Meaning of the Green Belt – Green signifies the plant’s growth as Taekwondo skills are developing. 


(38 moves, left foot returns)
Yul Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi-I (1536-1584), nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea”.  The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38th degree latitude and the diagram ( + ) represents scholar. 

Free Sparring Rules


Testing is an important part of the CTF teaching program.  You must prepare by learning all your patterns, definitions, and sparring sets.  In addition at Green Belt and above, you will be expected to demonstrate what you have learned regarding free sparring. 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. 

Free Sparing Strategies

3rd & 4th Grade Green Belts 

Set 2 - Spin kicks, front hand punch following a reverse punch

2.1 Closed Stance - Inward parry block, counter with a spin side kick.  
2.2 Open Stance - Downward parry block, counter with a spin heel kick.  
2.3 Closed Stance - Inward parry block, reverse punch, front punch, step away spin side kick. 
2.4 Either Stance - Step together side kick, spin side kick
2.5 Closed Stance - Double round kick, spin heel kick 

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

two minutes and twenty seconds (2:20) without stopping.

Low Rank Patterns

Midtown Taekwondo

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 hand techniques to the head.

  • 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.