Do TaeKwon-Do

3rd Kup 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.

Red Belt Meaning

Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

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".


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

  1. Courtesy
  2. Integrity
  3. Perseverance
  4. Self Control
  5. Indominatable Spirit


English Korean
Attention Charyot
Ready Junbi
Back to Ready Paro
At Ease Swiyo
Dismiss Hae San


English Korean
One Hanna
Two Dul
Three Set
Four Net
Five Dasot
Six Yasot
Seven Elgob
Eight Yadol
Nine Ahop
Ten Yol


English Korean
Low Najunde
Middle Kaunde
High Nopunde


English Korean
Instructor Sabum


English Korean
Foot Tae
Hand Kwon
Art Do
Pattern Tul
Release Jappyosul Tae

Body Parts

English Korean
Fore Fist Ap Joomuk
Knife-Hand Sonkal
Forearm Palmok
Outer Forearm Bakat Palmok
Inner Forearm An Palmok
Knee Moorup
Back Fist Dung Joomuk
Palm Sonbadak
Reverse Knife-Hand Sonkal Dung
Straight Fingertip Sun Sonkut
Elbow Palkup
Shoulder Euhke
Shin Jong Kwaeng-i


English Korean
Attention Stance Charyot Sogi
Walking Stance Gunnun Sogi
Sitting Stance Annun Sogi
L-Stance Niunja Sogi
Fixed Stance Gojung Sogi
X-Stance Kyocha Sogi
Low Stance Nachuo Sogi
Close Stance Moa Sogi
Rear Foot Stance Dwitbal Sogi
Ready Stance Junbi Sogi
Parallel Ready Stance Narani Junbi Sogi
Close Ready Stance Moa Junbi Sogi
Bending Ready Stance Guburyo Junbi Sogi
Close Ready Stance A Moa Junbi Sogi A
Close Ready Stance B Moa Junbi Sogi B
Bending Ready Stance A Guburyo Junbi Sogi A


English Korean
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
Vertical Stance Punch Soojik So Jirugi
Vertical Punch Sewo Jirugi
Side Punch Yop Jirugi
Upset Punch Dwijibo Jirugi
Inward Strike Anuro Taerigi
Downward Strike Naeryo Taerigi
Outward Strike Bakuro Taerigi
Side Strike Yop Taerigi
Front Strike Ap Taerigi
Side Back Strike Yopdwi Taerigi
Side Front Strike Yobap Taerigi


English Korean
High Block Nopunde Makgi
Middle Block Kaunde Makgi
Low Block Najunde Makgi
Side Block Yop Makgi
Rising Block Chookyo Makgi
Upward block Ollyo Makgi
Pressing Block Noollo Makgi
Hooking Block Golcho Makgi
Wedging Block Hechyo Makgi
Pushing Block Miron 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
W-Shape Block San Makgi


English Korean
Front Snap Kick Apcha busigi
Side Piercing Kick Yopcha Jirugi
Upward Kick Ollyo Chagi
Piercing Kick Cha Jirugi
Side Front Snap Kick Yobap Cha Busigi


English Korean
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


Side kick
Fore fist