Grading Revision Questionnaire For Blue Belts and above

  • Who is the Founder of Tae Kwon-Do?
    • (General Choi Hong Hi, 9th Degree Black Belt began the art of Too Kwon Do on 11th April, 1955, in South Korea.)
  • Who brought Tae Kwon-Do into England and when?
  • What does the 'BT.C.' stand for and when was it formed ?
  • When was the 'TAGB' founded ?
  • When was 'Tae Kwon-Do International' formed and why?
  • Name the following members of the 'T.AG.B ':
    • Treasurer
    • National Secretary
    • Chairman
    • Vice Chairman
    • England Coach
  • Name 10 committee members of the 'T.AG.B'
  • What does the 'T.AG.B' stand for?
  • Why was the 'B.T.C.' formed ?
  • Do you know what the Kokkiwon is?
    • 'W.T.F.' Headquarters in South Korea.
  • 'Guburyo Sogi' (bending ready stance) is used for what?
    • Preparation for side kick
  • In our patterns we have 3 different jumps. Explain what you are doing in each one and name the patterns.
  • 'Guburyo Sogi' is done in which patterns?
  • What part of the forearm do we use for 'X' fist block '!
  • Name the Korean term for Hand Parts
  • Name the Korean term for Foot Parts
  • Name the Korean term for 'Head'
  • Name all the stances that you know - giving the Korean terms as well.
  • Name all the kicks that you know - giving the Korean terms as 'well.
  • Name all techniques we use 'Sonbadak' for, and their Korean terms
    • 1. Upwards palm heel
    • 2. Palm heel strike
    • 3. Inwards palm heel
    • 4. Pushing palm block
    • 5. Pressing block
    • 6. Double palm heel block ..
    • 7 Hooking block
  • Name 7 different techniques we use Palkup for.
  • In which Infantry Division did General Choi Hong Hi serve?
    • 29th Infantry Division (refer to pattern Hwa Rang )
  • In which Infantry Division did Master Rhee Ki  Ha learn Tae Kwon-Do ?
    • 35th Infantry Division
  • Who is Master Rhee Ki Ha ?
  • Why do Tae Kwon-Do practitioners do a 'break test'?
    • To demonstrate the practitioners' ability to  achieve power.
  • Whilst performing patterns, what important considerations should be observed ?
    • You should start and finish on the same spot.
    • The pattern should be performed with realism.
    • You should be tensed and relaxed at the correct moments in the pattern.
  • If there was a sixth tenet what would it be and why?
  • Why do we have a license?
  • When we perform a pattern. why should we finish on the same spot that we started on ?
  • If you pass your black belt, how would this help your Instructor?
  • What's the difference between a red belt &  a black belt?
  • What's the difference between 3-Step &  2-Step ?
  • What's the difference between 2-Step & 1 -Step?
  • Name all our 'set sparring' in Korean.
    • 3-Step
    • 2-Step
    • 1-Step
    • Semi-free sparring
    • 3-Step semi free
  • If you were an Instructor; what would you tell your students about the TAGB?
  • As a black belt, how do you think you should help and support your Instructor?
  • Why do you want to be a black belt?
  • What is the difference between a 1st Dan &  a 2nd Dan ?
  • What does 'I.T.F.', 'W.T.F.' & 'T.I.' stand for ?
    • 'International Tae Kwon-Do Federation'
    • World Tae Kwon-Do Federation'
    • 'Tae Kwon-Do International'
  • Name the three ancient Kingdoms of Korea.
    • 'Silla Dynasty'
    • Baek Je Dynasty'
    • 'Koguryo Dynasty'
  • What is the main purpose of '1 Step' sparring?
    • Improving reactions.
  • Name three middle section targets.
    • Solar Plexus, floating Ribs, Kidneys, Abdomen, Armpit
  • Name the kicks that you use 'Ap kumchi' for.
  • What ancient art does Tae Kwon-Do gain its roots from?
