10th Gup – White Belt

Belt Meaning

Beginner’s belt color. White represents a primitive stage of achievement; thus, the seed as it lies dormant beneath the snows of winter.












Knowledge

Dojang Regulations Download
How to tie your belt.
Kam Sam Ni Da – Thank You
Do Jang – Training Hall
Do Bok – Uniform
Dee – Belt

Five Codes of Tang Soo Do: 

  • Loyalty to Country
  • Obedience to Parents
  • Honor Friendship
  • No Retreat in Battle
  • In Fighting Choose with Sense and Honor

Seven Tenants of Tang Soo Do:

  • Integrity
  • Concentration
  • Perseverance
  • Respect and Obedience
  • Self-Control
  • Humility
  • Indomitable Spirit

Basics

Hands:
Low Block (Ha Dan Mahk Ki)
Center Punch (Choong Dan Kong Kyuck)
High Block (Sang Dan Mahk Ki)

Kicks: 
Front Stretch Kick (Bahl Poto Oly Ki)
Side Stretch Kick  (Yup Poto Oly Ki)
Front Kick (Ahp Cha Ki)
Side Kick (Yup Cha Ki)
Roundhouse Kick (Tollyo Cha Ki)
Back Kick (Dwi Cha Ki)

Stances: 
Ready Stance (Choon Bee Ja Seh)
Attention (Cha Ryut)
Front Stance (Chun Kul Ja Seh)
Horse Riding Stance (Kee Ma Ja Seh)
Fighting Stance (Hu Kul Ja Seh)


Hyung

Each belt grade has a hyung (form) requirement. Most grades only have one new form. Below is the hyung required to advance to 9th Gup.


Soo Ki Dae Ryun

Students will learn two self-defense techniques at each grade utilizing some type of block, evasion, and/or counter strike.

  1. One Elbow
  2. Two Elbows

Jo Ki Dae Ryun

Students will learn two self-defense techniques at each grade utilizing some type of block, evasion and/or counterstrike.

  1. The FRONT
  2. SIDE of the king

Ho Sin Sul

Students will learn two self-defense techniques at each grade utilizing some type of joint manipulation or throw.

  1. Same side
  2. Opposite side

Weapons

The WTSDA only has four official weapons required for training: Bo Staff, Knife, Sword, and Cane. A weapons form is not required until advancing to senior Brown Belt/3rd Gup.


Sparring Drills

Won-Hyong Dae-Ryun (Partner Sparring looping and focus Drill):
White Belt: Jab, Cross, Front Kick

Download the full drill here