Korean Theory

Below are the theory questions used at gradings for Nailsea, Yatton & Chew Valley schools of Tae Kwon Do. These questions are mainly for junior students adults can expect questions that are not on these lists but applicable to your grade. For further study visit www.blackbeltschools.com and try the theory test.

General theory
  • What is the meaning of white belt?
  • Name the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do?
  • What do the initials T.A.G.B. stand for?
  • What is your instructor’s name and what grade is he?
  • What is Sajo Jurugi?
Technical Theory
  • Point to your forefist
  • Point to your inner forearm/outer forearm.
  • Demonstrate these stances:
    Walking stance | Sitting stance | Attention stance | Parallel stance
Korean Terminology
  • What is the name of 4 directional punch in Korean?
  • Name in Korean:
    Stance | Punch | Block
  • Count to 10 in Korean
  • Name in Korean:
    Walking stance | Sitting stance | Attention stance | Parallel stance | Training hall | Training suit

The answers to all these questions can be found in your student hand book. If you are unsure of any answers or pronunciations do ask your instructor before your grading.


9th KUP beltQuestions applicable to 9th KUP

General Theory
  • What is the meaning of yellow belt?
  • What is the meaning of Chon-ji and how many movements does it have?
  • When was Tae Kwon Do inaugurated (formed)?
  • Who was the founder of Tae Kwon Do?
  • Who is your grading examiner and what grade is he?
Technical Theory
  • Point to:
    the ball of your foot | knife hand | high section | middle section | low section.
  • Demonstrate these stances:
    L stance | Sitting stance
Korean Terminology
  • Name in Korean:
    Ball of foot | Knife hand | Sitting stance | L stance | High | Middle | Low | Front snap kick | Front rising kick | Press ups

The answers to all these questions can be found in your student hand book. If you are unsure of any answers or pronunciations do ask your instructor before your grading.


8th JUP BeltQuestions applicable to 8th KUP

General Theory
  • What is the meaning of green belt?
  • What is the meaning of Dan Gun and how many movements does it have?
  • What is a pattern?
  • Why do we do patterns?
  • What do we always do on entering and leaving the dojang?
  • What does Tae Kwon Do mean?
Technical Theory
  • How do you generate power?
  • Explain and demonstrate reaction hand?
  • Demonstrate these blocks:
    Guarding block | Twin forearm block | Inwards/outwards block
  • Demonstrate these punches:
    Obverse punch | Reverse punch
Korean Terminology
  • Name in Korean:
    Pattern | Guarding block | Twin forearm block | Turning kick | Inwards/outwards | Obverse punch | Reverse punch | Back fist | Palm | Three step sparring

7th JUP BeltQuestions applicable to 7th KUP

General Theory
  • What is the meaning of Do San and how many movements does it have?
  • Why do we do three step sparring?
  • When was the T.A.G.B. formed?
  • When was Tae Kwon Do introduced to the U.K?
  • Why do we learn Korean terminology?
Technical Theory
  • Demonstrate and explain straight fingertip thrust?
  • Point to your back fist?
  • Explain what you are doing when performing the release move in your pattern?
  • What is the difference between a side kick and a turning kick?
Korean Terminology
  • Name in Korean:
    Belt | Student | Instructor | Dismiss | Wedging block | Release move | Side piercing kick | Straight spear fingertip thrust

The answer to all these questions can be found in your student hand book. If you are unsure of any answers or pronunciations do ask your instructor before your grading.


6th KUP Green beltQuestions applicable to 6th KUP

General Theory
  • What is the meaning of blue belt?
  • What is the meaning of Won-Hyo and how many movements does it have?
  • Why do we learn the meanings of patterns?
  • How many patterns are there?
  • When was Tae Kwon Do International formed?
Technical Theory
  • Demonstrate:
    Fixed stance | Chamber position for middle section outer forearm block | Chamber position for middle section inner forearm block
  • Give three reasons for doing bending stance?
  • Point to:
    Palm heal | Reverse knife hand
Korean terminology
  • Name in Korean:
    Fixed stance | Three step semi-free sparring | Foot parts | Hand parts | Vertical stance | Closed stance | Circular block

The answers to all these questions can be found in your student hand book. If you are unsure of any answers or pronunciations do ask your instructor before your grading.


5th KUP Green and Blue BeltQuestions applicable to 5th KUP

General Theory
  • What is the meaning of Yul-Gok and how many movements does it have?
  • Why do we do two step sparring?
  • Why do we do 3 step semi free sparring?
Technical Theory
  • Demonstrate and explain hooking kick.
  • Demonstrate and explain the first three movements of Who-Hyo
  • Demonstrate side elbow strike.
  • Explain target areas for free sparring.
  • Explain the point scoring system for tournament sparring.
Korean Terminology
  • Name in Korean:
    Two step sparring | Three step semi free sparring | Hooking block | Waist block | Vertical punch | Side punch | Reverse turning kick | Reverse side kick | Reverse knife hand block.

The answers to all these questions can be found in your student hand book. If you are unsure of any answers or pronunciations do ask your instructor before your grading.


4th KUP Blue beltQuestions applicable to 4th KUP

General Theory
  • What is the meaning of Joong-Gun and how many movements does it have?
  • What is the meaning of red belt?
  • Name the T.A.G.B. management council?
  • What is the difference between I.T.F. and W.T.F. Tae Kwon Do?
Technical Theory
  • Name and demonstrate three ready stances.
  • Demonstrate two release movements.
  • Why do we perform pressing block slowly?
  • Demonstrate downwards block.
Korean Terminology
  • Name in Korean:
    Jumping | U shaped block | Hooking block | Double forearm block | Downwards block | Pressing block | Low stance | X stance | Elbow | Free sparring.

The answers to all these questions can be found in your student hand book. If you are unsure of any answers or pronunciations do ask your instructor before your grading.


3rd KUP blue and red beltQuestions applicable to 3rd KUP

General Theory
  • What is the meaning of Toi Gye and how many movements does it have?
  • As a senior grade why is it important to practice our basic techniques?
  • Which of the tenets best describes you and why?
Technical Theory
  • Why would you use finger tips to attack a target?
  • What is the purpose of one step sparring?
  • What is the difference between front pushing kick and front snap kick?
  • Name three vital points for each section of the body?
Korean Terminology
  • Name in Korean:
    Flying | X block | W shaped block | Upset finger tip | Side fist | Arch hand | Front pushing kick | Upper elbow strike | One step sparring

The answers to all these questions can be found in your student hand book. If you are unsure of any answers or pronunciations do ask your instructor before your grading.


Questions applicable to 2nd KUP and above

Use the red belt theory test found in the back of the blue student handbook.

 

 

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