Black Belt Test Preparation and Black Belt Information Page

This page provides the historical information you need to test for black belt as well as the information on the current Black Belt Cycle.

 

What's on this Page

Click the Area of Interest Below

Master's Black Belt Review for Black Belt Candidates (as scheduled)

Tang Soo Do Terminology, History and Fact Sheet

Kenpo Terminology, History and Fact Sheet

Code of Conduct - Creed, Tenets and Concepts of Black Belt

MMA History and Fact Sheet

Current Black Belt Cycle Information

Black Bet Testing Dates

The Purpose of Candidate Class

 

Tang Soo Do Terminology, History and Fact Sheet

Organizations that you Should Know

McCoy's Action Karate - Your School
Moo Duk Kwan - School of Martial Virtue, Founder Grand Master Hwang Kee
Black Belt Schools of America - We are a member school

Personalities that you Should Know - McCoy's Action Karate

Sa Ba Anne McCoy, Master- Owner Sa Ba Paul McCoy, Master Sa Ba Barbara McCoy, Master-Owner Sa Ba Matthew Bennett, Master
Sa Ba Pam Walker, Master Sa Ba Seth Petsching, Master Sa Ba David Tran - Master Sa Ba Laura Petsching, Master
Sa Ba Dan Stewart, Master      


Other Personalities that you Should Know

Grandmaster Hwang Keee - Founder of Tang Soo Do and Moo Duk Kwan
Grandmaster Jay Shin - Founders Senior Student in Korea, Grand Master Cheezic's Original Instructor in Korea
Grandmaster Robert Cheezic - Founder of Cheezic Tang Soo Do - McCoy's Second Tang Soo Do Instructor
Grandmaster Master Mike Bogdanski - McCoy's orignal Tang Soo Do Instructor

Darren Levine - Founder of World Krav Maga - World Krav Maga - Anne & Paul McCoy's Instructor
Ima, Creator of Krav Maga - Darren Levine's Instructor

Judo - Anne McCoy's Lineage - Gary Wilcox, USMC Champion Judo Winner & Mike Bogdanski

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Terms of Address

Kwan Jang (Nim): Grand Master
Sa Ba (Nim) : Master Belt
Kyo Sa (Nim) : Instructor
Nim: A term of respect similar to "sir" , not used if name is used, Kyo Sa (Nim)
Sun Beh: Senior member Hu Beh: Junior member Kwan Won: Student member Dan: Holder of a Black Belt Gup: Grade, holder of colored belt
Ko Dan Ja: Senior Dan holder You Dan Ja: Dan holder
You Gup Ja: Gup holder Cho Ba Ja: Beginner

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Items & Places Important to Your Training

Do Jang: Training hall (studio) Do Bok: Training suit (uniform) Dee: Belt Kuk Ki: National Flag of Korea

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Descriptive Tang Soo Do Terminology

Ki Cho: Basic Hyung: Form Deh Ryun: Sparring Ho Sin Sul: Self-defense
Soo Ki: Hand techniques Jaseh: Stance Jok Ki: Foot techniques Chung Shim: Balance
Kyuck Pa: Breaking Shi Sun: Focus of Eyes Ahp: Front Yup: Side
Dwi: Back - Spin Mahk Kee: Block Kyuk: Attack Ha Dan: Low part
Neh Gung:Internal power Weh Gung:External power Shim Gung: Spiritual power Rin Jok: Right
Choong Dan: Middle part Sang Dan: High part Cha Ki: Kick Ki Hap: Spirit Yell
Wen Jok: Left      

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Parts of the Body - Anatomy

Pahl: Arm Jok (Chinese) Bahl (Korean): Foot Chu Mok: Fist Mok: Neck
Hur Ri: Waist Da Ri: Leg Soo Chinese -Sohn Korean: Hand Pahl Coop: Elbow
Dan Jun: Abdomen Myung Chi: Solar Plexus Eema: Forehead Ko Whan: Groin
Moo Roop: Knee Tuck: Chin    

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Commands in Training - (Constantly used commands)

Jhoon Bee: Ready Ba-Ro: Return Anjo: Sit Tora: Turn
Cha Ryut: Attention Shio: Relax (rest) Kyo Sa Nim Kyung Yet: Bow to instructor
Kyung Yet: Bow   Sa Bom Nim Kyung Yet: Bow to master instructor

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(Other commands)

