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Taekwon-Do Dragons Grading (Cycle B)

 

Home Practice Sheet for 10th KUPS

 

Your dobok (Taekwon-Do suit) should be clean and ironed for the grading.

TECHNICAL

 

Parallel Stance Punch

 

 

4-Directional Punch (parts 1 & 2)

 

SPARRING

 

3-Step Sparring (alone)

Number 2 & number 3

 

Free Sparring (with pads)

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Flexibility

Side leg swing – from parallel stance, touch foot off hand (5 each leg)

Side leg stretch

Kicks

Slow: side kick (measure) to paddle

Fast: high hooking kick, middle turning kick (same leg)

Fitness

10 sit ups

Jumping

Jump over hurdles (both knees to chest)

Jump overhead kick

 

 

 

 

Korean words and Terminology (need to know both English and Korean)

Counting (1-10): (Hana, Dul, Set, Net, Daseot, Yeoseot, Ilgop, Yeodeol, Ahop, Yeol)

·         Walking Stance – Gunnan Sogi

·         Parallel stance - Narani Sogi

·         Attention stance (the one you bow in) - Charyot Sogi

·         Punch – Jirugi

·         High - Nopunde

·         Low Block - Najunde Makgi

·         Middle Block – Kaunde Makgi

·         Rising Block – Chookyo Makgi

·         Fore fist – Ap Joomuk

·         Outer Forearm – Bakat Palmok

·         Inner Forearm – An Palmok

·         Front kick – Ap Chagi

·         Ball of foot – Ap Kumchi

·         Side Kick – Yop Chagi

·         Foot sword - Balkal

                                  

Taekwon-Do means the "Art of Hand & Foot"
Tae means FOOT
Kwon means HAND
Do means ART or WAY

ITFmeans International Taekwon-Do Federation. It was founded in 1966

 

 

Learn your goals and your code too.

 

Taekwon-Do Dragon’s Goalsare to

  • Be polite
  • Be respectful
  • Always tell the truth.
  • Try my best.
  • Never give up.

 

 

Taekwon-Do Dragon’s Code

  • I will practice the goals of Taekwon-Do.
  • I will respect my teachers and parents
  • I will never misuse Taekwon-Do.
  • I will always do what is right.
  • I will make the world a better place.

 

 


3 – STEP SPARRING

Number 2:

Start in attention stance, then right leg back walking stance low forearm block.

  1. Front kick right leg, landing in right walking ready stance
  2. Front kick left leg, landing in left walking ready stance
  3. Front kick right leg, landing in right walking ready stance

Step back to parallel ready stance

 

Defence:

Step forward to parallel ready stance

  1. Move right leg back into left walking stance low forearm block (left arm)
  2. Move left leg back into right walking stance low forearm block (right arm)
  3. Move right leg back into left walking stance low forearm block (left arm)

Counter Attack: On the spot, walking stance right reverse middle punch

Then step forward to parallel stance

 

Number 3:

Attack:

Start in attention stance, then right leg back walking stance low forearm block.

  1. Step forward right walking stance observe high punch
  2. Step forward left walking stance observe high punch
  3. Step forward right walking stance observe high punch

Step back to parallel ready stance

 

Defence:

Step forward to parallel ready stance

  1. Move right leg back into left walking stance forearm rising block (left arm)
  2. Move left leg back into right walking stance forearm rising block (right arm)
  3. Move right leg back into left walking stance forearm rising block (left arm)

Counter Attack: On the spot, walking stance right reverse high punch

Then step forward to parallel stance

 

 

 

 

 


Taekwon-Do Dragons Grading (Cycle B)

 

Home Practice Sheet for 9th KUPS

 

Your dobok (Taekwon-Do suit) should be clean and ironed for the grading.

TECHNICAL

 

Sitting Stance Punch

 

 

Pattern: Chon Ji Tul

 

SPARRING

 

3-Step Sparring (alone)

Number 2 & number 3

 

Free Sparring (with pads)

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Flexibility

Side leg swing – from parallel stance, touch foot off hand (5 each leg)

Side leg stretch

Kicks

Slow: side kick (measure) to paddle

Fast: high hooking kick, middle turning kick (same leg)

Fitness

10 sit ups

Jumping

Jump over hurdles (both knees to chest)

Jump overhead kick

 

 

 

Korean words and Terminology (need to know both English and Korean)

Counting (1-10): (Hana, Dul, Set, Net, Daseot, Yeoseot, Ilgop, Yeodeol, Ahop, Yeol)

