current curriculum &

testing requirements

songahm taekwondo oath

Adults and Teens

Beginning of Class

Ma'am/Sir: I will practice in the spirit of Tae Kwon Do, with courtesy to fellow students, loyalty to my instructor, and respect for my juniors and seniors, Ma'am/Sir.

Adults and Teens

End of Class

Ma'am/Sir: I shall live with perseverance in the spirit of Tae Kwon Do, having honor to others, integrity within myself, and self-control in my actions, Ma'am/Sir.

ATA Karate Kids

Ma'am/Sir: Each day I will live by honoring my parents and instructors, practicing to the best of my abilities, and by having courtesy and respect for everyone I meet, Ma'am/Sir.

ATA Tiny Tigers

Ma'am/Sir: I promise to be a good person, with knowledge in my head, honesty in my heart, strength in my body, to make good friends. And work hard so one day I can be a Black Belt, Ma'am/Sir.

May-June 2020

FORM: SOGAHM 1, COMPLETE

LIFE SKILL: COMMUNICATION

Requirements to be fulfilled before being invited to test:

Students must earn 4 stripes on their belt.

1st stripe: Technique

  1. Round kick: demonstrate chamber-extension-rechamber

  2. Hand technique: reaction force hand always to the same position with equal force

  3. High block, low block, inner forearm block: clear forearm rotation at the end​​

  4. Side kick

    1. pivot timed with extension

    2. strength to hold extension for 2 seconds.

2nd stripe: Form

  1. Timing: feet and hands end together.

  2. Strong yells while doing both side kicks

  3. Be able to perform entire form without prompting

  4. Perform the entire form with rhythm and phrasing. 

3rd stripe: Parents’ Stripe

A task set up parents for the student to complete on their own for 5 days in a row without being reminded. Students will be allowed to test without this stripe bit will not receive the new belt if they pass. 

4th stripe: Fitness

  1. Be able to do 25 round kicks per leg with full extension, while holding onto a chair/bar

  2. Be able to do 5 push-up prep: starting with arms fully extended, lowering down slowly, and hovering for 2 seconds before relaxing

 

At Testing, students will be tested on the above material as well as the following:

 

Sparring Drills

  1. Quick half-steps (no shuffle step) forward and back in two diagonal lines with a quick counter punch before returning to original position

  2. Different sets of 4-count footwork.

Self Defense

  1. Review step back-turtle-palm heel strikes

  2. combatives.


 

March-April 2020

FORM: SOGAHM 1

LIFESKILL: BELIEF

Requirements to be fulfilled before being invited to test:

Students must earn 4 stripes on their belt.

1st stripe: Technique

  1. Front kick: demonstrate chamber-extension-rechamber

  2. Stances: demonstrate front stance (front knee bent, back knee straight) and middle stance (feet about double shoulder width, weight distributed evenly.)

  3. Fists: fingers curled tight, placement of thumb

  4. Hight block

    1. beginning position: by the waist

    2. trajectory: go across the body

    3. ending position: higher than the head and away from the forehead

  5. Side kick

    1. standing foot pivoted: heel pointing to target

    2. kicking leg

      1. chamber knee slightly higher than foot

      2. trajectory: heel pushing out in a straight line. 

      3. note: do not kick high at this time. 

2nd stripe: Form

Be able to do the first 9 moves of the form, Songahm 1, as instructor calls out the move. Memorization not necessary. 

 

3rd stripe: Parents’ Stripe

A task set up parents for the student to complete on their own for 5 days in a row without being reminded. Students will be allowed to test without this stripe bit will not receive the new belt if they pass. 

 

4th stripe: Attendance

Student has to attend at least 10 classes to be eligible to test. 

 

At Testing, students will be tested on the above material as well as the following:

Sparring Drills

  1. foot work: move led by leg closest to direction. No shuffling. 

  2. hands: 4 defense zones as called out by number and as reaction from instructor “attacking” with foam stick. 

Self Defense

  1. Step back, hands open up by face, steady gaze, strong voice: “Step back!”

  2. “Turtle” if necessary: cover head with elbows hugging head tight.


 

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