Ku Ryung: count Ku Ryung Up Shi: Without count Shi-Jock: Begin Dwee Ro Tora: Turn to rear
Ku Ryung E Mat Cho So: By the count Bal Cha Ki Jhoon Bee: Ready for kick Kuk Ki Bay Ray: Bow to Flag
Shim Sa Kwan Nim Ge Kyung Ret: Bow to Judge or Examiner Sahng Ho Kan E Kyung Ret: Bow to partner (each other)

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Counting in Korean

Ha Na: One Da Sot: Five Ah-Hope: Nine
Dool: Two Yuh Sot: Six Yohl: Ten
Set: Three Il Gop: Seven Eema: Forehead
Net: Four Yo Dull: Eight  

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Stances

Basic Stance: Ki Cho Jaseh Chun Bee Jaseh: Ready stance Chun Gul Jaseh: Front stance
Hu Gul Jaseh: Front Leaning Cat Stance Hu Kool Jaseh: Back Leaning Cat Stance Kee Ma Jaseh: Horse Stance [knees out]
So Ko Rip Jaseh: Horse Stance [Knees out] Basai Jaseh: Cross Leg Stance Han Bal Seo Kee Jaseh: Crane Stance
Choi Ha Don Jaseh: Low Stance Bal Nul Bee Soe Kee Jaseh: Natural Stance Pyong Rip Jaseh: Natural Peaceful Stance
Bal Moa Seo Kee Jaseh: Feet Together Yo Dull: Eight  

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Hand Techniques: Soo Ki

Choong Dan Kyuk: Center Thrust Attack Kap Kwon: Backfist Sang Dan Kyuk: High Thrust Attack
Han Dan Kyuk: Low Thrust Attack Soo Do : Knife hand Yok Soo Do: Ridge Hand
Kwan Soo: Spear hand Kwan Soo Kyuk: Spear hand attack Jung Kwon: Forefist
Hang Jin Kyuk: Side punch Jang Kwon: Heel of palm  

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Cha Ki: Kicking

Warm Up Kicks Ahp Euro Ol Ri Ki: Front stretch Limbering up kick Yup Euro Ol Ri Ki: Front stretch Limbering up kick  
Front Kicks Ahp Cha Ki: Front kick Ahp Mee Ro Cha Ki: Front pushing kick E-Dan Ahp Cha Ki: Jump front kick
Dwi Ahp Cha Ki: Spinning front kick E-Dan Dwi Ahp Cha Ki: Jump Spin front kick  
Side Kicks Yup Cha Ki: Front side kick E-Dan Yup Cha Ki: Jump side kick Dwi YupCha Ki: Spinning side kick
E-Dan Dwi Yup Cha Ki: Jump Spin side kick Yup Hu Ro Cha Ki: Side hook kick E-Dan Hu Ro Cha Ki: Jump Side hook kick
Dwi Hu Ro Cha Ki: Spinning Side hook kick E-Dan Dwi Hu Ro Cha Ki: Jump Spin Side hook kick
Roundhouse & Back Kicks Dollyo Ahp Cha Ki: Round-house kick Dwi Cha Ki: Back kick Dwi Dollyo Cha Ki: Spinning back kick
E-Dan Dollyo Cha Ki: jump round-house kick E-Dan Dwi Cha Ki: Jump back kick E-Dan Dwi Dollyo Cha Ki: Jump spinning roundhouse kick
Other Kicks Ahneso Phaku Ro Cha Ki: Circular inside/outside snap kick(Cresent) Phakeso Ahnu Ro Cha Ki: Circular outside inside snap kick(Cresent) Moo Roop Cha Ki: Knee kick
Peet Cha Ki: Diagonal inside/outside snap kick Dallyo Moo Roop Cha Ki: Round House Knee Kick Cchik Cha Ki <sik chaki>: Ax Kick
E-Dan: Jumping Dwi <doowi>: Spinning or Back    



Mahk Kee: Block (Defensive Strike)

Ha Dan Mahk Kee: Low block Ssang Soo Sang Dan Mahk Keee: Two fist high block (x-block) Ha Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee: Low knife-hand block
Sang Dan Mahk Kee: High block Choong Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee: Middle knife-hand block Sang Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee: High knife-hand block
Phakeso Ahnu Ro Mahk Kee:
Outside/inside block
Phakeso Ahnu Ro Mahk Kee:
Outside/inside block
Ssang Soo Ha Dan Mahk Kee: Two fist low block (x-block)
Ssang Soo Mahk Kee: Two fist middle block Choong Dan Yup Mahk Kee: Side block  

