8th Kup – Yellow Belt

To the right you can find a pattern diagram(Click image to see larger version) showing all movements are their correct positioning and a YouTube Video of Dan-Gun the pattern, learned as part of the 8th Kup Syllabus.

Below is the Grading Syllabus for promotion from 8th Kup Yellow Belt to 7th Kup Yellow Belt, Green Tag.

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 Dan-Gun named after?
A. Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the founder of Korea in the year 2333bc.

Q. How many movements are there in Dan-Gun?
A. 21

Q. What is the diagram followed?
A. I (The diagram is the shape of a capital letter i)

Q. What does the colour yellow represent?
A. Yellow signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts, as the foundation (root) for Taekwon-Do is being laid.


Korean Terminology
Q. What is the Korean for term for Middle Punch?
A. Kaunde Jirugi

Q. What is the Korean for term for High Punch?
A.Nopunde Jirugi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Low Block?
A.Najunde Makgi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Middle Block?
A.Kaunde Makgi

Q. What is the Korean for term for High Block?
A.Nopunde Makgi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Rising Block?
A.Chookyo Makgi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Guarding Block?
A.Daebi Makgi

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

Q. What is the Korean for term for Kick?
A.Chagi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Strike?
A.Taerigi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Thrust?
A. Tulgi

Q. Demonstrate an obverse and reverse punch in L Stance.
A. Obverse in L Stance is on the same side as the back leg.


Theory for Seniors (13+ Years of Age) Theory for previous grades should also be revised.
Q. Whom is Dan-Gun named after?
A. Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2333 B.C.

Q. What are the number of movements in Dan-Gun?
A.21

Q. What is the diagram followed by Dan-Gun?
A. I (The diagram is the shape of a capital letter i)

Q. What does the colour yellow signify?
A Yellow Belt signifies Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

Q. What is the definitions of an Inside Block?
A. An Inside Block (An Makgi); a block that blocks the inside of the opponent’s attacking limb to expose the inside part of the opponent’s body.

Q. What is the definitions of an An Outside Block?
A. An Outside Block (Bakat Makgi); a block that blocks the outside of the opponent’s attacking limb to expose the outside part of the opponent’s body.


Korean Terminology
Q. What is the Korean for term for Knifehand Guarding Block
A. Sonkal Daebi Makgi

Q. What is the Korean for term for High Punch
A. Nopunde Jirugi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Twin Forearm Block
A. Sang Palmok Makgi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Knifehand High Inward strike
A. Sonkal Nopunde Anuro Taerigi

Q. What is the Korean for term for X-Fist Pressing Block
A. Kyocha Joomok Noollo Makgi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Twin Fist Vertical Punch
A. Sang Joomok Sewo Jirugi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Outer Forearm Inward Block
A. Bakat Palmok Anuro Makgi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Side Piercing Kick
A. Yop Cha Jirugi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Footsword
A. Balkal

Q. What is the Korean for term for 3 Step Sparring
A. Sambo Matsogi

Q. What is the Korean for term for Continuous Motion
A. Iojin Tongjak

Dan-Gun(21 Movements)