White Belt

Each belt in the martial arts has its own meaning. The color white is like snow, or purity – no knowledge. Being a good White Belt means you just have to come to class with an open mind and be ready for almost anything. There are two ranks to each belt, the higher rank denoted by a stripe of the color of the belt that follows. So a ninth gup White Belt would be identified by a yellow stripe on the belt.

White Belt Curriculum (10th Gup)

White Belt Techniques

Twenty-five classroom hours are required before testing. Before proceeding to high-white, the student must understand the definition of “Deadly Force”.

Kicks

  • Side
  • Round
  • Front
  • Front Stretch

Stances

  • Attention
  • Ready
  • Horse
  • Front

Hands

  • Single Middle Punch
  • Double Middle Punch
  • Triple Middle Punch

Blocks

  • Rising
  • Middle
  • Down

White Belt One Steps

Attack

All one step attackers step back into a front stance with the right leg, and execute a left down block. Then, when defender is ready, step forward, assume a front stance and execute a single punch to the designated blocking area.

Defense

  1. Step back into a front stance with the left leg, execute a left handed middle block (Inside-Out) and double middle punch.
  2. Step back into a front stance with the left leg, execute a left handed rising block and double high punch.
  3. Step back into a horse stance with the left leg, execute a right-handed middle block (Outside-In), spin counterclockwise into a horse stance and double elbow strike (low, high).

White Belt Form

Key Bong Hyung

  1. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot ninety (90) degrees to the left, assume a front stance and down block.
  2. Step forward and middle punch.
  3. Shift the balance to the left foot, pivot one-hundred eighty (180) degrees to the right, assume afront stance and down block.
  4. Step forward and middle punch.
  5. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot ninety (90) degrees to the left, assume a front stance and down block.
  6. Step forward, front stance and middle block (Inside-Out).
  7. Step forward, front stance and middle block (Inside-Out).
  8. Step forward, front stance, middle punch and kihap.
  9. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot two-hundred seventy (270) degrees to the left, assume a front stance and rising block.
  10. Step forward and middle punch.
  11. Shift the balance to the left foot, pivot one-hundred eighty (180) degrees to the right, assume a front stance and rising block.
  12. Step forward and middle punch.
  13. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot ninety (90) degrees to the left, assume a front stance and down block.
  14. Front kick, step forward front stance and middle punch.
  15. Front kick, step forward front stance and middle punch.
  16. Front kick, step forward front stance, middle punch and kihap.
  17. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot two-hundred seventy (270) degrees to the left, assume a front stance and down block.
  18. Step forward, front stance and middle punch.
  19. Shift the balance to the left foot, pivot one-hundred eighty (180) degrees to the right, assume a front stance and down block.
  20. Step forward, front stance and middle punch.
  21. Left foot back to ready stance.

Key Bong Hyung (front view)

Performed by Master Evans

Key Bong Hyung (side view)

Performed by Master Evans

High White Belt Curriculum (9th Gup)

High White Belt Techniques

Fifteen classroom hours are required before testing.

Kicks

  • Out-to-In Crescent

Stances

  • Moving Backwards in a Front Stance

Hands

  • Reverse Punch
  • Low Punch
  • High Punch

Blocks

  • Basic Reverse Blocks

High White Belt One Steps

Attack

All one step attackers step back into a front stance with the right leg, and execute a left down block. Then, when defender is ready, step forward, assume a front stance and execute a single punch to the designated blocking area.

Defense

  1. Step back into a horse stance with the right leg, execute a left handed middle block (Outside-In), trap the attackers arm, spin clockwise and double elbow strike (low, high).
  2. Step forward forty-five (45) degrees into a front stance with the left leg, execute a reverse rising block. Pivot ninety (90) degrees to the right, assume a front stance and execute a reverse punch.
  3. Execute a left leg front kick, step forward into a front stance and execute a middle block. Then, execute a reverse middle punch.

High White Belt Form

Gravity

  1. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot ninety (90) degrees to the left, assume a front stance and down block.
  2. Step forward, assume a front stance and middle block (Inside-Out).
  3. Shift the balance to the left foot, pivot one-hundred eighty (180) degrees to the right, assume a front stance and down block.
  4. Step forward, assume a front stance and middle block (Inside-Out).
  5. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot ninety (90) degrees to the left, assume a front stance and down block.
  6. Reverse punch.
  7. Step forward, assume a front stance and rising block.
  8. Step forward, assume a front stance and rising block.
  9. Step forward, assume a front stance, middle punch and kihap.
  10. Turn around and middle punch.
  11. Execute a front kick, turn your attention 90 degrees to the left, assume a horse stance and double middle punch (right, left).
  12. Turn your attention ninety (90) degrees to the right, execute a front kick.
  13. Pivot ninety (90) degrees to the right, horse stance and double middle punch (left, right).
  14. Shift your attention straight ahead, shift the balance to the left foot, step forward and assume a front stance and middle block (Outside-In).
  15. Execute a round kick, step forward, assume a front stance and reverse punch.
  16. Step forward, stance assume a front stance and reverse punch.
  17. Turn around, assume a front and middle block (Outside-In).
  18. Execute a round kick, step forward, assume a front stance and reverse punch.
  19. Step forward, assume a front stance and reverse punch.
  20. Shift the balance to the left foot, pivot two-hundred seventy (270) degrees to the right, assume a front stance and rising block.
  21. Execute a front kick, step forward and assume a fighting stance.
  22. Execute a front kick, step forward, assume a front stance, triple middle punch and kihap.
  23. Shift the balance to the right foot, pivot two-hundred seventy (270) degrees to the left, assume a front stance and down block.
  24. Execute a crescent kick (Outside-In), step forward, assume a front stance and reverse punch.
  25. Shift the balance to the left foot, pivot one-hundred eighty (180) degrees to the right, assume a front stance and down block.
  26. Execute a crescent kick (Outside-In), step forward, assume a front stance and reverse punch.
  27. Shift the balance to the left foot, pivot two-hundred seventy (270) degrees to the right, assume a front stance and down block.
  28. Step forward, assume a front stance and middle block.
  29. Step forward, assume a front stance and rising block.
  30. Step forward, assume a front stance, middle punch and kihap.
  31. Right foot back to ready stance.

Gravity Performed by Master Evans