ü  Walking Stance – Gunnan Sogi

ü  Sitting stance - Annun Sogi

ü  Attention stance (the one you bow in) - Charyot Sogi

ü  L-Stance – Niunja Sogi

ü  Punch – Jirugi

ü  High - Npounde

ü  Low Block - Najunde Makgi

ü  Middle Block – Kaunde Makgi

ü  Rising Block – Chookyo Makgi

ü  Fore fist – Ap Joomuk

ü  Inner Forearm – An Palmok

ü  Outer Forearm – Bakat Palmok

ü  Front Kick – Ap Chagi

ü  Ball of foot – Ap Kumchi

ü  Side Kick – Yop Chagi

ü  Foot sword - Balkal

ü  Taekwon-Do means the "Art of Hand & Foot"
Tae means FOOT
Kwon means HAND
Do means ART or WAY

ü  ITFmeans International Taekwon-Do Federation. It was founded in 1966

 

Meaning of your pattern Chon – Ji

“Chon Ji – means heaven and earth. It is the first pattern.  It has 19 moves.” – learn this sentence of by heart.

 

 

Taekwon-Do Dragon’s Goalsare to

  • Be polite
  • Be respectful
  • Always tell the truth.
  • Try my best.
  • Never give up.

 

 

Taekwon-Do Dragon’s Code

  • I will practice the goals of Taekwon-Do.
  • I will respect my teachers and parents
  • I will never misuse Taekwon-Do.
  • I will always do what is right.
  • I will make the world a better place.

 

 


3 – STEP SPARRING

Number 2:

Start in attention stance, then right leg back walking stance low forearm block.

  1. Front kick right leg, landing in right walking ready stance
  2. Front kick left leg, landing in left walking ready stance
  3. Front kick right leg, landing in right walking ready stance

Step back to parallel ready stance

 

Defence:

Step forward to parallel ready stance

  1. Move right leg back into left walking stance low forearm block (left arm)
  2. Move left leg back into right walking stance low forearm block (right arm)
  3. Move right leg back into left walking stance low forearm block (left arm)

Counter Attack: On the spot, walking stance right reverse middle punch

Then step forward to parallel stance

 

Number 3:

Attack:

Start in attention stance, then right leg back walking stance low forearm block.

  1. Step forward right walking stance observe high punch
  2. Step forward left walking stance observe high punch
  3. Step forward right walking stance observe high punch

Step back to parallel ready stance

 

Defence:

Step forward to parallel ready stance

  1. Move right leg back into left walking stance forearm rising block (left arm)
  2. Move left leg back into right walking stance forearm rising block (right arm)
  3. Move right leg back into left walking stance forearm rising block (left arm)

Counter Attack: On the spot, walking stance right reverse high punch

Then step forward to parallel stance

 

 

 

 


Taekwon-Do Dragons Grading (Cycle B)

Home Practice Sheet for 8th KUPS

 

Your dobok (Taekwon-Do suit) should be clean and ironed for the grading.

TECHNICAL

 

Sitting Stance Punch

 

 

Pattern: Dan Gun Tul

 

SPARRING

 

3-Step Sparring (alone)

Number 2 & number 3

 

Free Sparring (with pads)

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Flexibility

Side leg swing – from parallel stance, touch foot off hand (5 each leg)

Side leg stretch

Kicks

Slow: side kick (measure) to paddle

Fast: high hooking kick, middle turning kick (same leg)

Fitness

10 sit ups

Jumping

Jump over hurdles (both knees to chest)

Jump overhead kick

 

 

 

Korean words and Terminology (need to know both English and Korean)

Counting (1-10): (Hana, Dul, Set, Net, Daseot, Yeoseot, Ilgop, Yeodeol, Ahop, Yeol)

ü  Walking Stance – Gunnan Sogi

ü  Sitting stance - Annun Sogi

ü  Attention stance (the one you bow in) - Charyot Sogi

ü  L-Stance – Niunja Sogi

ü  High– Nopunde

ü  Low Block - Najunde Makgi

ü  Middle Block – Kaunde Makgi

ü  Rising Block – Chookyo Makgi

ü  Twin Block – Sang Makgi

ü  Guarding Block –Daebi Makgi

ü  Fore fist – Ap Joomuk

ü  Inner Forearm – An Palmok

ü  Outer Forearm – Bakat Palmok

ü  Knifehand - Sonkal

ü  Front Kick – Ap Chagi

ü  Ball of foot – Ap Kumchi

ü  Side Kick – Yop Chagi

ü  Foot sword - Balkal

ü  Taekwon-Do means the "Art of Hand & Foot"
Tae means FOOT
Kwon means HAND
Do means ART or WAY

ü  ITFmeans International Taekwon-Do Federation. It was founded in 1966

 

Meaning of your pattern Dan Gun

“DAN-GUN is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2,333 B.C. It has 21 movements” – learn this sentence of by heart.

