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Jung Kwon Martial Arts Asheville
White-Belt #5 Make sure you understand the variations of the outer hand-grab, and what they do for you!
ORAL TEST QUESTIONS:
Remember - the judges are not out to get you! They want to give you the chance to show what you've learned, and the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to use those new skills in applicable situations/scenarios. We are fortunate, in that we have been able to create and maintain friendly relationships with other schools in our local area, and at distant locations as well. That means that you are able to have visiting judges from a very large geographic region, sit your testing boards. And sometimes, our students are lucky enough to get to test in front of well known VIP's, or famous competitors. It's a bragging right that you'll always remember, throughout your martial arts career!
The judges will never ask you anything you haven't been taught in class, and usually each person will only answer a couple of questions. As you progress through the belt ranks, the questions you get will be oriented towards your current testing rank. For example: while beginners may be asked one or two questions about what a stance is called, or how the feet should be placed... mid-ranked students will address subjects such as body-weight distribution in a particular stance, or why a particular chamber is used in a given strike or block. Candidates for Black Belt are often asked to demonstrate why one particular move is done the way it is, or how that move works.
When you are advanced enough to test for instructors' rank or master's rank, the questions will reflect that as well. At that time, you may be asked to demonstrate how to teach a particular technique, or the questions may evolve into explanations of the purpose for even practicng martial arts in the first place (and for those who witnessed the recent Master's Testing this past summer - you know the answer is way more complex than it sounds at first!).
Chamber for second strike
White-Belt #9-12 will be added shortly.
These are memory aides for our students;
Pay attention to the captions, not all moves are shown (first, it's redundant, second, it's space-consuming, third - you need to know them before you can practice them)!
Important reminder: when practicing at home, make sure to remember to use the inside/outside chamber rule for hand techniques, proper hand rotation, and most importantly - good stances! A great technique will be less than full power and slower than full speed, if you aren't in a good, effective stance!
At Jung Kwon Martial Arts, we are very proud of the testing requirements that have been established, to verify and certify your belt rank. You will never be pressured to do something you are unable to do; but you will finish the day, proud of yourself, and satisfied in the quality of your training. Testing at Jung Kwon is about finding new confidence, finding out how much you know, and challenging yourself to do things you never thought you could!
White-Belt #4-B Stepping through, first and second technique. Be sure you understand the various elbow strike-types!
Block and strike
Block, and first strike.
White-Belt#4-A The first technique that moves backwards to clear your face from attack, viewed from both sides.
The Five Tenets:
Basic One-step Procedure (Also called 'formal', or 'traditional' one-steps).
As you progress, you will move into variations of this procedure, called 'non-traditional', 'and then 'free-form' one-steps, and then into several other, more realistic set-ups and variations. There are several good reasons why we start out this way in the beginning; any questions - ask Master Hughes!
4-C Second strike
Basic White Belt Self Defense requirements for your first belt rank test:
These are called "White-Belt 1 - 12". All the ones shown on this page are the BASIC VARIATION, remember that all of these have several variations (as far as footing, right/left handed attacker, moving in or moving out, and so on). You only need to know the basic 'moving in, right-handed attacker' variations for your white belt test. You'll have plenty of time to play with the other variations in class!
Please review any questions about footing, chambers and targets with Master Hughes or one of the Black Belts.
This begins with the same block and strike as #2
Chamber for first strike
4-B Step-Through strike
SOME BASIC THEMES OF BELT TESTS FOR BEGINNERS:
Meanings of some of the words we use in class:
Chung Do Kwan... 'The way of the school, of the the blue wave'. This pertains to the idea of how a simple wave of water carries so much power, that even a seemingly small 12-18" high wave can knock a grown man off his feet.The jist of how we move, carries that idea over into everything we do, so that even a child or a petite woman, can demonstrate (and deliver) much more power than anyone would normally expect them to.
Chung - Blue Wave
Do - the way of
Kwan - School
Charyot - Come to attention
Kyung nyae - Bow
Choon Bee - Assume Ready Stance
Sejak - Begin
Porrow - Stop, come back to ready
Sheh - Rest