New Century Taekwon-Do

BLACK BELT 1st DAN


You will need to know everything from the previous grades also learn about some of the history of taekwon-do the 9 secrets of taekwon-do:

1 - to study the theory of power thoroughly
2 - to clearly understand the purpose and meaning of each movement
3 - to bring the movement of eyes hand feet and breath into ne single coordinated action
4 - to choose the appropriate tool for each vital spot
5 - to become familiar with the correct angle and distance of attack and defence
6 - keep both arms and legs bent slightly whilst the movement is in motion
7 - all movements must begin with a backward motion with very few exceptions
8 - to create a sine wave during the motion by utilizing the knee spring
9 - Exhale briefly at the moment of each contact, except during connecting motion.

1ST DAN PATTERNS:

KWANG-GAE 39 MOVEMENTS; 
PO-EUN 36 MOVEMENTS  
GE-BAEK 44 MOVEMENTS

KWANG-GAE is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne.

PO-EUN is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram represents his unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty.

GE-BAEK is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline.