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Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do
5429 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Basic Belt Test Questions


The Five tenets of Taekwon-do and what each one means

Ye Ui Courtesy Treating others the way you want to be treated. Treating those around you with respect and consideration.
Yom Chi Integrity Being honesty and trustworthy in all areas of your life.
In Nae Perseverance Sticking to a task until it is completed.
Guk Gi Self-Control Controlling your actions, mouth, and emotions.
Baekjul Bool Gool Indomitable Spirit Standing up for what is right, no matter who or how many stand against you. Being undaunted by any task or odds.

The student oath - I shall:

  • Observe the tenets of Taekwon-do
  • Respect instructors and seniors
  • Be a champion of freedom and justice
  • Build a more peaceful world
  • Never misuse Taekwondo

What the belt colors mean

White Beginning A seed of knowledge being planted.
Yellow Foundation Traditional building blocks of Taekwon-do.
Green Development Expansion of learning.
Blue Understanding having a clearer perception of Taekwon-do training.
Red Caution Danger resulting from using techniques not fully understood, due to short training time.
Black Calmness Confidence.

Titles of Instructors

Boo Sabum Nim First through third degree.
Sabum Nim Fourth through sixth degree.
Sa Hyung Nim Seventh through eighth degree.
Sa Sung Nim Ninth degree.
Jung Se Jae Nim Founder.
Jung Jae Nim President.

TaekwonDo family tree

Your Taekwondo family treat (part of the green belt verbal) consists of you, your instructor -Mrs. Carol Van Zile, her instructor, Master Robert N. Wheatley, Grand Master Choi, Jung Hwa and his instructor and father General Choi, Hong Hi.

Concepts for Good Students

  • Learning A. Never tire of learning. A good student can learn anywhere any time. This is the secret of knowledge. B. A student must always be eager to learn and ask questions.
  • Sacrifice A good student must be willing to sacrifice for his art and instructor. Many students feel their training is a commodity bought with monthly dues , and are unwilling to take part in demonstrations, teaching, and working around the do jang,. An instructor can afford to lose this type of student.
  • Example Always set a good example for lower-ranking students. It is only natural they will attempt to emulate senior students.
  • Loyalty A. Always be loyal and never criticize the instructor, Taekwondo, or the teaching methods. If you disagree with your instructor on something, the private setting is the appropriate place to to discuss the disagreement.B. Never betray the instructor.
  • Techniques If an instructor teaches a technique, practice it and attempt to utilize it.
  • Conduct Remember that a student’s conduct outside the do jang reflects on the art and the instructor.
  • Cross Training If a student adopts a technique from another do jang and the instructor disapproves of it the student must discard it immediately or train at the gym where the technique was learned.
  • Respect Never be disrespectable to the instructor. Though a student is allowed to disagree with the instructor, the student must first follow the instruction and then discuss the matter later.

Theories of Power

Reaction Force A A jet engine is pushed by the speed of the exhaust gases or action-reaction.
Reaction Force B Two cars will crash head on or summation of forces.
Concentration The smaller the striking surface of the attacking tool, the greater the penetration, giving the same amount of energy.
Equilibrium Loss of balance and the elevation of the center of balance will reduce the amount of energy delivered to a target.
Breath Control A Timing the contraction of the muscle groups with exhalation delivering and amplifying the power.
Breath Control B By expelling air at each movement, we avoid the loss of energy.
Breath Control C Ki-yap can unnerve an opponent.
Breath Control D Ki-yap stiffens the body at the right moment to help withstand a blow.
Mass Body weight adds to the delivered energy, provided all elements of the theory of power are observed.
Speed The acceleration of the fist or foot does not damage a target. It is the sudden stop that occurs when the fist hits its target that imparts energy. Mass and time to target are crucial.
Speed & Reflex Any technique delivered faster than an opponent’s reaction time will strike its target without being blocked.
Speed & Strength Application of pleiometric principles (strength and speed training) greatly enhances the energy delivered to a target.



Sunday: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Carol DeGroff-Van Zile
Great Lakes Global Taekwon-do
5429 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: 419-882-9934