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Kids & Adult Taekwondo

CLASS HANDBOOK

STUDENT CREED

I will develop myself in a positive manner, and avoid anything that could reduce my mental growth or physical health.

I will develop self discipline, in order to bring out the best in myself and others.

I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and others, and never be abusive or offensive.

THIS IS A BLACK BELT SCHOOL.

We are dedicated, we are motivated, we achieve through trust and integrity.

KIHAP!

Belt Ranks

Beginner

ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook White Belt
10th GUP - White Belt
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Yellow Belt 1
9th GUP - Yellow Belt 1
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Yellow Belt 2
8th GUP - Yellow Belt 2
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Yellow Belt 3
7th GUP - Yellow Belt 3

Intermediate

ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Blue Belt 1
6th GUP - Blue Belt 1
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Blue Belt 2
5th GUP - Blue Belt 2
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Blue Belt 3
4th GUP - Blue Belt 3
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Red Belt 1
3rd GUP - Red Belt 1
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Red Belt 2
2nd GUP - Red Belt 2

Advanced

ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Red Belt 3
1st GUP - Red Belt 3
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook Cho Dan Bo (Probationary Black Belt)
Cho Dan Bo (Probationary Black Belt)
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook 1st DAN Black Belt
1st DAN Black Belt
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook 2nd DAN Black Belt
2nd DAN Black Belt
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook 3rd DAN Black Belt
3rd DAN Black Belt
ATI Martial Arts Ellenbrook 4th DAN Black Belt
4th DAN Black Belt (Master Level)

Gradings

Students earn their next belt level by demonstrating their skills at gradings. ATI gradings are held every 3 months at the ATI Martial Arts headquarters in Malaga. In order to be eligible to graduate, a student must FIRST earn the Skill Stripes that are required for the current syllabus. 

Skill Stripes are represented as coloured tags on the student’s belt. These are only awarded by instructors when a student has reached a reasonable level of competence in that area. Each syllabus requires different Skill Stripes. 

Skills are represented by the following colours:

BOARD BREAKING

KICKING

SELF-DEFENCE

PATTERN

BOXING

How to tie your Taekwondo belt

RIGHT OVER LEFT, then LEFT OVER RIGHT!

Watch our video tutorial below.

Class Etiquitte

Bowing

Students must bow at the entrance (facing inside) when entering and exiting class. If a student arrives late or needs to leave the class (eg. for a toilet or drink break), they must bow to the senior instructor.

ADJUSTING YOUR UNIFORM

Students must face away from the instructor when adjusting their belt or uniform.

Lining Up

When class begins, students are required to line up in rank order. The highest belt stands at the front-right of the class, with the lowest belt at the back-left of the class.

Commands, Terms & Tips

"Cha Ryuht" (cha-ri-yut): Attention

Face the instructor, stand tall with your back straight, hands closed by your side and feet together

"Kyung Nae" (kyoong-nay): Bow

Keep your hands closed by your side and feet together. Face should be looking down.

"Seijak" (si-jak): Begin

Start your pattern or drill.

"AT EASE"

Stop and face the instructor. Stand straight with your hands behind your back, move your left foot out so your feet are shoulder width apart. Respond immediately with, "Ma'am yes Ma'am" / "Sir, yes Sir".

"KIHAP" (kee-up)

A kihap is a yell; a vocal expression of concentrated effort.

"Baro" (bah-row): Return to Starting Position

By default, this is "Junbi" (joon-bee) - the ready stance.

ATI Ellenbrook Martial Arts Junbi

Guarding Stance

By default, the left foot is in front with the body facing slightly to the right. Fists must be up. Sometimes students will be asked to "transform". This is just a mirror of the default stance, with the right foot in front, and body facing to the left.

ATI Ellenbrook Martial Arts Guarding Stance

Basic Kicks

Ap Chagi (ap cha-gee): Front Kick

Bandal Chagi (ban-dal cha-gee): Instep Kick

Dolyo Chagi (dol-yo cha-gee): Turning Kick

Naeryo Chagi (na-ree-oh cha-gee): Axe Kick

Miro Chagi (mee-ro chagi): Push Kick

Yop Chagi (yop cha-gee): Side kick

Dit Chagi (dit cha-gee): Back Kick

Momdolyo Chagi (mom-dol-yo cha-gee): Spinning Kick

Counting in Korean

One: Hana (ha-na)

Two: Dul (dool)

Three: Set (set)

Four: Net (net)

Five: Dasot (da-sot)

Six: Yasot (yo-sot)

Seven: Ilgop (ill-gop)

Eight: Yodol (you-dool)

Nine: Ahop (eye-hop)

Ten: Yeol (yool)

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