Midtown Taekwondo

3rd & 4th Grade Red Belt

Free Sparring Rules


(30 moves, left foot returns)
Choong Moo was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty.  He was reputed to have invented the first armored battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine.  The reason this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentialality, checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king. 

Free Sparring Strategies


Testing is an important part of the CTF teaching program.  You must prepare by learning all your patterns and definitions.  In addition at Green Belt and above, you will be expected to demonstrate what you have learned regarding free sparring.  At Blue Belt and above, you will be expected to participate in a power demonstration by breaking wood at each testing.  Be sure you have discussed your breaking techniques with your instructor and received approval of your selection prior to the testing.  Wood is provided at the testing. 

Come to the testing a little early to allow time to warm up and ask any last minute question you may have.  Remember, this is a formal occasion and requires that you wear your traditional white uniform!

You must to register in advance of the testing date.  See your instructor to register and pay your testing fee. 

Additionally, all white belts and any students whose membership has expired in the Choong Sil Taekwondo Federation will need to complete a CTF membership card and pay the annual membership fee of $40.00 before they test.  

Testing is a very special occasion and a great time to demonstrate to your family and friends how much you have achieved.  Be sure to bring them with you to the testing. 

One of the main goals during free sparring is safety, for this reason, the following rules will be strictly enforced: 

  • Light contact.

  • No kicks or punches below the belt or to the back. 

  • No grabbing. 

  • All moves must exhibit good form, no careless swinging, or blind techniques.

  • Stay in your sparring area, do not hit the walls, mirrors, or other people sparring.

Meaning of the Red BeltRed Belt signifies danger, warning the student to exercise control and the opponent to stay away.

Set 6 - Axe kick & jump kicks

6.1 Closed Stance - Front hand inward block, reverse punch, rear leg axe kick.  
6.2 Open Stance - Downward parry block, counter with a rear leg double action round kick. 
6.3 Either Stance - Counter a punch with the jump away side kick. 
6.4 Either Stance - Lead leg skipping side kick, front hand back fist, reverse punch.
6.5 Closed Stance - Lead leg axe kick, land away lead leg side kick.

**High rank red belts need to be able to rotary jog for

three minutes and forty seconds (3:40) without stopping.

Low Rank Patterns