1st Kup - Black Tag
Choong-Moo: "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will just be the beginning."
List of set sparring required for this grading.
Three step 1-10
Two step 1-8
Syllabus one step 1-4
Student’s own one step 4, one with a take down
Kicking one step 1 x front kick, 1 x turning
PATTERN: CHOONG MOO
ONE STEP NUMBER 4
Yi Sun Sin is an incredibly important character in human history known for his strength of character and courage. For more information on his contribution to Korean history, visit the official Korean website http://www.prkorea.com/yisunsin/quotes.htm
The significance of the pattern finishing with a left hand attack can be explained as follows: Most people are right handed so the insinuation is that a left hand attack is somehow weaker and less effective than a right hand attack -indicating "holding back" or some form of restraint and curtailing of strength.
Despite all the obstacles put into Yi Sun Sin's way during his life, the mistrust of him by the King and the betrayal by his peers, despite no wrongdoing on his part, his courage, grace, humility and loyalty to those who betrayed him earned him many posthumous titles and recognition. His life was viewed to have been short of what he could have achieved and therefore he was recognised as never having been allowed to reach his full potential.