 

 

Taekwon-Do Dragon’s Goalsare to

  • Be polite
  • Be respectful
  • Always tell the truth.
  • Try my best.
  • Never give up.

 

 

Taekwon-Do Dragon’s Code

  • I will practice the goals of Taekwon-Do.
  • I will respect my teachers and parents
  • I will never misuse Taekwon-Do.
  • I will always do what is right.
  • I will make the world a better place.

 

 


3 – STEP SPARRING

Number 2:

Start in attention stance, then right leg back walking stance low forearm block.

  1. Front kick right leg, landing in right walking ready stance
  2. Front kick left leg, landing in left walking ready stance
  3. Front kick right leg, landing in right walking ready stance

Step back to parallel ready stance

 

Defence:

Step forward to parallel ready stance

  1. Move right leg back into left walking stance low forearm block (left arm)
  2. Move left leg back into right walking stance low forearm block (right arm)
  3. Move right leg back into left walking stance low forearm block (left arm)

Counter Attack: On the spot, walking stance right reverse middle punch

Then step forward to parallel stance

 

Number 3:

Attack:

Start in attention stance, then right leg back walking stance low forearm block.

  1. Step forward right walking stance observe high punch
  2. Step forward left walking stance observe high punch
  3. Step forward right walking stance observe high punch

Step back to parallel ready stance

 

Defence:

Step forward to parallel ready stance

  1. Move right leg back into left walking stance forearm rising block (left arm)
  2. Move left leg back into right walking stance forearm rising block (right arm)
  3. Move right leg back into left walking stance forearm rising block (left arm)

Counter Attack: On the spot, walking stance right reverse high punch

Then step forward to parallel stance

 

 


Taekwon-Do Dragons Grading (Cycle B)

Home Practice Sheet for 7th KUPS

 

Your dobok (Taekwon-Do suit) should be clean and ironed for the grading.

TECHNICAL

 

Sitting Stance Punch

 

 

Pattern: Do San Tul

 

SPARRING

 

3-Step Sparring (alone)

Number 2 & number 3

 

Free Sparring (with pads)

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Flexibility

Side leg swing – from parallel stance, touch foot off hand (5 each leg)

Side leg stretch

Kicks

Slow: front kick (measure) to paddle

Fast: downward kick both legs on paddles

Fitness

10 sit ups

Jumping

Jump over hurdles (both knees to chest)

Jump overhead kick

 

 

 

Korean words and Terminology (need to know both English and Korean)

Counting (1-10): (Hana, Dul, Set, Net, Daseot, Yeoseot, Ilgop, Yeodeol, Ahop, Yeol)

ü  Walking Stance – Gunnan Sogi

ü  Sitting stance - Annun Sogi

ü  Attention stance (the one you bow in) - Charyot Sogi

ü  L-Stance – Niunja Sogi

ü  Punch – Jirugi

ü  Low Block - Najunde Makgi

ü  Middle Block – Kaunde Makgi

ü  Wedging Block – Hechyo Makgi

ü  Fingertip – Sonkut

ü  Backfist – Dung Joomuk

ü  Fore fist – Ap Joomuk

ü  Inner Forearm – An Palmok

ü  Outer Forearm – Bakat Palmok

ü  Knifehand - Sonkal

ü  Front Kick – Ap Chagi

ü  Ball of foot – Ap Kumchi

ü  Side Kick – Yop Chagi

ü  Foot sword - Balkal

ü  Taekwon-Do means the "Art of Hand & Foot"
Tae means FOOT
Kwon means HAND
Do means ART or WAY

ü  ITFmeans International Taekwon-Do Federation. It was founded in 1966

 

Meaning of your pattern Do-San

“DO-SAN was a man who spent his life trying to educate and free Korea. The pattern has 24 movements”– learn this sentence of by heart.

 

 

Taekwon-Do Dragon’s Goalsare to

  • Be polite
  • Be respectful
  • Always tell the truth.
  • Try my best.
  • Never give up.

 

 

Taekwon-Do Dragon’s Code

  • I will practice the goals of Taekwon-Do.
  • I will respect my teachers and parents
  • I will never misuse Taekwon-Do.
  • I will always do what is right.
  • I will make the world a better place.

