STEVEN MCLAREN MARTIAL ARTS

Taekwon-Do syllabus

White Belt Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 Parallel Stance Punch
LEVEL 2 Parallel Stance 2 x Punch (Fast)
LEVEL 3 Sitting Stance Punch
LEVEL 4 Sitting Stance 2 x Punch (Fast)
LEVEL 5 Walking Stance Obverse Punch
LEVEL 6 Walking Stance 2 x Punch (Fast)
LEVEL 7 Walking Stance Front Rising Block
LEVEL 8 Walking Stance Low Outer Forearm Block
LEVEL 9 Walking Stance Inner Forearm Block
LEVEL 10 Walking Stance Low Knife-Hand Outward Obverse Block
LEVEL 11 Walking Stance Front Snap Kick (Spot)
LEVEL 12 Walking Stance Front Snap Kick (Forward Stepping)
LEVEL 13 Walking Stance Front Snap Kick (Backward Stepping)
LEVEL 14 Walking Stance Front Rising Kick (Spot)
LEVEL 15 Walking Stance Front Rising Kick (Forward Stepping)
LEVEL 16 Walking Stance Front Rising Kick (Backward Stepping)
LEVEL 17 Sitting Stance Side Rising Kick (Single Stepping)
LEVEL 18 Theory
LEVEL 19 Saju Jirugi - 4 Direction Punch (Adults)
LEVEL 20 Saju Makgi - 4 Direction Block (Adults)

THEORY

The Founder Of Taekwon-Do - General Choi Hong Hi, 9th Degree Black Belt. Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art since the Founder was Korean. Taekwon-Do literally means 'Foot Hand Art' - The art of hand and foot fighting. Taekwon-Do was founded on 11th April 1955. UKTC - United Kingdom Taekwon-Do Centres. ITF - International Taekwon-Do Federation. Tenets - Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indominatable Spirit. White Belt signifies Innocence. The Student has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

SPECIAL NOTES

Training Suit (Dobok) - Students must wear the regulation training suit. Order Forms are available from the Club Instructor. Every student training with the must be registered and insured. This is achieved by completing a Licence application form and payment of the annual fee. Licence application forms are available from your Club Instructor.

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Yellow Tag Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 Walking Stance Front Rising Block / Reverse Punch
LEVEL 2 Walking Stance Low Outer Forearm Block / Reverse Punch
LEVEL 3 Walking Stance Inner Forearm Block / Reverse Punch
LEVEL 4 Walking Stance High Obverse Punch
LEVEL 5 L-Stance Inner Forearm Reverse Side Block
LEVEL 6 L-Stance Forearm Guarding Block
LEVEL 7 Walking Stance Front Rising Kick (Forward Stepping)
LEVEL 8 Walking Stance Front Rising Kick (Backward Stepping)
LEVEL 9 Flying Front Kick (L-Stance)
LEVEL 10 Side Piercing Kick (L-Stance)
LEVEL 11 Side Piercing Kick (Single Step)
LEVEL 12 Side Piercing Kick (Double Step)
LEVEL 13 Flying High Kick
LEVEL 14 3 Step Sparring - Middle Punch / Inner Forearm Block
LEVEL 15 3 Step Sparring - Low Front Snap Kick / Low Outer Forearm Block
LEVEL 16 3 Step Sparring - High Punch / Front Rising Block
LEVEL 17 Theory
LEVEL 18 Chon-Ji (Adults) Saju Jirugi (Juniors)
LEVEL 19 Saju Makgi (Juniors)

THEORY

Pattern - Tul - Patterns are various fundamental movements, most of which represent either attack or defence techniques, set to a fixed or logical sequence. The pattern should begin and end on the same spot. Chon-JI means literally "The Heaven the Earth". It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth Number of Moves: 19 Yellow Belt signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

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Yellow Belt Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 L-Stance Knife-Hand Guarding Block
LEVEL 2 L-Stance Twin Outer Forearm Block
LEVEL 3 Walking Stance Low Block I Rising Block (Continuous)
LEVEL 4 L-Stance Knife-Hand Strike
LEVEL 5 Dan-Gun (Adults) Chon Ji (Juniors)
LEVEL 6 3-Step (Middle Punch I Partner)
LEVEL 7 3-Step (Front Kick I Partner)
LEVEL 8 3-Step (High Punch I Partner)
LEVEL 9 Double Side Piercing Kick (Spot)
LEVEL 10 Double Side Piercing Kick (Forward)
LEVEL 11 Double Side Piercing Kick (Forward/Front Foot)
LEVEL 12 Flying Side Piercing Kick
LEVEL 13 Turning Kick
LEVEL 14 Free Sparring (Hand)
LEVEL 15 Theory

THEORY

Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2,333 B.C. Number of Moves: 21

SPECIAL NOTES

In the interests of health and safety, each student must wear protective equipment for the Free Sparring (Hand) exercise. The recommended equipment (Gloves, Gum Shield, Head-Guard) should be purchased from your Club - Forms are available from the Club Instructor

