Black Belts, Gradings, Promotional, Uncategorized

Kihaps in Patterns

Kihaps in Patterns up to 1st Degree 
The performance of Patterns now includes a ‘Kihap’ at key points. The listing below explains which moves now include ‘Kihaps’.

  • Chon-Ji: Movement 17 – 2nd Forwards Front Punch
  • Dan-Gun: Movement 8 – High Punch before Twin Forearm Block and Movement 17 – Last Rising Block
  • Do-San: Movement 6 – Straight Fingertip Thrust and Movement 22 – Last Rising Block
  • Won-Hyo: Movement 12 – Straight Fingertip Thrust
  • Yul-Gok: Movement 24 and 27 – Both Front Elbow Strikes and Movement 36 Jumping Back-fist
  • Joong-Gun: Movement 12 – Twin Upset Punch
  • Toi-Gye: Movement 29 – Jumping X-Fist Pressing Block
  • Hwa-Rang: Movement 14 – Last Walking Stance Middle Section Punch before spin Knife-hand Guarding Block and Movement 25 Right Side Elbow Thrust
  • Choong – Moo: Movement 9 – on the execution of the Knife Hand Guarding Block when landing from Flying Side Kick and Movement 19 – on the landing Knife Hand Guarding Block from the jump spin technique
Black Belts, Celebration, Gradings, Patterns, Self defence

January Taekwon-Do Grading – 28th Jan 2015

On January 28th Leicester Taekwon-Do had its first Kup grading of the year. 11 people took part in the examination and all performed well.

They were asked to perform the following as part of their grading:-

  1. Patterns up to their grade
  2. Set sparring – 1/2 and 3 step sparing routines.
  3. Free sparring including 2 onto 1
  4. Theory questions linked to their grade
  5. Breaking or power tests against a bag

After the grading had finished the black belts were asked to sum up their thoughts and all agreed that all had performed well and I am pleased to announce the following promotions:-

  • Ethan Chan  to 9th Kup 
  • Iganas Bagdanavicius to 8th Kup
  • Sam Bradsworth to 7th Kup
  • Adil Butt to 6th Kup
  • Suzanne Ralphson to 5th Kup
  • Aman Pancer to 4th Kup
  • Liam Culpin to 4th Kup
  • Mark Button to 3rd Kup

As well as this, I would like to congrats the following people on undertaking their grading too. All 3 of these members have transferred from the TAGB recently and this grading was to confirm their status as 1st Kup

  • Izaak Jankowski – 1st Kup
  • Jakob Jankowski –  1st Kup
  • Janusz Jankowski – 1st Kup

Finally I would like to extend my thanks to the following black belts for support the grading and for helping me make the decisions:-

  • Mr David Martin II Dan
  • Mr Michael Martin I Dan
  • Mr Edan Tyson I Dan

Congratulations to all. I now know that all members of the club are training hard for their next grading!!

Again, well done all.