4th Gup – Brown Belt

Belt Meaning

Brown represents power, stability, agility, weight and wisdom. This stabilizing stage, both mentally and physically, in analogous to the plants which curtail their growth and prepare for flower in late summer.












Knowledge

14 Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do 

  1. Always follow a routine and truing schedule.
  2. Repeatedly practice all techniques already learned.
  3. When you learn new techniques, learn thoroughly the theory and philosophy as well.

Who is our Founder: Student Manual, pages 17-19

Name the Vital Points: Student Manual, page 22-23

What is the Structure of a Training Class:

  1. Open Class
  2. Pep Talk
  3. Warm-Up (possibly forms) and stretching
  4. Basics and Fundamentals (appropriate to belt level)
  5. Pad and Target Work (feel the force)
  6. Forms/One-Steps
  7. Aerials/Jumping
  8. Sparring (One-Steps, Focus Drill, free sparring)
  9. Verbal Applications or Mat Chat
  10. Close Class

Basics

Hands:
All learned techniques from Chun Kul Ja Seh and Hu Kul Ja Seh.
Required Two to Three Hand Combinations (connecting and simultaneous)
Link Combinations of Hand and Foot Techniques
Yuk Soo (Knife hand defense and reverse punch, front stance)
Yuk Jin (Knife hand defense and reverse punch, fighting stance)

Kicks: 
Required Two to Three Technique Combinations
Link Combinations of Hand and Foot Techniques
Double Leg Kicking (Same and Separate Techniques; Legs Together and Separated)
ALL KICKS WITH JUMPING

Stances: 
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 4th 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. Knee to Heaven
  2. Head on a Shelf

Jo Ki Dae Ryun

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

  1. Air–Around the World
  2. Fire–Strike the Match

Ho Sin Sul

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

  1. Four from the Shoulder
  2. Tiny Circles

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

One on One (LIGHT contact – touch uniform only!)

Won-Hyong Dae-Ryun (Partner Sparring looping and focus Drill):
Green Belt: Low/High Roundhouse, Skip Sidekick, Side Punch from Horse stance
Download the full drill here


Breaking

1 to 2 Boards utilizing hand or foot technique (children under 16 must use a foot technique)
1 to 2 Boards utilizing a jumping foot technique