Gup Grading Syllabus
Updated 2020 Version
A guide for instructors and examiners to prepare and test your colour belt students for gup gradings up to Black Belt, consistent with ITF standards
- Complete with Video links to Patterns, Step Sparring and Self Defense
An invaluable resources for instructors and students alike.
Developed by Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree Black Belt
- President & Technical Director – United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia
The Gup Grading Manual ebook sets out suggested testing requirements to achieve rank advancement in ITF Taekwon-Do. You are free to adopt fully, or modify where you feel necessary.
Gradings are an important aspect of any martial arts training as they should indicate and measure the student’s proficiency in that art, and allow further learning to take place. Gradings should be a test of technical ability, knowledge, indomitable spirit, courage, and attitude.
The Grading syllabus outlines all areas that need to be fulfilled in order to test for rank promotion: these requirements include Patterns, Fundamental movements (Blocking, Kicking, Striking, Stances), Sparring, Breaking Techniques, Terminology and Theory, Self Defence and any additional requirements.
Also note that active training time and attendance requirements are also set out and should be adhered to.
The grading syllabus is designed specifically for all Thoroughbred Taekwon-Do schools, encompassing a wide range of self-defense oriented movements and theories, whilst also being consistent with the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s requirements.
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