TRAINING PERIOD 
One year from 1st dan/poom. To be recommended by B.T.C.B. instructor (4th dan or above) or by written
confirmation from B.T.C.B. Executive Committee.

STANDARD 
Candidates must show confidence and good technical ability in all areas of taekwondo. There should be no serious technical errors and no hesitation or uncertainty in performance of techniques. Candidates should show initiative in practising combination techniques.

TECHNICAL SEMINAR 
Candidate to have attended at least one seminar held by B.T.C.B. technical team since their last dan grading.

POOMSAE 
Keum Gang to Tae
Geuk Sa Jang (8)
Choice of two by grading panel. Start and finish on same spot. Hit your targets. Use two hands to block and strike. Show speed, control, flexibility, balance and concentration of spirit.

BASICS 
Various jumping techniques, chosen by the grading panel. Jumping as high as possible. Kick at the height of the jump, as if you were breaking.

SPARRING 
One-for-One Sparring - Performed on the spot, exhibiting varied techniques and speed. All techniques should be applied to relevant targets.
One-Step Sparring - Exhibit varied techniques including take-downs. The attacker punches at the nose with meaning. The defender must move, block and counter doing the same techniques on both sides using good basics as above. To start, the attacker kihaps, then the defender. At this point the attack begins. The only kihaps from then on are as the defender strikes.
Free Sparring - Wearing full protective equipment, exhibit scoring techniques, with controlled light contact and speed. The aim is to show your ability to attack and defend using different heights and techniques. An understanding of current sports fighting techniques is essential.

SELF-DEFENCE 
Releases from hand and collar grabs and bear hug
Attack from front & rear. This should include locks and strikes to stop your opponent. The attacker decides what & where to grab.

POWER TEST 
Two-directional side kick Senior: 1 inch. Junior (under 16): focus mitt. The aim is to show proper control of your kicking foot (hitting with the knife edge), standing foot, balance & distance. Technique must demonstrate knife edge of the kicking foot, as well as moving quickly between both kicks.

These are the recommendations for 2nd Dan/Poom by the B.T.C.B. Technical Committee.
              

 

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