    • 'Tae-Kyon'
  • What is the difference between a 'strike' and a 'thrust' '?
    • A 'strike' aims to break bones and damage muscles.
    • A 'thrust' is meant to pierce the surface to hit the vital target.
  • What do the following words mean '?
    • 'Ti'
    • 'Kup
    • 'Matsoki'
  • What is General Choi Hong Hi's pseudonym ?
    • Ch'ang-Hon or 'Blue Cottage'
  • What was the name given to the ancient group of noble warriors where the seed of Tae Kwon-Do was sown?
    • The 'Hwa Rang' - 'flowering youth' or 'Way of flowering man-hood'.
  • Vertical Stance measures:
    • 1 shoulders width apart from the toes of the front foot to the heel of the back foot.
  • Name techniques where the 'Dwitchook' is used ?
  • Explain how to do a 'side kick' without performing it.
  • Name all" kicks where we use the 'balkal' (footsword)
  • Name all the parts of the foot that we use for a turning kick
  • Name coloured belt patterns where you use a 'release movement'
  • When performing 'doo palmok makgi' ( double forearm block) - what is the opposite arm there for?
    • 1. To re-inforce the block
    • 2. Guarding the solar plexus
    • 3. Ready to produce low block
  • How do you create power in a side kick?
  • What else do the 38 movements in 'Yul Gok' represent?
    • The 38th Degree Latitude is the dividing line between North & South Korea.
  • What does the black trim around the black belt dobuk represent?
    • The colours of the Korean Royal Family.
  • What have you gained from studying Tae Kwon-do?
  • How has Tae Kwon-do helped you outside of the training hall?
  • Explain the application of a 'thrust' and a 'strike' - i.e. different way they are performed.
  • Why is 'Sajo Jirugi' not a Pattern ?
  • Why does the student perform 'Sajo Jirugi' ?
  • Why do we learn the meanings of our Patterns ?
  •  Meaning of Patterns.
  • Which of the 5 tenets do you think you have achieved and why.
  • Name for techniques.
  • Hand and arm parts in English/Korean.
  • History of TKD.
  • What are Doo Palmok, Sang Bakat Palmok, and Chookyo in English?
  • What is the difference between L and fixed stance and their names in Korean?
  • What is the purpose of stances?
  • What are the three main items learned in 3 step that is not used in line work.
  • If you could add another tenet in TKD what would it be?
  • Why do you learn the meaning of patterns?
  • What are the vital spots of the body middle section?
  • What are the vital spots of the body high section?
  • Name for training hall, Uniform, Belt, and Instructor.
  • What is 3 step, 2 step, 1 step, semi-free, and free sparring called?
  • What part of the foot is used in front kick, turning kick, side kick, and reverse turning kick?
  • What do various belt colours signify?
  • Baldung and Dwitkumchi in English.
  • What qualities would you be looking for in a black belt?
  • What qualities would you be looking. for in an Instructor, what are the attributes of your Instructor.
  • What is the difference between TAGB TKD and WTF TKD, physical and political?
  • What are the five tenets of TKD? Define them.
  • What is the difference between side, front and back elbow.
  • How many patterns up to Choong-Moo contain the stance Guburyo sogi.
  • How do you generate power?
  • What are the benefits of the TAGB?
  • What is the Korean terminology for bow, start and stop?
  • How would you describe your achievements up to this point in your training?
  • Why are students taught to shout (Ki-Hap) and what is the benefit.
  • What is a pattern?
  • What is the purpose of the jump in Yul-Gok, Toi-Gye and Choong Moo pattern?
  • How would you describe the TAGB to someone wishing to join?
  • What is twist kick called and what are the three target areas?
  • What is the difference between a thrust and a strike?
  • What do you learn from 1-step?
  • Name all the different types of punching you know and describe the differences.
  • What is gained by practising semi - free sparring?
  • Explain how the tenets relate to everyday life.
  • In general, how do you think the law views self defence if you are attacked.