CADETS (Pre-Teens) 8-12 years old
Ranking from Gup-1 to I DAN.
II Dan eligibility = age minimum 12 yrs old
Tounament Event Eligibility School, Regional, National, World Cup
For those who are advancing to
1st Degree Black Belt (I DAN)
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CADET SPARRING VIDEOS
Pre-Junior (Cadet) Girl Sparring
Pre Teen Junior (Cadets) Boys Sparring
Pre Teen Junior (Cadets) Boys Training for Sparring
10th-1st Gup Color Belt Videos - Diagrams/Detailed Description (Click on Colored Belt TUL BELOW for details CLICK on the Pattern NAME under PATTERN.)
I -II Dan Black Belt Videos (Click on Black Belt TUL BELOW for Pattern) Advancement to II DAN as Cadet age must be 13 years old.
TAEKWON-DO INSTRUCTION FOR CADETS
Taekwon-Do instruction which includes Fitness, Stretching, Fundamentals, Patterns, Sparring, Self Defense & Breaking is introduced to Color Belt students who have either had some or no training in the Korean Art of Taekwon-Do. Those which have had experience will be evaluated for their ability and advanced appropriately. Those who are novices to the Martial Arts World will begin from Fundamental instruction beginning at ages 8 to 50+years of age. All students experienced or novice must acknowledge ITF style Fundamentals, Patterns, Board Breaking, and Self Defense technique requirements as well as a basic understanding of self discipline in order to advance in Rank.
Advancing in Rank is NOT the "most" important, but one of many requirements necessary to become a good practitioner of ITF Taekwon-do. The Five Tenets, are qualities that should be understood and embodied in all the behaviors of a successful ITF Martial Artist and practiced while attending any ITF or Taekwon-do Instructional Dojang. Training is not limited to your specific Dojang, but will include attendance at: International Instructors Course called IIC's; International Umpire Course IUC's; National and International Technical Seminars that may apply to your Ranking as a Red Belt or higher.
At our instructor IV DAN Mr. Samuel Lewis has been a Taekwon-do student himself for over 15 years beginning his instruction having obtained membership by first joining the American Taekwondo Association ATA in 1999. After having attained the rank of II DAN entering over 170 tournaments across the United States, Mr. Lewis in 2009 became a member of ITF-USA where he learned from the very basics up to his current rank all the fundamental components that has enabled him to become a well certified ITF Taekwon-Do International Instructor.
1. At basic Developmental Skills earn Advancement through testing and is awarded by Four Color Stars attached to the Dobok collar of each student. This basic Developmental Skills award system will carry over to Junior students. So the Star Awards for TKD, Mind, Attitude and Life Skills will be awarded from 3-17 year old Taekwon-Do Students. All four skills will be given a score and combined with a Team Score in the Total divided by 4 will determine the Color Star Awarded to both ITF Kids, ITF Cadet and ITF Junior Students
1. TKD Skills,
2. Fitness Skills,
3. Mind Skills,
4. Life Skills,
GOLD Star 90 -100 points
SILVER Star 80 - 89 points
BLUE Star 70 - 79 points
2. At basic Martial Arts Skills earn Advancement through testing and is awarded by higher level belts.
These are the 10 Color Belt
1. White Belt with No Stripe
2. White Belt with Vertical Yellow stripe
3. Yellow Belt with No Stripe
4. Yellow Belt with Vertical Green Stripe
5. Green Belt with No Stripe
6. Green Belt with Vertical Blue Stripe
7. Blue Belt with No Stripe
8. Blue Belt with Vertical Red Stripe
9. Red Belt with No Stripe
10. Red Belt with Vertical Black Stripe
Black Belt Rank Advancement is being prepared for and all Black Belts (and those who advanced to 1st Dan, require increasingly more and more time and learning as one progresses from 1st Dan to 9th Dan
A HIGHER UNDERSTANDING IN THE MEANING OF EACH BELT
White signifies a birth, or beginning, of a seed. A white belt student is a beginner searching for knowledge of the Art.
Yellow signifies the first beam of sunlight which shines upon the seed giving it new strength with the beginning of new life. A yellow belt student is given his/her first ray of knowledge, opening his mind, from an instructor.
Green signifies the growth of the seed as it sprouts from the earth reaching toward the sun and begins to grow into a plant. A green belt student learns to further develop and refine his/her techniques.
Blue signifies the blue sky as the plant continues to grow toward it. A blue belt student moves up higher in rank just as the plant grows taller. The light feeds the plant so it can continue to grow. The student is fed additional knowledge of the Art in order for his/her body and mind continue to grow and develop.
Red signifies the red-hot heat of the Sun as the plant continues growing toward it. A red belt student is higher in rank, he/she acquires more detailed knowledge and, just as the plant grows slowly toward the Sun, so the red belt student learns to be more cautious as his/her knowledge and physical abilities increase.
Black signifies the darkness beyond the Sun. A black belt seeks new knowledge of the Art. As he/she begins to teach others, he/she begins planting new seeds, his/her students, many of which will take root deep into the Art, blossom and grow through the ranks in a never-ending process of self-growth, knowledge, and enlightenment.