Saturday, January 1, 2011

8th Gup Test Prep

(Yellow Testing for Orange Belt)

As a Yellow Belt testing for your Orange Belt, this will be your second test and you will again be nervous. You will likely make technical mistakes. The judges will understand and cut you a lot of slack.

In Tang Soo Do, you will be required to break a board at this test. This is often the scariest element of the test, but you should not overly fret about it as it is only one criteria.

Again you will be required to demonstrate basic stances, techniques such as blocks and punches, and you will have to spar.

The single most important element of your this test, and this will remain true throughout your training, is to demonstrate a good attitude and respect for your instructors, your fellow students and (very important) yourself.

Don’t admonish yourself. Ever.

Always answer with a loud “Yes sir” or whatever the expected response is in your school. We expect you to demonstrate a good attitude and self confidence from the very first test. This is the single most important element of your test, and you should demonstrate these qualities in every class and test from here on.

Tang Soo Do Test Requirements for Orange Belt (8th Gup)
  • One Step Sparring Hand: #3 & #4.
  • One Step Sparring Kicking: #3 & #4.
  • Outside to Inside Soo do Chop (Pakeso Anro Sudo Kong Kyuck)
While rarely tested, adults should also learn Self Defense Extractions #3 & #4

Remember that the testing panel can ask you to demonstrate any material on which you have been previously tested. Practice everything you have been taught!

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