International Taekwon-Do Federation

Saskatchewan GTF Basic Belt Test Questions

Note: This is a list of sample questions that you may be asked during a belt test. It is by no means comprehensive and should not be considered as such. Ask your Instructor for any further questions. The manual has almost all of the answers to the questions you may be asked. It is to your benefit to have a copy of the manual.

1. Who is the founder and president of GTF ?
Grand Master Park Jung Tae, 9th degree black belt

2. What year was TaeKwon-Do founded?
April 11, 1955

3. In what nation was TaeKwon-Do founded?

4. When did TaeKwon-Do come to Canada?

5. What is the name of the international TaeKwon-Do organization to which you belong?
Global TaeKwon-Do Federation (GTF ).

6. What is the name of the provincial TaeKwon-Do organization to which you belong?
Saskatchewan GTF TaeKwon-Do Incorporated (Saskatchewan GTF TaeKwon-Do Inc.)

7. Who is the Chief Instructor for this province?
Mr. Washington Celis, 6th degree black belt.

8. Why do students bow to the flag, instructor and senior students?
To show respect to our nation, instructor and seniors.

9. What are the tenets of TaeKwon-Do and what does each one mean?

Courtesy - Ye Ui
Integrity - Yom Chi
Perseverance - In Nae
Self-Control - Guk Gi
Indomitable Spirit - Baekjul Bool Gool

10. What is the GTF Student's Oath and what does each statement mean?

As a member of the Global TaeKwon-Do Federation I shall:
- Respect rank and seniors
- Be courteous to others
- Be loyal and trustworthy
- Strive for world peace and harmony
- Act in the true spirit of TaeKwon-Do

11. What is the Student's Oath and what does each statement mean?

- I shall observe the tenets of TaeKwon-Do
- I shall respect the instructor and seniors
- I shall never misuse TaeKwon-Do
- I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
- I shall build a more peaceful world.

12. What are the Korean names for:

a) President - Chung-Jae Sabum Nim Gae
b) Grand Master (9th degree) - Sa Sun Nim Gae
c) Master Instructor (7th and 8th degree) - Sigh Sabum Nim Gae
d) International Instructor (4th degree to 6th degree) - Guk-Jae Sabum Nim Gae
e) Head Instructor (1st to 3rd degree) - Sabum Nim Gae
f) Assistant Instructor - Bu Sabum Nim Gae
g) Examining Instructor(s) - Sim Sa Kwon Nim Gae
h) Attention - Charyot
i) Bow - Kyong Ye
j) Ready - Junbi
k) Training Hall - Do Jang
l) Uniform - Do Bok
Also refer to the Terminology section of the manual

13. How many grades of colour belt are there?
There are 15.

14. How many colour belts are there and what do they signify?
There are 6.

WHITE: Signifies innocence as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of TaeKwon-Do.
YELLOW: Signifies the earth or the seed from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the TaeKwon-Do foundation is being laid.
GREEN: Signifies the plant's growth as the TaeKwon-Do skills begin to develop.
BLUE: Signifies the heavens towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in TaeKwon-Do progresses.
RED: Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
BLACK: Is the opposite of white, therefore, signifies the maturity and proficiency in TaeKwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear.

15. How many degrees of black belt are there?
There are 9.

16. Why are there nine degrees of black belt?
The number nine is the highest single digit number. It is also made up of 3's (3 x 3). In the orient, the number three carries high esteem. The ideograph for 3 contains three horizontal lines symbolizing respectively from top to bottom heaven, mankind and earth.
Also three groups of 3 represent as black belt degrees: first group (1 st, 2 nd, 3 rd) - novice; second group (4 th, 5 th, 6 th) - puberty, and third group (7 th, 8 th, 9 th) - maturity.

17. How many patterns are there?
Originally there were 24 patterns. Presently Grand Master Park Jung Tae, president and founder of the GTF , plans to create a new pattern every year to stimulate growth in the GTF . To date, two new patterns, Jee-Goo and Jook-Am, have been created and taught to GTF students.

18. What are the purposes of patterns?
Patterns enable students to:
a. develop sparring techniques against one or more imaginary opponents
b. master body shifting and balance
c. build strength and breath control
d. develop fluid and rhythmical movements
e. develop timing.

19. Know the number of movements in each of the patterns up to your belt level. Know the name and purpose of each movement (blocks, kicks, strikes, punches and stances). Know the meaning of the patterns up to your belt level.

20. Know the difference between full face, half face and side face while performing a technique.

21. Know how to demonstrate all of the kicks, blocks strikes and stances up to your belt level.

22. Know the measurements and weight distribution for each stance.

23. Know the step sparring up to your belt level. What is the purpose of step sparring?

24. Know at least ten vital spots of the human body.

25. Know the difference between major and minor vital spots of the human body.

26. Know the names of the striking parts of your hands and feet.

27. What are the 7 components of the Theory of Power?
Refer to the section on the Theory of Power herein to help explain each component:.- Breath Control, concentration, equilibrium, mass, reaction force, sine wave motion and speed

28. Know the difference between live movements and dead movements

29. Black belt candidates should be prepared to write a paper on a TaeKwon-Do related topic (given by the Examiners Board).

30. How do you describe the style of TaeKwon-Do that we practice?
Chang Hun


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