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Green Tag Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 Walking Stance High Outer Forearm Block
LEVEL 2 Walking Stance High Outer Forearm Block / Reverse Punch
LEVEL 3 Walking Stance Straight Finger Tip Thrust
LEVEL 4 Walking Stance High Back-Fist Strike
LEVEL 5 Walking Stance Straight Finger Tip Thrust I Release /
LEVEL 6 Walking Stance High Wedging Block
LEVEL 7 Walking Stance Front Kick I 2 x Punch (Fast)
LEVEL 8 Sitting Stance Knife-Hand Strike
LEVEL 9 Do-San (Adult) Dan-Gun (Juniors)
LEVEL 10 Downward Kick
LEVEL 11 Pick Shape Kick
LEVEL 12 Double Turning Kick
LEVEL 13 Flying Turning Kick
LEVEL 14 Front Kick I Turning Kick
LEVEL 15 Side Piercing Kick (Slow/Measure)
LEVEL 16 Free Sparring (Foot)
LEVEL 17 Theory
LEVEL 18 Do-San (Juniors)

THEORY

DO-SAN is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938) The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its in-dependence movement. Number of Moves: 24 Green Belt signifies the plants growth as the Taekwon-Do skills begin to develop.

SPECIAL NOTES

In the interests of health and safety, each student must wear protective equipment for the Free Sparring (Foot) exercise. The recommended equipment (Boots, Shin Pads and Groin Guard (Male))should be purchased from your Club - Forms are available from the Club Instructor.

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Green Belt Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 L-Stance Inward Knife-Hand Strike
LEVEL 2 Fixed Stance Side Punch
LEVEL 3 Bending Ready Stance Type A
LEVEL 4 Bending Ready Stance/Side Piercing Kick/Knife-Hand Guarding Block
LEVEL 5 Walking Stance Circular Block
LEVEL 6 Walking Stance Circular Block/Front Kick /Reverse Punch
LEVEL 7 Won-Hyo
LEVEL 8 Crescent Kick
LEVEL 9 Twisting Kick
LEVEL 10 Checking Kick
LEVEL 11 Checking Kick I Side Piercing Kick
LEVEL 12 2-Step -A.Punch/Snap Kick D. Inner Forearm/ Pressing Block C. Punch
LEVEL 13 2-Step -A.Punch/Side Kick D. Outer Forearm/Inward Block C. Elbow
LEVEL 14 2 Step -A.Snap Kick/Punch D. Low Outer Forearm /Side Rising Block C. Knife-Hand
LEVEL 15 Free Sparring (Hand & Foot)
LEVEL 16 Power Test - Side Piercing Kick (Adults) - Measure & Break
LEVEL 17 Theory

THEORY

WON-HYO was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 A.D. Number of Moves: 28

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Blue Tag Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 Walking Stance Palm Hooking Block
LEVEL 2 Walking Stance Palm Hooking Block I Hooking Block I
LEVEL 3 Walking Stance Palm Front Elbow Strike
LEVEL 4 Bending Ready Stance I Side Kick I Walking Stance Front Elbow Strike
LEVEL 5 X-Stance High Back-Fist Side Strike
LEVEL 6 Walking Stance High Double Forearm Block
LEVEL 7 Yul-Gok
LEVEL 8 Pressing Kick
LEVEL 9 Reverse Turning Kick
LEVEL 10 Back Piercing Kick
LEVEL 11 Turning Kick I Reverse Turning Kick
LEVEL 12 2-Step - A. Side Kick/Knife-Hand D. Guarding/Outward Block C. Punch
LEVEL 13 2-Step - A. Side Punch/Snap Kick D. Double/Upward Block C. Upset Punch
LEVEL 14 2-Step - A. Turning Kick/Twin Vertical D. Double/ Wedging Block C. Knee
LEVEL 15 Free Sparring (2 Opponents)
LEVEL 16 Power - Side Piercing Kick (Both Feet) - Measure & Break
LEVEL 17 Theory

THEORY

YUL-GOK is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nick- named the "Confucius of Korea" The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38 latitude and the diagram represents "scholar". Number of Moves: 38 Blue Belt signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

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Blue Belt Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 L-Stance Reverse Knifehand Outward Block
LEVEL 2 Rear-Foot Stance Palm Upward Block
LEVEL 3 Walking Stance Upper Elbow Strike
LEVEL 4 Walking Stance Twin Vertical Punch
LEVEL 5 Walking Stance Twin Upset Punch
LEVEL 6 Walking Stance X-Fist Rising Block
LEVEL 7 L-Stance High Back-Fist Side Strike
LEVEL 8 L-Stance High Back-Fist Strike / Release/ Walking Stance High Reverse Punch
LEVEL 9 Low Stance Palm Pressing Block
LEVEL 10 Close Stance Angle Punch
LEVEL 11 Fixed Stance U-Shape Block
LEVEL 12 Joong-Gun
LEVEL 13 Hooking Kick
LEVEL 14 Reverse Hooking Kick
LEVEL 15 3-Step Sem1 - Free Sparring (5 Routines)
LEVEL 16 Free Sparring (2 v 2)
LEVEL 17 Power - Turning Kick - Measure & Break
LEVEL 18 Theory

