A “Testing Cycle” is a student examination that is held monthly, bimonthly or quarterly and evaluates a student under stressful situations.
Normally, a student must test ten times before being awarded the Black Belt
The most practical stance in street defense is the forward square stance.
Our textbook gives four classifications of demonstrations.
A student would have no problem breaking several concrete slabs on bare ground as long as he has the proper stance.
A vital area is an area on the human body where if struck with a hard blow could cause serious injury or death.
When breaking a board with a side chop, the entire edge of the hand is used, from the tip of the little finger down to the wrist.
Board holders must station themselves in a straddle stance before the strike is delivered.
TaeKwonDo makes major joints into weapons.
According to our textbook, it takes approximately 40 pounds of pressure to break on 1” X 12” X 12” pine board.
There are six points of body balance.
According to our textbook there are six vulnerable targets in the chest area.
It makes no difference how the boards are held as long as you strike in the middle.
The “Kukkiwon” is the administrative and research center of the World TaeKwonDo Federation.
The author of our textbook estimates that it takes 250 pounds of pressure to break a red house brick.