Click on the links below for the grading information you require.

Colour Belt gradings.

Black Belt gradings.

Sparring

Patterns

Colour Belt Grading Information and Patterns

TAGB White Belt

10th Kup White Belt

Grading Revision Sheet

Floor Exercise – Sajo Jirugi

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Online Quiz

TAGB Yellow Tag

9th Kup White Belt Yellow Tag

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Chon Ji

Diagram Chon Ji

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Online Quiz

TAGB Yellow Belt

8th Kup Yellow Belt

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Dan Gun

Diagram Dan Gun

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Online Quiz

TAGB Green Tag

7th Kup Yellow Belt Green Tag

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Do San

Diagram Do San

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Online Quiz

TAGB Green Belt

6th Kup Green Belt

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Won Hyo

Diagram Won Hyo

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Online Quiz

TAGB Blue Tag

5th Kup Green Belt Blue Tag

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Yul Gok

Diagram Yul Gok

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Online Quiz

TAGB Blue Belt

4th Kup Blue Belt

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Joong Gun

Diagram Joong Gun

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Online Quiz

TAGB Red Tag

3rd Kup Blue Belt Red Tag

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Toi Gye

Diagram Toi Gye

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TAGB Red Belt

2nd Kup Red Belt

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Hwa Rang

Diagram Hwa Rang

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TAGB Black Tag

1st Kup Red Belt Black Tag

Grading Revision Sheet

Pattern – Choong Moo

Diagram Choong Moo

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Online Quiz

 

Black Belt Dan Grading Information and Patterns

TAGB 1st Dan Black Belt

Black Belt 1st Dan

Pattern – Ga Baek

Pattern – Kwang Gae

Pattern – Po Eun

TAGB 2nd Dan Black Belt

Black Belt 2nd Dan

Pattern – Choog Jang

Pattern – Eui-Am

Pattern – Ko dang

TAGB 3rd Dan Black Belt

Black Belt 3rd Dan

Pattern – Choi Jong

Pattern – Sam IL

Pattern – Yoo Sin

TAGB 4th Dan Black Belt

Black Belt 4th Dan

Pattern – Se Jong

Pattern – Tong IL

Pattern – Ul – Ji

TAGB 5th Dan Black Belt

Black Belt 5th Dan

Pattern – Moon Moo

Pattern – So San

Pattern – Yong Gae

 

1,2,3 Step , Semi and Free Sparring

TAGB 3 step Sparring

3 Step Sparring

TAGB 3 Step Semi Sparring

3 Step Semi Sparring

TAGB 2 Step Sparring

2 Step Sparring

TAGB 1 Step Sparring

1 Step Sparring

TAGB Free Saprring

Free Sparring

 

PATTERNS

Click on a link to choose a pattern or scrool down to learn all about the 24 Tae Kwon Do.

 

Tae Kwon Do Patterns

Patterns are various fundamental movements most of which represent either attack or defence techniques, set to a fixed and logical sequence against an imaginary opponent.

We practise patterns to improve our Tae Kwon Do techniques, to develop sparring techniques, to improve flexibility of movement, master body-shifting, develop muscles, balance and breath control. They also enable us to acquire techniques, which cannot be obtained from other forms of training.

The reason for there being 24 patterns in TAE KWON DO is because the founder Major General Choi Hong Hi compared the life of man with a day in the life of the earth and believed that people should strive to bequeath a good spiritual legacy to coming generations and in doing so gain immortality. Therefore, if we can leave something behind for the welfare of mankind, it may be the most important thing to happen in our lives, as the founder says:

 

“Here I leave Tae Kwon Do for mankind as a trace of a man of the late 20th Century. The 24 patterns represent 24 hours, one day or all of my life.”

 

Interpretations of Patterns

The name of the pattern, the number of movements, and the diagrammatic symbol of each pattern symbolises heroic figures in Korean history or instances relating to historical events.

Interpretations of Patterns are learnt so that you can draw some inspiration and guidance from the examples given of the tenets of Tae Kwon Do.

The Theory of Power

  • Reaction Force – Pulling the opposite arm back in co-ordination with the strike creates a reaction force.
  • Concentration – Applying impact force onto the smallest target area
  • Equilibrium – Use of reaction arm for dynamic stability to keep the body balanced
  • Breath Control – Tense abdomen to breathe out on impact. See why we Kihap (below)
  • Mass – Use hip twist and knee spring to increase body weight
  • Speed – The most essential factor for power, however all the other factors contribute to speed.

 

The Kihap

Correct breathe control will not only improve ones stamina and speed, but will also focus the power of a technique. Correct breathing in Tae Kwon Do is controlled by the diaphragm. A sharp exhaling breath during movement, with sudden stop on impact of the technique tenses the abdomen and maximizes power and effort of the delivery. The breathing technique in Tae Kwon Do is called a Kihap. Although it is similar to a shout be careful not to use the vocal chords instead of the diaphragm or the benefits will be lost.

POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN DOING A PATTERN

  • The pattern should begin and end on the same spot. This indicates a performance’s accuracy
  • Muscles should be tensed and relaxed at the correct times
  • Always move the head first to clearly see your attacker
  • Correct posture and facing must be maintained at all times
  • Muscles of the body should be performed in a rhythmic movement with absence of stiffness
  • Each pattern should be accelerated or decelerated according to instructions
  • Each pattern should be perfected before moving on to the next
  • Students should know the purpose of each movement
  • Students should perform each movement with realism