9th Kup – Yellow Tag

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 Chon-Ji the pattern, learned as part of the 9th Kup Syllabus.

Below is the Grading Syllabus for promotion from 9th Kup, White Belt, Yellow Tag to 8th Kup Yellow Belt.

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


Under 12 Theory (Juniors)
Q. What is a pattern?
A. A pattern is a set of movements both defensive and offensive against an imaginary opponent.

Q. What does Chon-Ji mean?
A. Heaven and Earth

Q. How many movements are there in Chon-Ji?
A. 19

Q. And what is the ‘diagram’(path) followed?
A. + (A plus sign or cross)

Q. What is Attention stance in Korean ?
A. Charyot sogi

Q. What is Sitting stance in Korean ?
A. Annun sogi

Q. What is Walking stance in Korean ?
A. Gunnun Sogi

Q. What is Parallel stance in Korean ?
A. Narani sogi

Q. What is High, Middle and Low in Korean ?
A. Napunde (High – above shoulder level) , Kaunde (Middle-shoulder level to waist), Najunde (Low – below waist level)

Q. Demonstrate an obverse and reverse punch in walking stance. (Hint: Obverse is the same side as your front leg)


Theory for Seniors (13+ Years of Age) Theory for previous grades should also be revised.
Q. What does Chon-Ji mean?
A. Chon-Ji means literally ‘the Heaven, the Earth’. It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts; one to represent the Heaven and the other to represent the Earth.

Q. What are the number of movements in Chon-Ji?
A. 19

Q. What is the diagram followed by Chon-Ji
A. + (A plus sign or cross)

Q. What is a Pattern (Tul)
A. A set of fundamental movements both offensive and defensive against an imaginary opponent.

Q. What is the definition of an obverse technique?
A. Is one in which the attacking or blocking arm is on the same side as that of the leading leg.

Q. What is the definition of an a reverse technique?
A. Is one in which the attacking or blocking arm is on the opposite side as that of the leading leg.

Q. What is the definition of an the leading leg?
A. Is the one that carries the most weight. For example in L stance it is the rear leg. For stances with equal weight distribution such as walking stance the leading leg is the front leg. For symmetrical stances such as parallel stance and sitting stance neither leg is a leading leg.

Q. What is the definition of an a high attack?
A. Is when the attacking tool reaches the eye level of the attacker.

Q. What is the definition of an a middle attack?
A. Is when the attacking tool reaches the shoulder level of the attacker.

Q. What is the definition of an a low attack?
A. Is when the attacking tool reaches the umbilicus (naval) level of the attacker.

Korean terminology
L-Stance : Niunja Sogi
Knifehand Side Strike : Sonkal Yop Taerigi
Forearm Guarding Block : Palmok Daebi Makgi
Flat Fingertip Thrust : Opun Sonkut Tulgi
Obverse : Baro
Reverse : Bandae

Chon-Ji(19 Movements)