Traditional Martial Arts Center

3rd Gup Testing Requirements

Basic Commands


The energy or universal life force that flows through all things

Muk Yum



“A direct seeing into one’s true nature”; an attitude and way of life which cherishes but is not attached to every aspect of life.


Pyung Ahn Odan

Calm and Peace of Mind, Fifth.

Bong Hyung Ibu

First Bo Form.

Kicking Techniques

Idan Tolyo Ahneso Pahkero Chagi 

Jump Spinning Inside Outside Kick

One Steps

Continue Advanced One Steps

Demonstrate 10+ Advanced One Steps.

Self Defense

Mount Escape

Successfully escape from a mounted position.

Other Information

Hard vs. Soft Martial Arts Styles

Hard martial arts focus primarily on forceful strikes or blows. Soft styles usually focus on deflecting or redirecting an attacker’s force to his or her disadvantage.


The handing down of knowledge, beliefs and customs from one generation to another. 


“Way of the Empty Hand.” In Okinawa, this martial art was called “T?de.” Gichin Funakoshi is credited with bringing Karate to Japan, where its popularity grew to the point that it is now considered a Japanese martial art.

Kung Fu

“Achievement through great effort.” Kung Fu is used as an umbrella term for all martial arts of Chinese origin. 


“Gentle Way.” This Japanese martial art was developed by Dr. Jigoro Kano and was heavily influenced by Japanese Jujutsu.


“Way of the Foot and Fist.” A Korean martial art developed during the same time as Tang Soo Do. 


“Way of Union with Ki.” A Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba in 1942. Aikido emphasizes non-aggressiveness and harmony.