Green belts are no longer considered beginners. It is important to have mastered the basics. Students at this stage need to show they are practicing what they have learnt in class with visible results. Students at this stage also need to have a complete set of sparring equipment
- Good discipline and attention
- Willingness to improve
- Practices stretching and other exercises at homes
- Has full sparring equipment (including groin guard for men / boys)
- Knows and performs all basic stances properly
- Can demonstrate all different types of kicks and strikes properly
- Can perform all basic and blocks including the start positions properly.
- Knows basic self-defence.
- Can do 20 press-up properly
YELLOW BELT/GREEN TAG BELT – 7th KUP GRADING – 3 months
- Basic hand and foot combinations (see GTI hand book)
- High outer forearm block – reverse punch in walking stance
- Straight finger tip thrust
- Front kick Double Punch
- Wedging Block (Hechyo Makgi)
- Hooking Kick (Goro Chagi)
- Basic Kicks – Reverse Side Kick (Spinning Back kick) (Bandae Yop Chagi)
- Basic Kicks – Step through Side Kick, Turning kick and Hooking Kick
- Do San (+ previous)
- 3 Step Sparring (Sambo Matsoki) No. 4 & 5
- 3 Step Semi – Free Sparring (Ban – Jayoo Matsoki)
- Self defence – Release from single hand collar hold + previous
- Measure Hook kicks (can hold kick for 3 seconds)
- Do-San (24 movements) – Do-San is a pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-ho. The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering education in Korea and the Korean independence movement.
- Yellow – Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the foundation of Taekwondo is being laid.
- Green – Signifies the plant’s growth as Taekwondo skills begin to develop.