Taekwondo Gup Level Curriculum

First Quarter Gup Level Taekwondo Curriculum

 “Fundamentals”

1- On Guard Stance / Stationary Low, Middle, High, and Knife-hand Blocking. Each block should be followed up with a counter punch, palm-heel, spear-hand, knife-hand, or elbow strike.

2- On Guard Stance / Stationary Front, Side, Back, and Round-house Kick. Individual kicks to be followed by various combinations using these same kicks. Punching or striking may also be used with higher rank students.

3- Every level should learn and perform 5-step Muay Thai Drill as an alternative warm-up.

 

“Forms Training”- Poomse

Stressing proper technique, power blocks, kicks, and strikes from the beginning.

Beginner: Kichu Ill Bu - Basic First Form

Novice: Kichu Yee-Bu - Basic Second Form

Intermediate: Taeguek Sam-Jang - #3 Fire Form                                 

Advanced: Taeguek Yook-Jang - #6 Water Form

 

“Self-defense Training” - Hoshinsul

Beginner: Ho Shin Sul / Upper Arm Grab: Windmill release technique.

Novice: Hoshin Sul / Locking technique against a 1-hand wrist grab: Make a live hand, V up with SSH, trap with CH and rotate over into an elbow lock.

Intermediate: Hoshin Sul / Locking technique against a 2-hand choke: Reach back and grab one side of the attacker's fingers, bend them forward while keeping them compressed against your neck, to gain pain compliance.

Advanced: Hoshin Sul / Locking technique against a 1-hand Middle Sleeve Grab: Trap grabbing hand

w/CH, circle your arm to the outside to create an S-Lock.

 

“Weapons Training”

“Tonfas”

Novice: Okinawin Resting stance, Ready stance, On-guard stance, R & L high block, R & L low block, R & L outside middle block, R & L thrust strike. Tonfa form #1

Intermediate: Okinawin Resting stance, Ready stance, On-guard stance, R & L Inside and outside swivel strike, R & L Upward and downward swivel strike. Tonfa form #2

Advanced: Okinawin Resting stance, Ready stance, On-guard stance, R & L figure 8, R & L Flip switch R & L Hammer strike. Tonfa form #3

 

“Pre-Sparring”

Pre-Sparring is important for many reasons and each exercise teaches a different element.

Novice:  Basic 1-step / Timing and distance.

Intermediate: Intermediate 1-step / Timing, distance, and practical application.

Advanced: Pick/Check Trapping Drill / Timing, distance, and multiple strike blocking.

 

Second Quarter Gup Level Taekwondo Curriculum

 “Fundamentals”

1- On Guard Stance / Stationary Low, Middle, High, and Knife-hand Blocking. Each block should be followed up with a counter punch, palm-heel, spear-hand, knife-hand, or elbow strike.

2- On Guard Stance / Stationary Front, Side, Back, and Round-house Kick. Individual kicks to be followed by various combinations using these same kicks. Punching or striking may also be used with higher rank students.

3- Every level should learn and perform 5-step Muay Thai Drill as an alternative warm-up.

 

“Forms Training”- Poomse

Stressing proper technique, power blocks, kicks, and strikes from the beginning.

Beginner: Kichu Ill Bu - Basic First Form

Novice: Taeguek ILL-Jang - #1 Heaven Form                                 

Intermediate: Taeguek Sah-Jang - #4 Thunder Form                                 

Advanced: Taeguek Chil-Jang - #7 Mountain Form

 

 “Self-defense Training” - Hoshinsul

Beginner: Ho Shin Sul / Upper Arm Grab: Windmill release technique.

Novice: Hoshin Sul / Release Technique, 1-hand front choke: Raise your arms, cross-step backwards with either foot and execute a forearm strike to the attacker's arm, finish w/ back-fist strike.

Intermediate: Hoshin Sul / Release Technique, 2 hand wrist grab.: Step forward , push elbow into attacker's solar plexus, lift elbow upwards to strike attacker's chin, move backwards keeping your guard up.

 Advanced: Hoshin Sul / Wrist-lock Technique, 1-Hand Front Shoulder Grab.: Trap attacker's hand to your shoulder w/CH, turn to the inside raising your elbow over attacker's wrist and press downward.

