4th Degree Grading
The following cards show all things you need to demonstrate for your next grading.
It is assumed you can demonstrate everything from previous gradings.
Pattern - Saju Jirugi
Four direction punching
Pattern - Saju Makgi
Four direction blocking
Pattern - Chon-Ji
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 the Earth.
Pattern - Dan-Gun
Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2,333 B.C.
Pattern - Do-San
Do-San is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938) The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.
Pattern - Won-Hyo
Won-Hyo was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.
Pattern - Yul-Gok
Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of the great philospher and teacher Yi I (1536-1584). He was nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea". The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38 degree latitude and the diagram represents "scholar".
Pattern - Joong-Gun
Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played a leading part in the Korea-Japan Merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr Ahn's age when he was executed at Lui-Shing prison (1910).
Pattern - Toi-Gye
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 degree latitude and the diagram represents "scholar".
Pattern - Hwa-Rang
Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group that originated in the Silla dynasty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity.here Taekwon-Do developed into maturity.
Pattern - Choong-Moo
Choong-Moo was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to have been the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left-hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king.
Pattern - Kwang-Gae
Kwang-Gae is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of the lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A.D., the year he came to the throne.
Pattern - Po-Eun
Po-Eun is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram represents his unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty.
Pattern - Ge-Baek
Ge-Baek is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 A.D.). The pattern represents his severe and strict military discipline.
Pattern - Eui-Am
Eui-Am is the pseudonym of Son Byong Hi, the leader of the Korean independence movement on 1st March 1919. The 45 movements refer to his age when he changed the name of Dong Hak (Oriental Culture) to Chondo Kyo (Heavenly Way Religeon) in 1905. The diagram represents his indomitable spirit displayed whilst dedicating himself to the prosperity of his nation.
Pattern - Choong-Jang
Choong-Jang is the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Yi Dynasty, 14th Century. This pattern ends with a left-hand attack to symbolise the tragedy of his death at 27 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity.
Pattern - Juche
Juche is the philosopical idea that man is the master of everything and decides everything, in other words, the idea that man is the masterof the world. It is said that this idea was rooted on the Baekdu Mountain that symbolises the spirit of the Korean people. The diagram represents the Baekdu Mountain.
Pattern - Sam-Il
Sam-Il denotes the historical date of the independence movement of Korea which began throughout the country on March 1, 1919. The 33 movements in the pattern stand for the 33 patriots who planned the movement.
Pattern - Yoo-Sin
Yoo-Sin is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 A.D., the year Korea was united. The ready posture signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than left side, symbolizing Yoo Sin's mistake of following his king's orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation.
Pattern - Choi-Yong
Choi-Yong is named after General Choi Yong, Premier and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Koryo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism and humility. He was executed by his subordinate commanders headed by General Yi Sung Gae, who later became the first king of the Yi dynasty.
Pattern - Yon-Gae
Yon-Gae is named after the famous general general during the Koguryo dynasty, Yon Gae Somoon. The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 A.D., the year he forced the Tang dynasty to leave Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung.
Pattern - Ul-Ji
Ul-Ji is named after General Ul-Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang's invasion force of nearly one million soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 A.D.. Ul-Ji used hit and run guerilla tactics to decimate a large percentage of the opposing force. The diagram represents his surname. The 42 movements represent General Chois age when he designed this pattern.
Pattern - Moon-Moo
Moon-moo honours the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great Kings Rock). According to his will, the body was placed in the sea 'Where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese'. It is said that the Sol Gul Am (Stone Cave) was bult to guard his tomb. The Sok Gul Am is a fine example of the culture of the Silla dynasty. The 61 movements represent the last two figures of 661 A.D. when Moon Moo came to the throne.
The Founder Of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi, 9th Degree Black Belt.
Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art.
Taekwon-Do literally means ‘Foot Hand Art’ - The art of hand and foot fighting.
Taekwon-Do was founded on 11th April 1955.
ITF - International Taekwon-Do Federation.
