10th Kup – White Belt

Below is the Grading Syllabus for promotion from 10th Kup, White Belt to 9th Kup White Belt, Yellow Tag. This information is split into Junior and senior theory.

At the bottom of the page you can find videos of Saju Jirugi and Saju Makgi as well as a downloadable pdf of the Theory on this page.

Junior Theory (Age 12 and under)
Q. What does Taekwon-Do mean?
A.  The Art of Foot and Hand

Q. Which country did Taekwon-do come from?
A. Korea

Q. What date did Taekwon-Do start?  
A.  April 11th 1955

Q. What are the five tenets?

A. Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self control, Indomitable spirit.

Q. Who is ‘father’ and founder of Taekwon-Do?
A. General choi hong hi 9th Degree

Q. What does the colour of the white belt mean?
A. White means Innocence, as the beginner has no knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

Q. What is Stance in Korean?
A. Sogi.

Q. What is Punch in Korean?
A. Jirugi.

Q. What is Block in Korean?
A. Makgi.

Q. How high should your fist be in a middle block or punch?
A. Shoulder level.

Q. How high should your fist be in a high block or punch?
A. Eye Level.

Senior Theory
Q. What does Taekwon-Do literally mean?
A. The art of hand and foot.

Q. Who is the father and founder of Taekwon-Do?
A. Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi 9th Dan.

Q. In which country did Taekwon-Do originate?
A. Korea

Q. When was Taekwon-Do officially recognised?
A. 11th April 1955

Q. What are the 5 tenets of Taekwon-Do
A.Courtesy; Integrity; Perseverance; Self control; Indomitable Spirit.

Q. What does a white belt signify?
A. Innocence – as the beginner who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

Q. What is the title given to a 7th or 8th degree black belt?
A. Master (Sahyun).

Q. What is the title given to a 9th degree black belt?
A. Grand Master (Saseong).

Q. What is the Korean term for Instructor?
A. Sabum.

Q. What is the Korean Term for Attention Stance
A. Charyot Sogi

Q. What is the Korean Term for Parallel Stance
A. Narani Sogi

Q. What is the Korean Term for Sitting Stance
A. Annun Sogi

Q. What is the Korean Term for Walking Stance
A. Gonnun Sogi

Q. Name the 3 sections of the body in Korean.

A. Nopunde (High); Kaunde (Middle); Najunde (Low).

Korean Terms for attack and defence tools
Forefist : Ap Joomuk
Knifehand : Sonkal
Inner Forearm : An Palmok
Outer Forearm : Bakat Palmok
Ball of the Foot : Apkumchi

Saju-Jirugi (Four Directional Punch)

Saju-Makgi (Four Directional Block)

A Downloadable PDF version is available here for easy printing and to keep for your reference.