7th Gup – Orange Belt

Belt Meaning

Orange belt represents new growth which appears in spring. Our Tang Soo Do knowledge begins to reveal itself.












Knowledge

14 Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do 

  1. Purpose of training should be enhancement of mental and physical betterment. 
  2. Serious approach.
  3. All out effort.

Association Symbol – Insignia

  • Six Stars: Represents the six inhabited continents and shows that Tang Soo Do is now worldwide.
  • Um, Yang:  Red and Blue alf circle symbol represents universal concept of opposing but complementary forces. It is also the central symbol of the Korean flag where Tang Soo Do originated. 
  • Flying Side Kick: Represents the special and unique character of Tang Soo Do and the whole person concept. 
  • Red Circle: unity and Brotherhood.
  • Globe: Means our organization covers the world.
  • Bottom Belt: Masters’ Belt – Represents the ultimate goal of all Tang Soo Do students.
  • Practitioner: Mastering the Art of Tang Soo Do
  • Color Combination: Red, Blue and Black

Meaning of Tang Soo Do: Student Manual, page 9

Brief History of Korea and Korean Martial Arts: Student Manual, pages 9-14


Basics

Hands:
Side Punch (Choong Dan Hang Jin)
Side Defense (Chong Dan Yup Mah Ki)
Knife Hand Strike (Soo Do Kong Kyuck)
Ridge Hand Strike (Yuk Soo Do Kong Kyuck)
Elbow Strike (Pahl Koop Kong Kyuck)
O/I Block (Phakeso Ahnu Ro Mahk Ki)
I/O Block (Ahneso Phaku Ro Mahk Ki)
High Punch (Sang Dan Kong Kyuck)

Kicks: 
Stepping Side Kick (Mirro Yup Cha Ki)
Axe Kick (Cchick Ki)
Hook Kick (Yup Hu Ryo Cha Ki)
Wheel Kick (Dwi Hu Ryo Cha Ki)
O/I Crescent Kick (Phakeso Ahnu Ro Cha Ki)
I/O Crescent Kick (Ahneso Phaku Ro Cha Ki)
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 7th 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. Five- Oh
  2. Breaking Sticks

Jo Ki Dae Ryun

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

  1. Slide to the Side
  2. Duck and Round

Ho Sin Sul

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

  1. Horse and Saddle/Respect – Front
  2. Belt – Back

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 Sparring (No Contact)

Won-Hyong Dae-Ryun (Partner Sparring looping and focus Drill):
Orange Belt: Roundhouse, Jab, Cross
Download the full drill here


Breaking

Attempt one board with choice of foot technique