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Deh Ryun: Sparring

Sam Soo Sik Deh Ryun: Three-step sparring Il Soo Sik Deh Ryun: One-step sparring Ja Yu Deh Ryun: Free sparring
Jua Deh Ryun: Sparring in sitting position Wa Deh Ryun: Sparring lying down position Bong Deh Ryun: Stick sparring
Da Soo In Deh Ryun: Sparring against two
or more
Kyo Deh: change positions or
assume partner's position
Took Soo Deh Ryun: Special sparring
Dan Do Deh Ryun: Short knife sparring Sil Chay Deh Ryun: Non-contact sparring  

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Hyungs - Forms


Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu: Basic form #1
Ki Cho Hyung E Bu: Basic form #2
Ki Cho Hyung Sam Bu: Basic form #3
Pyung Ahn Cho Dan: Calm & Peace of Mind Stage #1
Pyung Ahn E Dan: Calm & Peace of Mind Stage #2
Pyung Ahn Sam Dan: Calm & Peace of Mind Stage #3
Pyung Ahn Sa Dan: Calm & Peace of Mind Stage #4
Pyung Ahn O Dan: Calm & Peace of Mind Stage #5
Chil San Ilro: 7 Stars & Seven Spiritual Ways Stage #1
Chil San Eero: 7 Stars & Seven Spiritual Ways Stage #2
Chil San Samro: 7 Stars & Seven Spiritual Ways Stage #3
Bassai Dai: Tearing Down the Fortress
Naihanchi Cho Dan: Stance of Iron (or Iron Horse) Stage #1
Naihanchi Ee Dan: Stance of Iron (or Iron Horse) Stage #2
Naihanchi Sam Dan: Stance of Iron (or Iron Horse) Stage #3
Jin Te: Crane Standing on a Rock
Sip Su: Ten Hands
Ro Hai: Heron Form
Kong San Koon: Eagle Form
Wang Shu: Flight of the Sparrow
Jion: Temple in China
Shi Shan:
So Rim Jang Kwan:
Ki Cho Bong II Bu: Basic Long Stick Form 1
Shin Gen In Su: Absent Mindedness Staff Form
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8 Key Concepts

Yong Ki: Courage Chung Shin Tong Il: Concentration In Neh: Endurance
Chung Jik: Honesty Kyum Son: Humility Him Cho Chung: Control of power
Shin Chook: Tension and relaxation Wan Gup: Speed control  

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Student Creed

I Will develop myself in a positivie manner and avoid anything that could reduce my mental growth or physical health.
I Will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I will use common sense before self-defense and never be abusive or offensive.

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5 Codes of Tang Soo Do

Be loyal to ones country.
Be obedient to parents and elders.
Honor Friendship.
Never retreat in battle.
In fighting, choose with sense and honor.

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Tenets of Tang Soo Do

Integrity
Concentration
Perseverance
Respect and Obedience
Self-Control
Humility
Indomitable Spirit

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Kenpo Terminology, History and Fact Sheet

Organizations that you Should Know

McCoy's Action Karate - Your School
Black Belt Schools of America - We are a member school

Personalities that you Should Know - McCoy's Action Karate

Anne McCoy, Master- Owner Paul McCoy, Master Barbara McCoy, Master-Owner Matthew Bennett, Master
Pam Walker, Master Seth Petsching, Master David Tran - Master Laura Petsching, Master
Dan Stewart, Master      


Other Personalities that you Should Know

Grandmaster Ed Parker- Founder of Ed Parker Kenpo
Grandmaster Greg Silva- Founder of Black Belt Schools of America & creator of the Universal Forms in American Kenpo
Sr. Master Eliud Sanches- Sr. Student of Grand Master Greg Silva & Anne Mccoy's Kenpo Instructor
Sr. Master Anne McCoy - Original Master in MAK certified to grant Black Belts in MAK Kenpo

Darren Levine - Founder of World Krav Maga - World Krav Maga - Anne & Paul McCoy's Instructor
Ima, Creator of Krav Maga - Darren Levine's Instructor

Judo - Anne McCoy's Lineage - Gary Wilcox, USMC Champion Judo Winner & Mike Bogdanski

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Student Creed

I Will develop myself in a positivie manner and avoid anything that could reduce my mental growth or physical health.
I Will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I will use common sense before self-defense and never be abusive or offensive.

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5 Codes of MAK

Be loyal to ones country.
Be obedient to parents and elders.
Honor Friendship.
Never retreat in battle.
In fighting, choose with sense and honor.

