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Black Belt Exam Thesis

Thesis for Degree Black Belt Grades

To bring on the day of your examination. The Black Belt School Instructor can advise you on your thesis ahead of the exam date no later than 1 week before your Black Belt Grading Examination. 

Thesis is only required for full Degree Grades (Eg.1st Degree, 2nd Degree etc.) – a Thesis is NOT required for a Star Grade Examination. We suggest:

  • A4 Paper, Bound in Presentation Folder.
  • Typed Text, Numbered Pages, Contents Page.
  • Front page is to include the Text “Black Belt Thesis”, Your Name and the date of the examination.
  • Photos to be used with the permission of the individual in the photograph.
  • Each Questions requires a new page. 
  • The thesis will be returned to you after your examination.

1st Degree Thesis

1.Describe your understanding of the Theory of Power with regard to Mass, Acceleeration, Jirugi, Sine Wave, Reaction, Concentration, Breath Control etc.

2.Give the Korean Terms for the following:

    • Walking Stance Forefist Obverse Mid Section Punch 
    • Walking Stance High Section Outer Forearm Side Block 
    • L Stance Knife Hand Guarding Block 
    • Walking Stance High Section Double Forearm Block 
    • Rear Foot Stance Upwards Palm Block 
    • Sitting Stance W-Shape Block 
    • L Stance Low Section Pushing Block 
    • Vertical Stance Downwards Knife Hand Strike 
    • L Stance X Knife Hand Checking Block

3.What are the main differences between a Kup Grade Belt and a Black Belt?

4.How are you now a different student to when you first started TaeKwon-Do?

5.Give the meaning, pattern diagram and number of movements for any 3 Kup Grade patterns

6.Illustrate any 4 Hand Weapons and any 4 Foot Weapons suitable for TaeKwon-Do technique.

7. The Black Belt grade is the end of colour belt basic training and the beginning of your real training. Describe how you intend to train at Black Belt level.

2nd  Degree Thesis

1.Describe the use of Sine wave in relation to any Walking Stance technique of your choice

2.Give the Korean Terms for the following:

    • L Stance Front Knife Hand Checking Block 
    • Walking stance Double Arc Hand Block 
    • Sitting Stance 9 Shape Block 
    • L Stance U Shape Grasp 
    • Closed stance twin high horizontal elbow thrust

3.Describe the differnt types of Twisting kick, their application and targets

4.Describe the full history of any of either Kwang-Gae, Po-Eun or Ge-Baek Tuls

3rd Degree Thesis

1.What in your opinion is the difference between a Black Belt Student and a Black Belt Instructor?

2.What is the History of Pattern Juche?

3.Describe the use of X Stance in Attacking Techniques

4.What is the military equivilant or significance of Patterns in TaeKwon-Do training?

4th Degree Thesis

1.What in your opinion is the difference between a National and International Instructor?

2.What is the History of Pattern Yoo-Sin?

3.Describe the use of L Stance in Attacking Techniques?

4.What is the military equivilant or significance of Free Sparring in TaeKwon-Do training?

5th Degree Thesis

1.Describe how you have applied the Tenets of TaeKwon-Do in the role of a Tournament Organsier?

2.What is the History of Pattern Yon-Gae?

3.Describe the use of Sitting Stance in Attacking Techniques?

4.What is the military equivilant or significance of Fixed or Set in TaeKwon-Do training?

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