Technical Syllabus for 7th Kup

Technical Syllabus for 7th Kup


If you have been practicing the previous two syllabuses you are now ready to advance onto slightly harder techniques such as knife hands, elbow strikes and side kicks.


KEY TIP: It takes a lot of practice to form weapons on your hands and a lot of lower grades struggle with knife hand strikes. Make sure your fingers are squeezed together tightly and your thumb is bent and pulled tightly down the side of your palm hand.


EXERCISE: Try forming your hands quickly from a relaxed position. Repetition is the only way to get results. For this exercise you can practice anywhere!



  • Combination of punches. Middle & high section.
  • Outer knife hand block in sitting stance. Middle & high section.
  • Inner knife hand strike in sitting strike.
  • Middle & high section elbow strike.



  • Transition from back stance to forward stance.
  • Front kick, double middle section punch, stepping into forward stance.
  • Outer middle section block in a back stance, reverse punch in a forward stance.  
  • Outer knife hand block in a back stance, reverse high section punch in a forward stance.
  • High section reverse elbow strike in a forward stance.  


  • Introduction of side kick. Formation of feet.
  • Side kick, land in a fighting stance.
  • Front snap kick, side kick, land in a fighting stance.
  • Slip side kick, land in fighting stance.



Attacking Position

  • Basic movements of one-step sparring. The attacker steps back with right leg whilst executing a low section block over the knee. When they are called by their partner they must quickly step forward and deliver a high section punch.

Tips to remember: Only concentrate on yourself and your technique not what your partner is doing otherwise you will find that when you attack your stance will probably be very short and not technically correct.

Defending Position Exercise

  1. As the punch comes forward, take one step to your right and bring your feet together while at the same time blocking with your left hand. From your standing position move your right foot into a sitting stance so that you are parallel with your opponent. As your foot hits the floor execute two middle section punches to the solar plexus and one to the temple.
  2. Practice exactly the same as above but change the last technique to an inner knife hand strike.
  3. Before you ki-hap (shout) take your right foot back in a fighting stance. As the punch comes throw a turning kick off the back leg. Ensure that you recover and finish the technique by landing in a fighting stance.

Tips to remember:

  • Your stepping is the most important, if you are in a the wrong position with your feet you will be in the wrong position for the counter attack, so take your time and think about the position of your feet. You can then gradually build up your confidence and add your upper body techniques. You are better off learning how to do the technique correctly speed and power is always added later.


  • Take your fighting stance. Jump change, staying on the spot and making sure you are not square. As soon as your feet land quickly change your stance again. This is called a double change. Don’t try and rush it to begin with. The objective is that your feet land in the same place twice. You may want to use markers on the floor to begin with.
  • Take your fighting stance. Jump change, staying on the spot and making sure you are not square. As soon as your feet land try jump changing 180 degrees backwards and landing in the same position.

Tips to remember:

  • One disadvantage of spinning techniques is that you have to take your eyes off your opponent for a period of time, however short. The best way to remember is to turn your head first and get your eyes on your opponent as soon as possible. This means that not only will you be able to see what is happening but you will have a lot more balance as your spine is straight.


Technical Syllabus for 8th Kup