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Grading Exam Questions

These are the questions that candidates might be asked during Kup grade examinations:

Beginner / 10th Kup

What does the term “TaeKwon-Do” mean or translate as?
Who was the Founder of Modern Day TaeKwon-Do
From which country does TaeKwon-Do originate from?
How many Patterns are there in TaeKwon-Do?
Name, in English, the tenets of TaeKwon-Do
Name the Korean Term for any of the following: Pattern, Instructor, Student, Stance, Kick, Punch, Block

Yellow Tag / 9th Kup (Single & Double Stripe Grades)

(All Questions from the previous beginner grade may be asked.)

What is the definition of “Chon-Ji” Tul?
Draw the Pattern diagram for “Chon-Ji” Tul
How many movements are in “Chon-Ji” Tul?
Name any Kick in English or Korean
Name any Hand Technique in English or Korean
What is the Korean Term for “Walking Stance Forefist Punch”?
What is the Korean Term for “Sitting stance Forefist Punch”?
What is the Korean Term for “High Section”?
What is the Korean Term for “Knife Hand Strike”?

Yellow Belt / 8th Kup

(All Questions from grades leading unto this may be asked.)

What is the definition of “Dan-Gun” Tul?
Draw the Pattern diagram for “Dan-Gun” Tul
How many movements are in “Dan-Gun” Tul?
Name the Korean Terms for the tenets of TaeKwon-Do
Name any 2 Kicks in English and Korean
Name any 2 Blocks in English and Korean
What is the Korean Term for “Knife Hand guarding Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Rising Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “High Section”?
What is the Korean Term for “Knife Hand Strike”?

Green Tag / 7th Kup (Single & Double Stripe Grades)

(All Questions from grades leading unto this may be asked.)

What is the definition of “Do-San” Tul?
Draw the Pattern diagram for “Do-San” Tul
How many movements are in “Do-San” Tul?
Name the Korean Terms for: 3 Step Sparring, 1 Step Sparring, Free Sparring
Name any 3 Hand Parts in English and Korean
Name any 3 Foot Parts in English and Korean
What is the Korean Term for “Wedging Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Straight Finger Tip Thrust”?
What is the Korean Term for “Back Fist Strike”?
What is the Korean Term for “Back Piercing Kick”?

Green Belt / 6th Kup

(All Questions from grades leading unto this may be asked.)

What is the definition of “Won-Hyo” Tul?
Draw the Pattern diagram for “Won-Hyo” Tul
How many movements are in “Won-Hyo” Tul?
What is the Korean Term for “Circular Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Fixed Stance”?
What is the Korean Term for “Bending Ready Stance”?
What is the Korean Term for “Jumping Kick”?
What is the Korean Term for “Reverse Punch”?
What is the Korean Term for “Inwards Knife Hand Strike”?

Blue Tag / 5th Kup (Single & Double Stripe Grades)

(All Questions from grades leading unto this may be asked.)

What is the definition of “Yul-Gok” Tul?
Draw the Pattern diagram for “Yul-Gok” Tul
How many movements are in “Yul-Gok” Tul?
What is the Korean Term for “Front Elbow Strike”?
What is the Korean Term for “Twin Knife Hand Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Hooking Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Flying Kick”?
What is the Korean Term for “X Stance”?
What is the Korean Term for “Double Forearm Block”?

Blue Belt / 4th Kup

(All Questions from grades leading unto this may be asked.)

What is the definition of “Joon-Gun” Tul?
Draw the Pattern diagram for “Joon-Gun” Tul
How many movements are in “Joon-Gun” Tul?
What is the Korean Term for “Rear Foot Stance”?
What is the Korean Term for “Low Stance”?
What is the Korean Term for “U Shape Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Pressing Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Upwards Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Vertical Punch”?
What is the Korean Term for “Upset Punch”?
What is the Korean Term for “Rising Elbow Strike”?
What is the Korean Term for “Middle Reverse Knife Hand Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Rising X Fist Block”?

Red Tag / 3rd Kup

(All Questions from grades leading unto this may be asked.)

What is the definition of “Toi-Gye” Tul?
Draw the Pattern diagram for “Toi-Gye” Tul.
How many movements are in “Toi-Gye” Tul?
What is the Korean Term for “W Shape Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Upset Finger Tip Thrust”?
What is the Korean Term for “Twin Side Elbow thrust”?
What is the Korean Term for “Low Section Knife Hand Guarding Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “X Stance Low Section X Fist Pressing Block”?
How Many Slow Movements are in “Toi Gye” Tul?
How Many Fast Movements are in “Toi Gye” Tul?
What are the Different Stances in “Toi Gye” Tul?

Red Belt / 2nd Kup 

(All Questions from grades leading unto this may be asked.)

What is the definition of “Hwa-Rang” Tul?
Draw the Pattern diagram for “Hwa-Rang” Tul
How many movements are in “Hwa-Rang” Tul?
What is the Korean Term for “Vertical Stance Downwards Knife Hand Strike”?
What is the Korean Term for “L Stance Rear Elbow Thrust”?
What is the Korean Term for “Closed Stance Front Side Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “L Stance Obverse Punch”? What Direction is this directed towards?
What is the Korean Term for “Sitting Stance Palm Pushing Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “L Stance High Section Upwards Punch”?
What is the Korean Term for “High Section Turning Kick”?

Black Tag / 1st Kup 

(All Questions from grades leading unto this may be asked.)

What is the definition of Pattern “Choong-Moo” Tul?
How many movements are in “Choong-Moo” Tul?
What is the Korean Term for “X Knife Hand”?
What is the Korean Term for “Twin Upwards Palm Block”?
What is the Korean Term for “Flying Side Kick”?
What is the Korean Term for “High Section Reverse Knife Hand Strike”?
How many Different Stances are in “Choong-Moo” Tul?
Why does the pattern end with a left handed attack?
What direction and section are the two Turning Kicks in “Choong Moo?

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