8th Gup – Orange Belt

Belt Meaning

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












Knowledge

Dojang Regulations Download
How to tie your 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

Martial Arts Identification

  • Our organization: World Tang Soo Do Assoc.
  • Our style: Tang Soo Do
  • Our studio: Soar Tang Soo Do
  • Our studio motto: You Attitude Determines Your Altitude – SOAR!
  • Name and Rank of your Instructor: Mr. Andrew Calvert, 3rd Dan
  • Our Grandmasters:
    – Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin (9th Dan, 2012)
    – Grandmaster Robert E. Beaudoin (8th Dan, 2012)
    – Grandmaster William R. Strong (8th Dan, 2014)

Terminology 

  • (Bu) Sah Bu Nim (Instructor)
  • Kwang Chang Nim (Grandmaster)
  • Do Bahk (Uniform)
  • Dojang (gym/studio)
  • ALL TERMINOLOGY OF LEARNED TECHNIQUES

Basics

Hands:
Side Punch (Choong Dan Hang Jin)
Side Defense (Chong Dan Yup Mah Ki)
O/I Block (Phakeso Ahnu Ro Mahk Ki)
I/O Block (Ahneso Phaku Ro Mahk Ki)
High Punch (Sang Dan Kong Kyuck)

Kicks: 
Front Kick (Ahp Cha Ki)
Side Kick (Yup Cha Ki)
Roundhouse Kick (Tollyo Cha Ki)
Stepping Side Kick (Mirro Yup Cha Ki)
Axe Kick (Cchick Ki)
Back Kick (Dwi Cha Ki)
ALL 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 8th 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. Chop the Tree
  2. Shut the Door

Jo Ki Dae Ryun

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

  1. is ROUND
  2. Slam the Door

Ho Sin Sul

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

  1. Snake in the tree
  2. Chicken wing/Ride the Rainbow

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