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Standard Candidates must show confidence and good technical ability in all areas Of Hapkido Boxing. 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 HBIO technical team since their grading.
YUDO ( all 4 yudo )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 as high as possible. Kick at the height of the jump, techniques, chosen as if you were breaking. by the grading panel.
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 with meaning. The Defender must move, block and counter, doing different Techniques on each side (left and right) using good basics as Above.
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.
Locking techniques Releases from hand and collar grabs and bear hug: Attack from front and back rear, seating defence , ground techniques. This should include locks and strikes to stop your opponent. The attacker decides what and where to grab.
To start, the attacker shout , then the defender At this Point the attack begins. The only shout from then on are as The defender strikes.
Power Test Senior: Candidate's choice of two techniques (hand or foot); 1 inch for each break The aim is to show proper control of your striking weapon (hitting with the appropriate part of the hand or foot), proper standing foot positions, balance and distance, as well as moving quickly between both techniques.
Junior Extra (minimum further two minutes) sports-style free (i.e., under 16 years) sparring. The sparring must demonstrate dynamic, effective techniques.
(These are the minimum recommendations of the HBIO Technical Committee for 1st Dan/)