THEORY

JOONG-GUN is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this oattern to represent Mr. Ahn's age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910). Number of Moves: 32

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Red Tag Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 L-Stance Low Upset Thrust
LEVEL 2 Close Stance High Back- Fist Side Rear Strike
LEVEL 3 Walking Stance X-Fist Pressing Block
LEVEL 4 Walking Stance X-Fist Pressing Block / Twin Vertical Punch (Continuous)
LEVEL 5 Close stance Twin Side Elbow Thrust
LEVEL 6 Walking Stance W-Shape Block
LEVEL 7 L-Stance Low Double Forearm Pushing Block
LEVEL 8 Walking Stance Upward Kick (Knee Attack)
LEVEL 9 L-Stance Side Front Snap Kick
LEVEL 10 Walking Stance High Flat Finger-Tip Thrust
LEVEL 11 L-Stance High Back Fist Rear Strike
LEVEL 12 Jumping X-Stance X-Fist Pressing Block
LEVEL 13 L-Stance Low Knife-Hand Guarding Block
LEVEL 14 Toi-Gye
LEVEL 15 Flying Reverse Turning Kick
LEVEL 16 Flying Back Piercing Kick
LEVEL 17 3 Step Semi Free Sparring (5 Routines)
LEVEL 18 Free Sparring (Multiple Opponents)
LEVEL 19 Power - Turning Kick (Both Feel) - Measure & Break
LEVEL 20 Theory

THEORY

TOI-GYE is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents "scholar". Number of Moves: 37 Red Belt signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

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Red Belt Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 Sitting Stance Palm Pushing Block
LEVEL 2 L-Stance Upward Punch
LEVEL 3 Vertical Stance Downward Knife-Hand Strike
LEVEL 4 L-Stance Obverse Punch
LEVEL 5 L-Stance Elbow Thrust (Sliding)
LEVEL 6 Close Stance High Inner Forearm Side Block
LEVEL 7 Hwa-Rang
LEVEL 8 Hooking Kick / Flying Front Kick
LEVEL 9 Crescent Kick I Side Piercing Kick
LEVEL 10 1 - Step Sparring: A. Punch D. Dodging Side Piercing Kick
LEVEL 11 1 - Step: A. Punch D. Dodging Flying Front Kick
LEVEL 12 1 - Step: A. Punch D. Sitting Stance Palm Inward Block / Punch
LEVEL 13 1 - Step: A. Punch D. L-Stance Outward Block / Inward Knife-Hand Strike
LEVEL 14 1 - Step: A. Punch D. L- Stance Outer Forearm Block / Back-Fist Strike
LEVEL 15 Free Sparring (Multiple Opponents)
LEVEL 16 Power - Reverse Turning Kick- Measure & Break
LEVEL 17

THEORY

HWA-RANG is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dyn- asty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity. Number of Moves: 29

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Black Tag Training

Level Description
LEVEL 1 Walking Stance High Inward Knifehand Front Strike
LEVEL 2 Walking_Stance High Reverse Knifehand Front Strike
LEVEL 3 High Turning Kick I Back Piercing Kick
LEVEL 4 Walking Stance Low Upset Thrust / L-Stance High BackFist Strike (Fast)
LEVEL 5 Sitting Stance Inward Outer Forearm Block / High Back Fist Side Strike
LEVEL 6 L-Stance X Knife-Hand Checking Block
LEVEL 7 Walking Stance Twin Palm Upward Block
LEVEL 8 Choong-Moo
LEVEL 9 Consecutive Kick - Flying Front Snap Kick / Side Piercing Kick
LEVEL 10 Flying Double Side Kick
LEVEL 11 Flying Triple Side Kick
LEVEL 12 1 - Step: A. High Flat Fingertip Thrust D. Dodging /Turning Kick
LEVEL 13 1 - Step: A. Knife-Hand Strike D. Hooking Kick / Side Piercing Kick
LEVEL 14 1 - Step: A. Back-Fist Strike D. Crescent Kick / Flying Front Kick
LEVEL 15 1 - Step: A. Front Snap Kick D. Checking Kick / Fixed Stance Side Punch
LEVEL 16 1 - Step: A. Side Piercing Kick D. Crescent Kick / Flying Side Piercing Kick
LEVEL 17 Power - Reverse Turning Kick (Both Feet)
LEVEL 18 Theory

THEORY

CHOONG-MOO was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Lee Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king. Number of Moves: 30 Black Belt is the Opposite of white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do, also indicates the student’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.

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