Orange Belt (7th Gup)
The color orange symbolizes the full force of the mid-day sun. In this stage you learn to withstand the strong, intense heat of the sun above. You begin to understand the meaning of perseverance. By this point you must be comfortable asking questions and receiving feedback, both positive and negative. You must also have complete trust in your Master(s) and training partners and strive to be a trustworthy member of the school community.
All testing material from previous ranks will be required.
New Techniques Taught at this Rank
Kicks: Wheel, Spinning Roundhouse (360°)
Forms: Taegeuk Sam Jang
Fighting Combinations: 10-12
Terminology: Korean Terms Section 4
Taekwondo Creed (below)
Foot technique: Jumping Front Kick
Hand technique: Elbow Strike
Sparring: 1-on-1, Full Pads
Goal Green Belt (6th Gup)
Loyalty to country
Obedience to parents and teachers
Respect your elders
Be faithful to your friends
Never take a life without a cause
Never give up, persevere, finish what you start
Never retreat in the face of the enemy
Respect must be earned, not forced upon.
‘Integrity. Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.’
J. C. Watt