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1st Dan/1st Degree Black Belt
95 pages of data. Content sample:
You will begin to notice that some of your new patterns include the descriptive ‘stamping motion’ in the English explanation of their respective movements.
These stamps are designed to enhance and encourage the extra generation of power that is expected when performing the pattern or individual techniques. You will notice a lack of sine wave or hip twist in such cases, this enables the practitioner to accelerate their technique into the target area. The stamp helps this by transferring the additional energy and the forward weight shift generated into your technique.
As stated in the pattern meaning, Po Eun is a recognition of one man’s loyalty to his king and country.
Chong Mong-Chu was a trusted servant and advisor to King U (also referred to as King Woo) the king of the Koryo Dynasty during the fourteenth century. King U had such faith and confidence in Chong with his wide knowledge and good judgement that he earned himself great respect in the Koryo court.
A few questions...
- How does a Black Belt’s behaviour differ from that of a colour belt student?
- Have you ever been asked why you wanted to become a Black Belt?
- What is the difference between a strike and a thrust?
- What is the difference between self control and self discipline?
- If you were to create a sixth tenet, what would it be, and why?
- What is the difference between a science and an art?
- Can you explain where the art is in Tae Kwon-Do?
- What can we gain from the competitive side of Tae Kwon-Do?
2nd Dan/2nd Degree Black Belt
Including Ko Dang and Ju che to further your knowledge even more.
It was under the leadership of Son Byong-hi that the Donghak movement went on to become the religion called Chondo Kyo which is still followed today in both North and South Korea.
This pattern is performed in a straight line (facing front and back of Dojang). The reverse turning kicks are all directed at approximately 45 degrees to the line with the kicking foot then returning to the line. The sitting stances following the first and second reverse turning kicks are facing to the sides of the Dojang with the head turned in the direction of the knife-hand strike. The twisting kicks are directed off the line as appropriate. All other stances and techniques are directed along the line.
Cho, a pacifist, earned himself the nickname “Gandhi of Korea” due to his peaceful efforts to release Korea from Japanese annexation.
After Japan forced it’s way into Korea in 1910 Cho became deeply involved with the Korean independence movement. He was one of the many thousands of Koreans arrested for participating in the ‘March 1st Movement’. He was also famous for being publically vocal in rejecting the plan to replace Korean family surnames with Japanese names.
The name Ju Che was adopted by the North Korean leader, Kim Il-sung (15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994). Kim first proposed the concept to his people as part of a speech in 1955 by stating “To make revolution in Korea we must know Korean history and geography as well as the customs of the Korean people. Only then is it possible to educate our people in a way that suits them and to inspire in them an ardent love for their native place and their motherland”.
The three fundamental principles of Juche
Self-reliance in defence.
3rd Dan/3rd Degree Black Belt
During the 14th century the Chinese Ming Dynasty had gained a lot of power, and had managed to occupy Manchuria and parts of north-eastern Koryeo. So, in 1388, General Choi devised a plan to push the Ming armies out of the Korean peninsula and counter invade a Chinese district. The current Koryo king, king U, liked this idea so much that he promoted Choi to Commander in Chief of all his forces. Yi Sung Gae was ordered, by the king, to follow out this plan under the command of Choi.
Yet General Yi had other ideas...
It is believed that, during the month of March 1919, 200,000 Koreans joined in at 1,500 protests, over 7,500 were killed by Japanese military forces and over 46,000 arrested. Many of those arrested were imprisoned and tortured along with hundreds more who were later secretly murdered by Japanese authorities.
One such battle (660 AD) against Baekje found Yoo-Sin going into battle against another of our TKD pattern related Generals; Gae Baek.
This battle was the beginning of the end for Baekje, with their forces being annihilated by the overwhelming strength in numbers of the forces commanded by General Yoo-Sin.
As our experience and knowledge base of Tae Kwon-Do grows and expands through our physical training, then so should our education and understanding too. You will have by now learnt, sometimes through painful experience, or simply through your instructor, the concept of striking pressure points and the accuracy of your attacking blows to vital target areas.
4th and 5th Dan/Degree Black Belt
In 1948 the United Nations authorised the establishment of the Republic of Korea (South), with its capital as Seoul, and in the North the Soviet Union created the communist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, with its capital in Pyongyang. The Korean peninsular has remained divided with constant military and political friction ever since.
General Ul Ji seems to have been a bit of a mystery man, there are no verified records of his date of birth or even the date he died, yet it is known that he was a well educated man so that would imply, for the times, that he was from a reasonably wealthy family.
Calculated estimates suggest that he was born in the mid-6th century and died in the early 7th century, sometime after 618.
Hyong Ung chose a nomadic lifestyle as was the done thing at the time for many of those that studied religion, he travelled from monastery to monastery studying the ways of Buddhism and eventually became a monk, whom then over the years, went on to be a renowned Korean Buddhism Master (Seon/Zen) and author of a number of important religious writings including the "Seon Gugam", a guide to Seon practice which is still studied by Korean monks today.
Was he a despot or was he a national hero? Yon Gae Somoon (Yon Kaesomun) had quiet a reputation for his hard line tactics and strategies.
Yon Gae Somoon was the first child of the Prime Minister of Koguryo whom sat in political office during the reigns of King Pyeongwon and King Yeongyang.