Tenents Of Taekwon-Do
- Self Control
- Indominatable Spirit
|Back to Ready||Paro|
|Fore Fist||Ap Joomuk|
|Outer Forearm||Bakat Palmok|
|Inner Forearm||An Palmok|
|Back Fist||Dung Joomuk|
|Long Fist||Ghin Joomuk|
|Open Fist||Pyun Joomuk|
|Knuckle Fist||Sonkarak Joomuk|
|Middle Knuckle Fist||Joongji Joomuk|
|Reverse Knife-Hand||Sonkal Dung|
|Flat Fingertip||Opun Sonkut|
|Straight Fingertip||Sun Sonkut|
|Upset Fingertip||Dwijibun Sonkut|
|Back Forearm||Dung Palmok|
|Under Forearm||Mit Palmok|
|Finger Belly||Songarak Badak|
|Reverse Footsword||Balkal Dung|
|Side Sole||Yop Bal Badak|
|Attention Stance||Charyot Sogi|
|Parallel Stance||Narani Sogi|
|Walking Stance||Gunnun Sogi|
|Sitting Stance||Annun Sogi|
|Fixed Stance||Gojung Sogi|
|Low Stance||Nachuo Sogi|
|Close Stance||Moa Sogi|
|Vertical Stance||Soojik Sogi|
|Diagonal Stance||Sasun Sogi|
|One-Leg Stance||Waebal Sogi|
|Rear Foot Stance||Dwitbal Sogi|
|Ready Stance||Junbi Sogi|
|Parallel Ready Stance||Narani Junbi Sogi|
|Close Ready Stance||Moa Junbi Sogi|
|Walking Ready Stance||Gunnun Junbi Sogi|
|Bending Ready Stance||Guburyo Junbi Sogi|
|Close Ready Stance A||Moa Junbi Sogi A|
|Close Ready Stance B||Moa Junbi Sogi B|
|Close Ready Stance C||Moa Junbi Sogi C|
|Bending Ready Stance A||Guburyo Junbi Sogi A|
|Bending Ready Stance B||Guburyo Junbi Sogi B|
|Obverse Punch||Baro Jirugi|
|Reverse Punch||Bandae Jirugi|
|Straight Fingertip Thrust||Sun Sonkut Tulgi|
|Elbow Strike||Palkup Taerigi|
|Back Fist Strike||Dung Joomuk Taerigi|
|Upper Elbow Strike||Wi Palkup Taerigi|
|Twin Vertical Punch||Sang Sewo Jirugi|
|Twin Upset punch||Sang Dwijibo Jirugi|
|Angle Punch||Giokja Jirugi|
|Twin Side Elbow Thrust||Sang Yop Palkup Tulgi|
|Downward knife-hand Strike||Naeryo Sonkal Taerigi|
|Elbow Thrust||Palkup Tulgi|
|Inward knife-hand Strike||Anuro Sonkal Taerigi|
|High Reverse knife-hand Front Strike||Nopunde Sonkal Dung Ap Taerigi|
|Vertical Stance Punch||Soojik So Jirugi|
|X-Stance Punch||Kyocha So Jirugi|
|Vertical Punch||Sewo Jirugi|
|Side Punch||Yop Jirugi|
|Side Front Punch||Yobap Jirugi|
|Upward Punch||Ollyo Jirugi|
|Upset Punch||Dwijibo Jirugi|
|U-Shape Punch||Digutja Jirugi|
|Downward Punch||Naeryo Jirugi|
|Crescent Punch||Bandal Jirugi|
|Turning Punch||Dollyo Jirugi|
|Knuckle Fist Punch||Songarak Joomuk Jirugi|
|Horizontal Punch||Soopyong Jirugi|
|Downward Thrust||Naeryo Tulgi|
|Side Thrust||Yop Tulgi|
|Horizontal Thrust||Soopyong Tulgi|
|Inward Strike||Anuro Taerigi|
|Downward Strike||Naeryo Taerigi|
|Outward Strike||Bakuro Taerigi|
|Side Strike||Yop Taerigi|
|Horizontal Strike||Soopyong Taerigi|
|Front Strike||Ap Taerigi|
|Crescent Strike||Bandal Taerigi|
|Side Back Strike||Yopdwi Taerigi|
|Side Front Strike||Yobap Taerigi|
|High Block||Nopunde Makgi|
|Middle Block||Kaunde Makgi|
|Low Block||Najunde Makgi|
|Inward Block||Anuro Makgi|
|Outward Block||Bakuro Makgi|
|Front Block||Ap Makgi|
|Side Block||Yop Makgi|
|Side Front Block||Yobap Makgi|
|Waist Block||Hori Makgi|
|Checking Block||Mochau Makgi|
|Rising Block||Chookyo Makgi|
|Upward block||Ollyo Makgi|
|Downward Block||Naeryo Makgi|
|Pressing Block||Noollo Makgi|
|Hooking Block||Golcho Makgi|
|Wedging Block||Hechyo Makgi|
|Parallel Block||Narani Makgi|
|Pushing Block||Miron Makgi|
|Scooping Block||Duro Makgi|
|Guarding Block||Daebi Makgi|
|Twin Forearm Block||Sang Palmok Makgi|
|Twin Knife-Hand Block||Sang Sonkal Makgi|
|Circular Block||Dollimyo Makgi|
|U-Shape Block||Mongdung-i Makgi|
|U-Shape Grasp||Mongdung-i Japgi|
|W-Shape Block||San Makgi|
|Front Snap Kick||Apcha busigi|
|Side Piercing Kick||Yopcha Jirugi|
|Flying High Kick||Twimyo Nopi Chagi|
|Flying Side Piercing Kick||Twimyo Yopcha Jirugi|
|Turning Kick||Dollyo Chagi|
|Crescent Kick||Bandal Chagi|
|Twisting Kick||Bituro Chagi|
|Checking Kick||Cha Momchugi|
|Pressing Kick||Noollo Chagi|
|Reverse Turning Kick||Bandae Dollyo Chagi|
|Back Piercing Kick||Dwitcha Jirugi|
|Hooking Kick||Golcho Chagi|
|Reverse Hooking Kick||Bandae Dollyo Goro Chagi|
|Upward Kick||Ollyo Chagi|
|Flying Reverse Turning Kick||Twimyo Bandae Dollyo Chagi|
|Consecutive Kick||Yonsok Chagi|
|High Kick||Nopunde Chagi|
|Piercing Kick||Cha Jirugi|
|Side Thrusting Kick||Yopcha Tulgi|
|Side Pushing Kick||Yopcha Milgi|
|Side Front Snap Kick||Yobap Cha Busigi|
|Pick-Shape Kick||Gok-Kaeng-i Chagi|
|Sweeping Kick||Suroh Chagi|
|Two Direction Kick||Sangbang Chagi|
|Mid-Air Kick||Twio Dolmyo Chagi|
|Waving Kick||Doro Chagi|
|3-Step Sparring||Sambo Matsogi|
|2-Step Sparring||Ibo Matsogi|
|1-Step Sparring||Ilbo Matsogi|
|Semi-Free Sparring||Ban Jayu Matsogi|
|Free Sparring||Jayu Matsogi|
|Self-defence technique||Jagi Bang-eo Gisul|
|Flying twisting kick|