12 - Second Yellow Belt
Information for 2nd Yellow Belt students
Congratulations on earning your 8th kup (2nd yellow) belt in Tae Kwon Do.
12.1 - What You Will Learn in Second Yellow Belt
As a 2nd yellow belt, you will refine the techniques you learned as a white belt, and as a yellow belt.
You will learn several new blocking techniques and an important striking technique, the "hammerfist." Three additional three-step self-defense sequences are learned.
You will learn three additional Poom Se. These are more difficult than the seven forms you learned as a white and yellow belt. You should be aware that these new forms are in addition to the forms you already know. You must continue to develop the white and yellow belt forms as well as study the three new 2nd yellow belt forms.
12.2 - The Second Yellow Belt Examination
To pass the examination to promote to green belt, you will have to perform all of the ten forms you have learned, and the sabumnim will expect to see all the forms done with considerable skill. The white and yellow belt forms should be very well developed.
To "develop" in this context means to improve in all ways. When we describe these forms (and other techniques) as "those you already know" there is no implication that you know them "completely." This is not possible. Pay attention that we did not say it was hard — we said it was not possible. All techniques can be improved with study — there are no exceptions — and that is how Tae Kwon Do is approached!
12.3 - Specific Information For 2nd Yellow Belts
12.3.1 - Korean Terms learned during 2nd yellow belt training
12.3.2 - Chambers learned during 2nd yellow belt training
12.3.3 - Blocks learned during yellow belt training
12.3.4 - Hand Strikes learned during yellow belt training
12.3.5 - Self-Defense techniques learned during 2nd Yellow Belt training