5th Kup – Green Belt – Blue 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 Yul-Gok, the pattern, learned as part of the 5th Kup Syllabus.

Below is the Grading Syllabus for promotion from 5th Kup Green Belt, Blue Tag to 4th Kup Blue Belt..

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


Theory for Juniors (Under 12 Years of Age) Theory for previous grades should also be revised.

Q. Whom is Yul-Gok named after?
A. Yul-Gok is named after the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584), nicknamed the ‘Confucious of Korea’.

Q. How many movements are there in Yul-Gok?
A. 38

Q. What is the diagram?
A. ±

Q. What is the Korean term for X Stance?

Q. What is the Korean term for Palm Hooking Block?
A. Sonbadak Golcho Makgi

Q. What is the Korean term for Front Elbow Strike?
A. Ap Palkup Taerigi

Q. What is the Korean term for Reverse Turning Kick?
A. Bandae Dollyo Chagi

Q. What is the Korean term for Backfist Side Strike?
A. Dung Joomuk Yop Taerigi

Q. What is the Korean term for Double Forearm Block?
A. Doo Palmok Makgi

Q. What is the Korean term for Sparring?
A. Matsogi

Q. What is the Korean term for Obverse?
A. Baro

Q. What is the Korean term for Reverse?
A. Bandae


Theory for Seniors (13+ Years of Age) Theory for previous grades should also be revised.

Q. Whom is Yul-Gok named after?
A. Yul-Gok is the Pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584), nicknamed the ‘Confucious of Korea’. The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38 degrees latitude and the diagram (±) represents ‘scholar’.

Q. What is a Front Block?
A. A Front Block (Ap Makgi) is a block to the centreline of the body with the body full facing. (The same applies to punches, strikes and thrusts).

Q. What is a Side Block?
A. A Side Block (Yop Makgi) is a block with the body half facing or side facing the target. (The same applies to strikes).

Q. What is a Side Punch?
A. A Side Punch (Yop Jirugi) is a punch with the body side facing the target. (The same applies to thrusts).

Q. What is the Korean term for Twin Knifehand Block?
A. Sang Joomuk Makgi

Q. What is the Korean term for X Stance?
A. Kyocha Sogi

Q. What is the Korean term for Front Elbow Strike?
A. Ap Palkup Taerigi

Q. What is the Korean term for Palm Pressing Block?
A. Sonbadak Noollo Makgi

Q. What is the Korean term for Palm Upward Block?
A. Sonbadak Ollyo Makgi

Q. What is the Korean term for Reverse Turning Kick?
A. Bandae Dollyo Chagi

Q. What is the Korean term for Backheel?
A. Dwitchook

Q. What is the Korean term forConnecting Motion?
A. Yon Gyol Tongjak


Yul-Gok(38 Movements)