Red Belt [ chung moo ]

Complete Red Belt Information

Meaning of Chung-Moo: CHUNG-MOO was the name given to the great Korean naval leader Admiral Yi Soon-shin of the Joseon Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson, or “turtle ship”) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death during the battle of Noryang Point in 1598, where he fought against the Japanese.

Red Belt represents danger! A red belt knows all of the techniques of a black belt, but is dangerous because he/she lacks the control of a black belt.

Red belts must break boards at testing. One hand and one foot technique is required, only one of which may be performed on cinderblocks. Breaks must be pre-approved by your instructor upon submission of a testing application. No side kicks or hammer fists are allowed unless a difficulty is added, such as an extra board or a jump/spin.

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