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WHITE AND ORANGE BELT

 

STUDY GUIDE

 

  

Start your studies with the information below, taken from your Gup Manual (WTSDA Student’s Manual). Then create some flashcards to help you with your studies.

 

A Brief History of Tang Soo Do:

The word "Tang" refers to the T'ang Dynasty of China and reflects the shared cultural background between China and Korea. "Soo" means hand, but it implies fist, punch, strike or defense. "Do" means way of life or art. 

While martial arts in general were believed to have originated all over the world, Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial art that is about 2000 years old. It can be traced back to a time when Korea was divided into three Kingdoms (the Koguryo Dynasty, the Paekche Dynasty and the Silla Dynasty). During this time, the Hwa Rang Dan, a group of young aristocrats, were important figures in the development of the martial arts in Korea and instrumental in the eventual unification of the Korean peninsula under the Silla Dynasty.  

The purposes of Tang Soo Do training include self–defense, health and to become a better person through endurance and hard work.

 

The World Tang Soo Do Association:

The World Tang Soo Do Association was formed in 1982. The Founder and first Grandmaster of the World Tang Soo Do Association is Jae C. Shin. Currently, the World Tang Soo Do Association has more than 200,000 members in more than 30 countries around the world.

The World Tang Soo Do Association's insignia (the patch we wear on our Do Bohk and the symbol on the Association flag) was adopted in 1982. The meaning of the symbols is:

 

Six Stars

Six inhabited continents, showing that Tang Soo Do is worldwide

Um, Yang

Universal concept of opposing but complimentary forces; Korean heritage

Flying Side Kick

Special and unique character of Tang Soo Do and the whole person concept

Red Circle

Unity and brotherhood

Globe

Our organization covers the world

Bottom Belt

Master’s Belt represents the ultimate goal of all Tang Soo Do students

Practitioner

Mastering the Art of Tang Soo Do

 

The Korean Flag and the Um, Yang Symbol:

At the center of the Korean flag is the um, yang symbol. This circle is equally divided and in perfect balance, representing the absolute or essential unity of all beings. The upper red section of the circle is called YANG, and represents day, light, masculine, active, hard and straight lines. The lower blue section is called UM, and represents night, dark, feminine, passive, soft and circle.

 

The four symbols in the corners of the Korean flag represent:

Heaven .............three solid lines

Earth..................three broken lines

Fire .....................solid lines top and bottom / broken line middle

Water..................broken lines top and bottom / solid line middle

 

The Five Codes and Seven Tenets of Tang Soo Do:

The Five Codes and Seven Tenets of Tang Soo Do are meant to help guide us in our training. The Five Codes date back to the days of the Hwa Rang Dan and were written by a Buddhist monk (Won Kwang) and are an important part of our heritage. Learn the Five Codes and Seven Tenets of Tang Soo Do.

 

Five Codes of Tang Soo Do:

Loyalty to country

Obedience to parents

Honor friendship

No retreat in battle

In fighting, choose with sense and honor

 

Seven Tenets of Tang Soo Do:

Integrity

Concentration

Perseverance

Respect and Obedience

Self-Control

Humility

Indomitable Spirit

 

Terminology:

The Gup Manual tells us "since Tang Soo Do is a Korean Martial Art, it is important for students to be able to translate techniques and terms from their native language to the Korean language." Here are some Korean terms that we use in class and all students should know:

 

Kwan Chang Nim...................................Grandmaster (Robert Beaudoin)

Dojang....................................................studio or training hall

Do Bohk..................................................uniform

Dee.........................................................belt

Dan.........................................................Black Belt

Gup.........................................................Color belt

Cha Ryut.................................................come to attention

Kukgi Bae Rye........................................salute the flag

Ba Ro......................................................return

Ahn Jo.......................…..........................sit

Muk Yum......................….......................meditation

Choon Bee.....................…......................ready

Shi Jak........................….........................begin

Shio.........................................................rest or relax

Ko Map Sum Ni Da.................................thank you

Ki Hap.....................................................yell (focus mind and energy)

Choon Bee Ja Seh..................................ready stance

Chun Kul Ja Seh......................................front stance

Hu Kul Ja Seh..........................................fighting stance

Kee Ma Ja Seh........................................horse riding stance

Ha Dan Mahk Ki.......................................low defense

Sang Dan Mahk Ki...................................high defense

Kong Kyuck..............................................attack

Choong Dan Kong Kyuck.........................middle section punch

Ahp Cha Ki...............................................front kick

Yup Cha Ki...............................................side kick

Tollyo Cha Ki............................................round house kick

Dwi Cha Ki............................................... back kick

Ku Ryung E Mat Cho So………………….hyung by the instructor’s count

Ku Ryung Up Shi…………………………..hyung by your own count

 

 

 

Start your flashcard collection - 

make a flashcard for the terms below:

 

 

HAND TECHNIQUES

 

            • Low Block = __________________________________________
            • Center Punch = _______________________________________
            • Side Punch = _________________________________________
            • High Block = _________________________________________
            • Knife Hand Defense = __________________________________
            • Spear Hand Punch = ___________________________________
            • Inside / Outside Block = _________________________________
            • Outside / Inside Block = _________________________________
            • High Two-Hand X Block = _______________________________

 

KICK TECHNIQUES

 

            • Front Kick = ____________________________________________
            • Side Kick = _____________________________________________
            • Round Kick = ___________________________________________
            • Spinning Back Kick = _____________________________________
            • Wheel Kick = ___________________________________________
            • Axe Kick = _____________________________________________
            • Hook Kick = ____________________________________________
            • Jump Front Kick = _______________________________________
            • Jump Round Kick = ______________________________________
            • Jump Spinning Back Kick = ________________________________