks
Jump #2 side kick, jump #2 front kick, jump #1 side kick

Stripe 5: Do-San
All of Do-San, improved

Stripe 6: One-steps
9 and younger: #1-3
10 and up: #1-5

Bonus Stripe: Form name,  moves, and meaning
Do San, 24 moves, Is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn-Chang-Ho (1876 – 1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

Bonus Stripe: Belt Tying

Green Belts

Stripe 1: Blocks/Strikes
Reverse outiside knife-hand strike, fixed stance punch, double fist block

Stripe 2: Kicks
Hook kick, spin hook kick, spin heel kick

Stripe 3: 1/2 Won-Hyo
First half, up to first yell

Stripe 4: Blocks/Strikes
Reverse inner-forearm block, #2 front kick, reverse punch

Stripe 5: Won-Hyo
All of Won-Hyo

Stripe 6: Sparring
2 rounds of free sparring

Bonus Stripe: Ki-Bon