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Tenets of MAK

Integrity
Concentration
Perseverance
Respect and Obedience
Self-Control
Humility
Indomitable Spirit

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MMA History and Fact Sheet

Organizations that you Should Know

McCoy's Action Karate - Your School
Black Belt Schools of America - We are a member school
World Krav Maga - LA, California

Personalities that you Should Know - McCoy's Action Karate

Anne McCoy, Master- Owner Paul McCoy, Master Barbara McCoy, Master-Owner Matthew Bennett, Master
Pam Walker, Master Seth Petsching, Master David Tran - Master Laura Petsching, Master
Dan Stewart, Master      


Other Personalities that you Should Know

Grandmaster Hwang Keee - Founder of Tang Soo Do and Moo Duk Kwan
Grandmaster Jay Shin - Founders Senior Student in Korea, Grand Master Cheezic's Original Instructor in Korea
Grandmaster Robert Cheezic - Founder of Cheezic Tang Soo Do - McCoy's Second Tang Soo Do Instructor
Grandmaster Master Mike Bogdanski - McCoy's orignal Tang Soo Do Instructor Grandmaster Ed Parker- Founder of Ed Parker Kenpo
Grandmaster Greg Silva- Founder of Black Belt Schools of America & creator of the Universal Forms in American Kenpo
Sr. Master Eliud Sanches- Sr. Student of Grand Master Greg Silva & Anne Mccoy's Kenpo Instructor
Sr. Master Anne McCoy - Original Master in MAK certified to grant Black Belts in MAK Kenpo
Master Gary Berry - Shorin Ryu - Paul McCoy's Original Instructor

Darren Levine - Founder of World Krav Maga - World Krav Maga - Anne & Paul McCoy's Instructor
Ima, Creator of Krav Maga - Darren Levine's Instructor

Judo - Anne McCoy's Lineage - Gary Wilcox, USMC Champion Judo Winner & Mike Bogdanski

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Current Black Belt Cycle Information

Black Belt Cycle for 1st Trimester 2015

FORMS: Wang Shu

Wang Shu, "Excellent Wrist," was created approximately 200 years ago. It is active, light and performed with speed. It teaches sensitivity of speed control and control of relaxation and tension of the body.

Weapons Form:

Second Half of the Chuck Norris Bo Form

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Black Belt Test Dates

You MUST bring running clothing, full uniform, sparring gear and all your weapons and equipment to all 5 phases!

Phase 1 - Saturday February 28, 2015 1:00pm

Phase 2 - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00pm

Phase 3 - Saturday March 28, 2015 1:00pm

Phase 4 - Physical, Oral and Written Saturday April 11, 2015: Physical 12:30pm, Written Portion 1:30pm, Oral 2:30pm (1 Guest for all minors is Required, other than family)

Phase 5 - Graduation 3:00pm April 25, 2015 - Open to guest with invitations. Typically, each canditate receives 3 or 4 invitations.

Dates and times are subject to change

The Purpose of Candidate Class

Candidate class was created by the Staff and Board of Masters at McCoy's Action Karate in order to lower the incidents of failure at Phase Testing. We accomplish this by running short classes, 45 minutes, where the class structure is very near that or Black Belt Testing.These classes are know as Candidate Classes. This is to familiarize the candidates with what is expected of them at Black Belt Testing. In the past, prior to Candidate Classes creation, failure was most often a result of surprise and stress due to the reality of the test. Candidate Class has gone a long way to eliminating this failure.

It is NOT a required class, though taking it does put your name before the board of masters more often than not taking it. The class also increases your chances of successful negotiating the testing process, and is available to Master's Training Course members.

In the last 18 years we have discovered that when Karate Kids take both their curricular class and the Candidate Class in one day, the fatigue, mental and physical almost always reduced or eliminated the benifits. We have run the class back to back with the karate kids candidate class, and removed from the candidate class, and we have even asked students not to take a curricular class the same day they take candidate class.

Having 45 min. to 2 hours between the two seems to remove the mental and physical fatigue we have discovered when they are run back to back in the Karate Kids program. Currently, we have them separated in time so that the students might achieve Black Belt sooner and with more ability. Currently, we do not request that you only take the candidate class on any given day, because we have separated the curriculum class and the candidate class as it was originally designed. We might suggest that particular students only take one, but in general the choice is yours, based on you families schedule and needs.

Though this same problem does from time to time appear in the teen and adult program, it is rare, so we do not suggest that you take only the candidate class, without taking a curriculum class, though that choice may be removed for particular students if the teaching team sees it is to their benefit.

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