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Belt Stripes Required for Testing: June 2017

Those highlighted are yellow stripes. Those not highlighted are black stripes. 

Clicking on "Form" in each section will take you to a video of that section of the form.

Tiger Cubs Stripes

  1. Belt Tying
  2. Discipline vs. Self-Discipline: "Discipline is when I have to be told to do the right thing. Self-Discipline is when I choose to do the right thing without being told."
  3. Stances: Chung-be Stance (ready stance), Sitting Stance, Front Stance
  4. Strike & Kick: Palm Heel, Knifehand Strike, Outside Crescent Kick
  5. Block: High Block, Outside Block
  6. Safety Skill: Backwards Fall / Stand in Base & "Stop! Don't Touch Me Stranger!" / Wrist Release

Life Lessons:

  • White & Yellow Belts: "Like most things in life we must first CHOOSE the path that we are willing to take and COMMIT to see the journey through until the end."
  • Green 1: "We must maintain our desire to GROW both personally and professionally."
  • Green 2: "We must maintain our desire to GROW both personally and professionally. We can accomplish this by maintaining our FOCUS on the right people and information."
  • Green 3 & Blue: "We must maintain the desire to GROW both personally and professionally. We can accomplish this by maintaining our FOCUS on the right people and information being confident to BELIEVE in our own ambitions and PRACTICE the actions that move us in the right direction."
  • Red & Brown: "Along this journey we must not only look to improve our lives but INFLUENCE others to do the same."

  • Black Belts: "Along this journey we must not only look to improve our lives but INFLUENCE others to do the same. We must COLLABORATE to find common ground, INSPIRE to bring hope, and DEMONSTRATE through our own actions that we can indeed reach our destination."

White & Yellow Belt Stripes

  1. Belt tying
  2. Life Lesson
  3. Stances & Listening Positions
  4. Strikes
  5. Kicks
  6. Blocks
  7. Pad Drills: Round & Knifehand Strike
  8. Form
  9. Wrist Releases: Single (straight across), Double (two hands to one arm)
  10. Backwards Fall/Stand in Base

Green Belt Stripes

  1. Belt Tying & Life Lesson
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #3 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, Spin Side Kick
  4. Pad Drills: #1 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, #2 Side Kick
  5. Self Defense: One hand to one wrist release, Two hand to one wrist release, Two hand to two wrist release, Backwards Fall, Stand in Base, Back Choke w/ Forearm Grab

Blue Belt Stripes

  1. Belt Tying & Life Lesson
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #3 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, Spin Side Kick
  4. Pad Drills: #1 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, #2 Side Kick, Spin Heel Kick
  5. Self Defense: One hand to one wrist release, Two hand to one wrist release, Two hand to two wrist release, Backwards Fall, Stand in Base, Back Choke w/ Forearm Grab, Forward Roll, Upa Mount Escape
  6. Board Breaking: 2 Hand Techniques 

Brown - Red Belt Stripes

  1. Belt Tying & Life Lesson
  2. Form
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #3 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, Spin Side Kick
  4. Pad Drills: #1 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, #2 Side Kick, Jump Spin Heel
  5. Self Defense: One hand to one wrist release, Two hand to one wrist release, Two hand to two wrist release, Backwards Fall, Stand in Base, Back Choke w/ Forearm Grab, Forward Roll, Upa Mount Escape
  6. Board Breaking
    1. Brown Belts, L1 Red, and L2 Red: 1 hand technique and 1 kick
    2. L3 Red: 2 hand techniques and 1 kick

Black Belt Stripes

  1. Belt Tying & Life Lesson
  2. Form 
  3. Sparring Combination: #1 Triple Round Kick, #3 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, Spin Side Kick
  4. Pad Drills: #1 Side Kick, #3 Side Kick, #2 Side Kick, Jump Spin Heel  
  5. Self Defense: One hand to one wrist release, Two hand to one wrist release, Two hand to two wrist release, Backwards Fall, Stand in Base, Back Choke w/ Forearm Grab, Forward Roll, Upa Mount Escape
  6. Board Breaking
    1. 1st Degrees: 2 hand techniques & 2 kicks
    2. 2nd Degrees: 2 hand techniques & 2 kicks (at least 1 jump kick)
    3. 3rd Degrees: 2 hand techniques & 3 kicks (at least 1 jump kick and 1 spin kick)

 

Testimonials

Read what people are saying about our programs.

 


"I think the academy is well-organized and flexible, and the instructors are keeping a good balance between the discipline required by martial arts and the softness the tender age of 8 requires."

--Yiannis A.

 
"The year that we started at Tiger Rock, my son was struggling in many ways. He has been diagnosed with a mild case of benign essential tremors. This is a neurological disorder that causes mild tremors in his arms and hands. It helps in every area in which he needs help:  balance, coordination, and strength. I have to say that the biggest change I’ve seen in Owen is his confidence.  A big part of that is from Taekwondo. He BELIEVES he can do anything and he has developed a very good work ethic to be able to do what everyone else does."
--Michele M.
 
"My son and I started Taekwondo together when he was 8 years old.  We stayed with it and went on to earned our black belts together.  Now that he's a teenager, we still both agree it's one of the best things we could have done together.  It really gave us something to connect on.  Now we'll always cherish the accomplishment, the shared interest and the shared time."
 
Catherine S.
 
 
"This morning Hudson set the table for breakfast while I was cooking. He said, 'Mama, that's self-discipline.' Then he explained to his sister and baby sister the difference between discipline and self-discipline. When I told him that was pretty important, he replied, 'We learn more in karate than just moves, Mama.'"
 
Jennifer C.

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