HWA RANG KWAN

Hwa Rang Kwan

RED BELT: 2nd GUP

Kon means earth, and the associated trigram (three broken lines) is um/yin. Earth provides us with birth, and sustains us in life, and all lives must return to where they begin - earth. Yet the circle of life also provides renewal and rebirth.

Thus our status as colored belts begins with Yang, and ends with Yin, only for us to be reborn as Black Belts - a new morning, a new day, a new season, a new challenge. Upon finishing our basic training we face new challenges and are beginners once more, evolving from strong, proud and dignified Gups into humble, honest and eager Dans.

In peforming Tae Geuk Pal Jang we must demonstrate everything that we have learned to date: twisting, turning power; controlled breathing; relaxed internal energy; strong, confident kihaps; fluid movement; bodily control; balance and coordination. Pal Jang should be grand and dramatic.
POOMSE
Tae Geuk Pal Jang

BASICS
Advanced Basics

BREAKING
Axe Kick
Ridge Hand Strike

KICKS
Low Spin Kick
Jump Double Roundhouse Kick (mid)
Hook Kick / Roundhouse Kick (same leg) (high)
Flying Side Kick (high)
Front Leg Low / Med / High Front Kick
Front Leg Low / Med / High Roundhouse Kick
Front Leg Low / Med / High Side Kick

COMBINATION KICKS
Spin / Jump Around Spin
Round / Double Round
STRIKES
Freestyle Combination Punches
Tiger Claw Strike

SPARRING
Olympic Style
Freestyle

FITNESS
90 Push Ups x 2 minutes
90 Leg Raises x 3 minutes
Horse Stance x 4.5 minutes
Jump Rope x 9 minutes

PHILOSOPHY
Meaning of Tae Geuk Pal Jang
• Kon / Earth (Um, an ending, and a new beginning; maturity of character; honesty; humility)
History of Tae Kwon Do