As you prepare to test for your Red II Belt, you should take some time to think back to your very first class when you knew little or nothing of the martial arts and what you were about to get yourself into. Remember those moments of frustration when you felt that you just wanted to quit. Was it worth it to continue even when your tired and bruised body was screaming for you to walk away from it all? That’s a question that you must answer. For this test there are virtually no new techniques. This test simply tests you on your ability to apply those techniques that you have learned. Your training should center around reviewing all of your techniques from the most basic and working your way up to the most advanced. You should also attempt to modify the techniques that you have learned and think about how each technique can be adapted in different situations. Your study of the martial arts should be not only physical, but also academic. What makes Tang Soo Do different from Kung Fu, or Karate, or Jujitsu?
The following are your requirements for promotion to Red II Belt:
- BLOCKS: In lieu of blocks, assigned board breaking: using ridge hand, middle punch, jump heel kick, and reverse kick. (Be prepared to perform all blocking techniques if requested by the promotion board.)
- KICKS: Ax kick — front stance.
- Jump front using both legs, combination hook kick followed by spinning hook kick, Quadruple roundhouse (low/high, low/high), combination out-in crescent followed by a reverse kick, combination roundhouse followed by a jumping out-in crescent kick, — back stance.
- Jump reverse kick, jump side kick — back stance and on a bag.
- ONE STEPS: Twelve one steps. No format.
- FORMS: Palgue Hyungs 2, 5, 8, and Bassai. Be prepared to perform Hyungs 1 through 8 and Bassai.
- SPARRING: At least 5 times, (be prepare for more than five rounds.)