3rd Kup – Blue Belt – Red Tag

To the right you can find a pattern diagram(Click image to see larger version) showing all movements are their correct positioning and at the bottom of the page a  YouTube Video of Toi-Gye, the pattern, learned as part of the 3rd Kup Syllabus.

Below is the Grading Syllabus for promotion from 3rd Kup Blue Belt, Red Tag to 2nd Kup Red Belt.

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

Theory, Theory for previous grades should also be revised.

Toi-Gye – is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo-Confucianism.
The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37° latitude and the diagram (±) represents ‘scholar’.


Backfist Side Back Strike : Dung Joomok Yopdwi Taerigi

Twin Side Elbow Thrust : Sang Yop Palkup Tulgi

Double Forearm Low Pushing Block : Doo Palmok Najunde Miro Makgi

Knifehand Low Guarding Block : Sonkal Najunde Daebi Makgi

Upward Punch : Ollyo Jirugi

Flying Side Kick : Twimyo Yop Chagi

Twisting Kick : Bituro Chagi

Outward Vertical Kick : Bakuro Sewo Chagi

Inward Vertical Kick : Anuro Sewo Chagi

Pressing Kick : Noollo Chagi

Reverse Hooking Kick : Bandae Dollyo Goro Chagi

Downward Kick (Axe Kick) : Naeryo Chagi

Reverse Footsword : Balkal Dung

Toi-Gye(37 Movements)