Red tag > red belt (3rd kup)

KICKS

  • Flying side kick (dwee-uh-yop-chah-gee)
  • Jump twisting back kick (dwee-uh-pan-momdollyo-dui-cha-gee)
  • Double jumping back side kick

STANCES, STRIKES AND ATTACKS

  • Tiger stance (buhm-soo-gee)
  • Crane stance (hak-dari-soogee)
  • Double push strike with palms(bawi mil-gi)
  • Double uppercut strike (jechyo-jiiroogi)
  • Arc hand neck strike (adeum-son-mok-chig-gi)

BLOCKS

  • X-block, high and low (eogeoreo mah-kee)
  • Scissors block (ky-yea-mah-kee)
  • Half-mountain block (way-suhn-tahl-mah-kee)
  • Full-mountain block (suhn-tahl-mah-kee)

SPARRING

  • Full-contact sparring (competition style): 4 rounds with different partners
  • One-step sparring: nine, execution as for the previous level
  • Self-defense: knife and bottle/club defences

FORMS

  • Taegeuk 7 (tae-geuk-chil-chang)

DESTRUCTION

  • Jumping kick of own choice

STRENGTH / ENDURANCE

  • 90 push-ups or 90 sit-ups

PHILOSOPHY

  • What is the meaning of red belt? Energy and danger; danger in the sense that power and technique are present but without full control. It also signifies that one is to remain calm in the face of danger.
  • What are the requisites of mental training?
    • Concentration (ki-hap)
    • Modesty
    • Thankfulness
    • Self-sacrifice
    • Courage
    • Endurance

** Students must also be prepared to demonstrate the curriculum of all previous belt levels.