Midtown Taekwondo

1st Grade Red Belt

Low Rank Patterns


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. 

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

Free Sparring Strategies


(29 moves, right foot returns)
Hwa Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century.  The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Taekwondo developed into maturity. 

Free Sparring Rules

Set 5 - Front kick & hand techniques to the head

5.1 Closed Stance - Inward parry block, front hand back fist to the head, reverse punch to the body.  
5.2 Closed Stance - Inward parry block, reverse punch to the body, front punch to the head, double round kick. 
5.3 Either Stance - Counter a punch with the lead leg front kick, front punch to the head.  
5.4 Open Stance - Rear leg front kick, round kick combination land forward with a front hand back fist. 
5.5 Open Stance - Lead leg front kick, turning round kick, spin heel kick

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

 three minutes and twenty seconds (3:20) without stopping.

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.