The Tenets of Taekwondo are Courtesy Integrity Perseverance Self Control Indomitable Spirit

10th Kup /White:
Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do. Beginners in TaeKwon-Do start at 10th Kup. Four Directional punching forms part of the grading requirements for 9th Kup (yellow tag). 

Theory:

  • Taekwondo is a Korean martial art
  • Translated from Korean, "Tae" literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot. "Kwon" means a fist and "Do" means art, way or method.
  • The five tenets of Taekwondo are; courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit 

Four Directional Punching (1-4):

Movements:
There are fourteen movements in total: seven moves performed rotating in a counter-clockwise direction pivoting on the left foot and starting with a right handed punch and then repeating the moves rotating in a clockwise direction pivoting on the right foot and starting with a left handed punch.