 

 

 

Taekwon-Do Tigers Grading

Sunday 10 am 15th June 2014

Home Practice Sheet (Cycle B)

 

Your dobok (Taekwon-Do suit) should be clean and ironed for the grading.

 

Fundamental Moves

  • Sitting Stance Punch
  • Walking stance punch stepping forward
  • Walking stance forearm middle block stepping back

 

4 Step

·                                 4 Step Punch

Flexibility

  • Dynamic stretching (front leg swing and side leg swing)
  • Static stretching (front splits and side splits)
  • Active stretching (hold front kick up against pad and count to 3, hold side kick to pad count to 3)

 

Jumping Techniques

  • Jumping punches
  • Flying front Kick
  • Jump overhead kick

 

 

Korean words and Terminology (need to know both English and Korean)

Counting (1-10): (Hana, Dul, Set, Net, Daseot, Yeoseot, Ilgop, Yeodeol, Ahop, Yeol)

  • Walking Stance – Gunnan Sogi
  • Sitting stance – Annun Sogi
  • Parallel stance - Narani Sog
  • Punch - Jirugi
  • Block - Makgi
  • Fore fist – Ap Joomuk
  • Inner Forearm – An Palmok
  • Side Kick – Yop Chagi
  • Front Kick – Ap Chagi
  • Middle level - Kaunde

 

Learn these goals and your code too.

Taekwon-Do Tiger’s Goals are to

  • Be polite
  • Be respectful
  • Always tell the truth.
  • Try my best.
  • Never give up.

 

Taekwon-Do Tiger’s Code

  • I will practice the goals of Taekwon-Do.
  • I will respect my teachers and parents
  • I will never misuse Taekwon-Do.
  • I will always do what is right.
  • I will make the world a better place.

 

4 STEP Punch (Yearly Cycle B)

Ready: Walking stance, right leg back, left arm extended to the front in the shape of a punch

Moving forward

1)      Step forward: Right Walking stance right middle punch (normal speed)

2)      Step forward: Left Walking stance left middle punch (normal speed)

3)      Step forward: Right Walking stance right middle punch (slow speed)

4)      Step forward: Left Walking stance left middle punch (fast speed),

On the spot: Right middle punch (fast speed)

Moving backwards (move the left leg back)

1)      Step back: Right Walking stance right middle punch (normal speed)

2)      Step back: Left Walking stance left middle punch (normal speed)

3)      Step back: Right Walking stance right middle punch (slow speed)

4)      Step back: Left Walking stance left middle punch (fast speed),

On the spot: Right middle punch (fast speed)

End: Move right leg forward in to parallel stance

           

 

Try your best to .....

  • When you make a fist have your thumb on top of your two fingers (pointing and index fingers)
  • punch to the centre of your chest
  • point your belly button and chest forwards

 

 

ITF Ireland Cup Waterford 2014

 

Congratulations to all of the Student's of Grandmaster Hoawrd's Dojang who competed in the ITF Ireland Cup in Waterford. Eighteen students made their way to Waterford for the event. Not only did we provide a good number of students but also won an impressive number of medals. Congratulatios to all seniors, teenagers and juniors who participated. Our school won 25 medals in total but also won best overall senior and best overall junior at the event.

 

 

 

 

  Gold Silver Bronze
Mr McSherry 1    
Mr Nowak   2  
Lisa Parsons     1
Ruairc Edwards     1
Sandra Curley   1 1
Bróna Kelly 2 1  
Lee Parsons     1
Jack Galka 2    
Laura O'Donoghue     1
Christopher Parsons     2
Jodie Parsons     1
Jodie Curley     1
Max Cleary 2    
Joyce Yu 1    
Emmet O'Rourke 1    
Finn Howard   1  
David Brady     1
Shane Rice     1

 

 

A small grading was held in Grandmaster Howard's Dojang on the 27th March 2014. The Chief Examiner was Master Robert Howard 7th Degree assisted by Mr Leon McSherry 4th Degree.

 

The grading award was presented to Marta Zajac. Congratulations to the following students who were successful at the grading and earned their promotion.

 

Derek Brady Promoted to 2nd Kup

Bróna Kelly Promoted to 5th Kup

Marta Zajac promoted to 9th Kup

Istvan Badics Promoted to 9th Kup

 

 

 

 

2014 ITF Taekwondo European Championships Belarus

 

Thursday 10th April 2014

 

A fantastic start to the European Championshipswith Ireland winning two medals. The day started with Mr  Leon McSherry winning a Bronze medal in the 4th Degree patterns, followed by Ms Patrice Conaty winning gold in 2nd Degree patterns. Congratulations to both competitors on their well earned medals.