Black Belt Training Course

World Taekwondo Federation Black Belt Course
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Black Belt | 1st Dan

Significance of Black belt
• A stage for self-improvement through utilizing previous knowledge.
• This is the stage of endless possibilities of which we cannot yet foresee.

Basic Movement 기본동작 (Kibon Dong-Jark)
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Knife hand low block

by Master SJ. Woo |

Let's learn new hand technique for poomsae Koryo for first dan black belt students. Name in Korean it is called 손날아래막기 Sonnal- arae-makki.


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ArgweeSon - Khaljaebi

by Master SJ. Woo |

Let's learn new hand technique for poomsae Koryo for first dan black belt students. Name in Korean it is called 아귀손 칼재비 ArgweeSon-Khaljaebi.


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Khaljaebi strike followed by cross block

by Master SJ. Woo |

Let's learn Khaljaebi knee strike followed by cross double outer body block for poomsae Koryo for first dan black belt students. Name in Korean it is called 칼재비 무릎 눌러꺾고 몸통 헤쳐막기 Khaljaebi-Mureup-Nullo-Kkokkgo-Momtong-Hecho-Makki.


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Target strike with fist

by Master SJ. Woo |

Let's learn new hand technique for poomsae Koryo for first dan black belt students. Name in Korean it is called 주먹 표적 지르기 Jumeok- pyojeok-jireugi.


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Reverse spear hand thrust

by Master SJ. Woo |

Let's learn new hand technique for poomsae Koryo for first dan black belt students. Name in Korean it is called 편손끝 제쳐 찌르기 Pyonson-kkeut-jecho-jireugi.


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Palm block with downward motion

by Master SJ. Woo |

Let's learn new hand technique for poomsae Koryo for first dan black belt students. Name in Korean it is called 바탕손 눌러막기 Batang-son-nullo-makki.


Basic Stances 기본서기(Kibon-Sergi)
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Tong-milgi Serki.

by Master SJ. Woo | 통밀기 준비서기

In this lesson, I will explain about tong milgi stance that appears in the beginning of your first black belt form (poomsae) Koryo.


One Step Sparring 한번 겨루기(Hanbun-Kyoroogi)
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Twist block and repeated side kick

by Master SJ. Woo | 손날 비틀어 막은후 거듭 옆차고 지르기

In this video you will learn how to use twist knife hand block and repeated side kick followed by middle punch. In Korean 손날 비틀어 막은후 거듭 옆차고 지르기 Sonnal bee-teuler markunhoo-gerdeup yopchargo-jireugi.


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Repeated side kick followed by outside sweep

by Master SJ. Woo | 손날 비틀어 막은후 거듭 옆차고 지르며 밧다리 걸어 넘기기

In this video you will learn how to use twist knife hand block and repeated side kick followed by middle punch with outside sweep against punch. In Korean 손날 비틀어 막은후 거듭 옆차고 지르며 밧다리 걸어 넘기기Sonnal bee-teuler markunhoo-gerdeup yopchargo-jireumer-bartdari-girler-numkiki.


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Repeated kick followed by shoulder throw

by Master SJ. Woo | 손날 비틀어 막은후 거듭 옆차고 지르며 업어치기

In this video you will learn how to use twist knife hand block and repeated side kick followed by middle punch with shoulder throw against punch. In Korean 손날 비틀어 막은후 거듭 옆차고 지르며 업어치기 Sonnal bee-teuler markunhoo-gerdeup yopchargo-jireumer-uperchiki.


Form 품새 (Poomsae)
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Koryo | Explanation View

by Master SJ. Woo |

Koryo poomsae symbolizes "seonbae" which means a learned man, who is characterized by a strong martial sprit as well as a righteous learned man's sprit. The sprit had been inherited through the ages of Koryo, Palhae and down to Koryo, which is the background of organizing the Koryo poomsae.