 

“Weapons Training”

“Single Escrima Stick”

NOVICE STICKS

  1. RESTING STANCE / ATTENTION & BOWING / READY STANCE
  2. ON GUARD – STICK IN FRONT HAND
  3. DOWNWARD
  4. RIGHT INWARD SHOULDER STRIKE
  5. BACKHAND SHOULDER STRIKE
  6. UPWARD STRIKE
  7. HIGH BLOCK
  8. OUTSIDE BLOCK
  9. INSIDE BLOCK
  10. DOWN BLOCK

 INTERMEDIATE STICKS

  1. 2 HAND STRIKES -THRUST
  2. 2 HAND STRIKE –UPWARD CROSS SHOULDER
  3. 2 HAND STRIKE – BACK THRUST
  4. 2 HAND STRIKE – CROSS DOWNWARD

 ADVANCED SINGLE STICK SINAWALIS

  1. HIGH FOREHAND / HIGH BACKHAND
  2. LOW FOREHAND / LOW BACKHAND
  3. HIGH/LOW – FOREHAND, BACKHAND
  4. HIGH/LOW/HIGH – FOREHAND (HIGH), BACKHAND (LOW), BACKHAND (HIGH)

 

“Pre-Sparring”

Pre-Sparring is important for many reasons and each exercise teaches a different element.

Novice:  Basic 3-step / Timing, distance and kicking combinations

Intermediate: Intermediate 2-step / Timing, distance, and the art of evasion.

Advanced: 7-Point Blocking Drill / Close quarter blocking, picking, and countering.

 

Third Quarter Gup Level Taekwondo Curriculum

 “Fundamentals”

1- On Guard Stance / Stationary Low, Middle, High, and Knife-hand Blocking. Each block should be followed up with a counter punch, palm-heel, spear-hand, knife-hand, or elbow strike.

2- On Guard Stance / Stationary Front, Side, Back, and Round-house Kick. Individual kicks to be followed by various combinations using these same kicks. Punching or striking may also be used with higher rank students.

3- Every level should learn and perform 5-step Muay Thai Drill as an alternative warm-up.

 

“Forms Training”- Poomse

Stressing proper technique, power blocks, kicks, and strikes from the beginning.

Beginner: Kichu Ill Bu - Basic First Form

Novice: Taeguek Yee-Jang - #2 Strength Form                                 

Intermediate: Taeguek Oh-Jang - #5 Wind Form                                 

Advanced: Taeguek Pal-Jang - #8 Earth Form

 

 “Self-defense Training” - Hoshinsul

Beginner: Ho Shin Sul / Upper Arm Grab: Windmill release technique.

Novice: Hoshin Sul / Attempted 2-Handed Push: Bring both of your hands up in front of your chest, step to the outside at 45 degrees on the side of your choice. Re-direct the attacker's pushing arm to his inside. Counter with a strike or kick of your choice.

Intermediate: Hoshin Sul / 1-Hand Lapel grab: Trap attacker's grabbing hand w/your cross hand, rotate his hand inward, use your other hand to control his elbow. This is called an S-lock.

Advanced: Hoshin Sul / 2-Hand Choke from behind: Raise your arms like you are being held up, rotate your body backwards to the side of your choice, striking the attacker's choking arm with a forearm strike. Follow up with a strike of your choice with your other hand.

 

“Weapons Training”

“Nunchucks”

Novice: Resting stance, Ready stance, On-guard stance, R & L shoulder exchange, R & L low block, R & L high block, R & L outside middle block, R & L downward strike. Novice Nunchuck Form

Intermediate: R & L underarm ready position, R & L 45 degree downward strike. R & L vertical figure 8 strike, R & L inward and outward strike. Intermediate Nunchuck Form

Advanced: R & L inside high block, R & L over the shoulder exchange, R & L between the legs exchange, R & L horizontal figure 8, R & L upward and downward wrist trapping Advanced Nunchuck Form

 

“Pre-Sparring”

Pre-Sparring is important for many reasons and each exercise teaches a different element.

Novice: Basic 2-Count Blocking/Timing, distance, and combination blocking of striking/kicking

Intermediate: 3-Count Blocking/Countering Drill/ Timing, distance, and counter-attacking striking.

Advanced: 4-Count Counter-attacking Drill/ Timing, distance, and multiple counter striking.