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Koryo | Front View

by Master SJ. Woo |

The new techniques appearing in this poomsae are kodeum-chagi, opeun-sonnal-bakkat-chigi, sonnal- arae-makki, khaljaebi-mureup-nullo-kkokki, momtong-hecho-makki, jumeok- pyojeok-jireugi, pyonson-kkeut-jecho-jireugi, batang-son-nullo-makki, palkup-yop-chagi, me-jumeok-arae-pyojeok-chigi, etc, which only black-belters can practice.


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Koryo | Multi View

by Master SJ. Woo |

The jumbi-seogi is the tong-milgi that requires mental concentration by positioning the hand in between the upper abdomen and the lower abdomen where "sin"[divine] and "jeong"[spirit] converge. The line of poomsae represents the Chinese letter, which means "seonbae" or "seonbi", a learned man or a man virtue in the Korean language.


Basic Kick 기본 발차기(Kibon-Bal-Chagi)
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Repeated side kick

by Master SJ. Woo | 거듭 옆차기 (Ger-Deup Yop-Charki)

In order to complete poomsae Koryo and one step sparring in this course student must learn how to execute this kick properly. Flexibility and balance are key factor for this kick.


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Front Kick and Round House Kick as repeated kick

by Master SJ. Woo | 앞차고 돌려 거듭차기

Another repeated kick using front kick and round house kick. Front kick used as feint to bring your opponent’s guard down to create opening for high section for round house kick. Flexibility and agility are the key factor for this kick.


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Skipping Jumping Reverse Back Kick

by Master SJ. Woo | 한발주고 뛰어몸돌아 뒤차기

This kick is the variation of the stepping Jumping back Kick. Better to understand this kicking technique, you can think of doing one pivot step forward followed by jumping back kick in the air at the same time. The speed and power generated by quick rotation of the upper body in the air.


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Skipping Jumping Reverse Hook Kick

by Master SJ. Woo | 한발주고 뛰어몸돌아 뒤 후려차기

This kick is the variation of the stepping Jumping reverse hook Kick. You can think of doing one pivot step forward followed by jumping reverse hook kick in the air simultaneously. The speed and power generated by quick stepping and rotation of the whole body is transferred into the circular sweeping motion of the leg in the air.


Combination kicks 연결 발차기(Younkyul-Bal-Chagi)
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Skipping jumping back and hook kick combinations

by Master SJ. Woo | (Front view)

Practicing a combination of kicks will help you to improving the ability to make the proper kick selection on the moving opponent during sparring. Watch the demo of combinations that using skipping jumping kicks.


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Skipping jumping back and hook kick combinations

by Master SJ. Woo

Practicing a combination of kicks will help you to improving the ability to make the proper kick selection on the moving opponent during sparring. Watch the demo of combinations that using skipping jumping kicks.

• 거듭 옆차고 뒤차기 | Repeated side kick followed by back kick.
• 앞차고 돌려차기 후 뒤후려차기. | Front kick and round house kick as repeated kick followed by reverse hook kick.
• 돌려차고 뛰어몸돌아 뒤차기 | Round house kick followed by skipping jumping back kick.
• 돌려차고 뛰어몸돌아 후려차기 | Round house kick followed by skipping jumping hook kick.


Footwork 발짓기 (Bal Jitki)
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Sparring Side step number 1

by Master SJ. Woo | 비켜짓기 1 (Explanation)

Taekwondo’s footwork includes sliding stepping and running motion to the front, side and rear. In following lessons you will learn some essential side steps.


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Sparring Side step number 2

by Master SJ. Woo | 비켜짓기 2 (Explanation)

All these motions to the front, side and rear are interrelated with kicking and punching technique in accordance of the demand and particular situation. Now let's learn number 2 of 5 side step in this course.


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Sparring Side step number 1- 5 Demonstration

by Master SJ. Woo | 비켜짓기(Demonstration)

This video demonstrates side step #1 through #5 with target kicking drills. I hope you enjoyed this video and find it inspiring!

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