Inspire Festival

The last Inspire Festival held on the 26th June was a huge success and a fantastic afternoon for the kids, their families, friends and our staff! It was a great celebration of children grading and achieving their next martial arts belt, we’d like to extend a massive congratulations to all who attended and completed their grading on the day!

Check out some of the highlights from the day in the photos below!

Inspire's Taekwondo Belt Hall of Fame!

Last Inspire Festival we’re proud to award Half Red Half Black belts for the first time ever! We are incredibly proud of our brand new Gup 1 belts, and we’re rooting for them to achieve their Black belts at the new Inspire Festival. Check out the photos!

Whilst one grading day has passed that does not mean it’s time to slow down now, the next Inspire Festival will come around before you know it! Remember to keep practising hard, learning and perfecting the patterns and techniques needed for the next grading day planned to be held on Saturday 16th November.

Countdown to the next Inspire Festival!

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Inspire's Martial Arts Syllabus

To help your child prepare for their upcoming grading we have provided an outline of the syllabus, along with in depth videos to help them refresh before grading. Please spend some time going through the syllabus with your child to help them prepare.

(Please Note: You should be referring to the syllabus for your child’s CURRENT belt.)

White Belt (Gup 10)

Hand Techniques

  • Horse Riding Stance
  • Basic Punch
  • Double Punch
  • Triple Punch
  • Swallow Punch
  • Knife Hand
  • Finger Punch
  • Low Block
  • High Block

Kicking Techniques

  • Straight Leg Raise (Head height, both legs)
  • Crescent Kick (Out-in, both legs over pad)

Yellow Belt (Gup 9)

Hand Techniques

  • Long Stance
  • Attacking:
      • Basic Punch
      • Swallow Punch
      • Knife Hand
      • Finger Punch
  • Defending:
      • Inner Block
      • Low Block
      • High Block

Kicking Techniques

  • Front Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Axe Kick (Back foot, head height)

Pattern

  • Basic Four Directional Punch Pattern

Yellow Stripe Belt (Gup 8)

Hand Techniques

  • Short Stance
  • Attacking:
      • Basic Punch
      • Head Punch
      • Knife Hand
  • Defending:
      • Inner Block
      • Outer Block
      • Low Block
      • High Block

Kicking Techniques

  • Front Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Axe Kick (Back foot, head height)
  • Turning Kick (Back foot, body height)

Pattern

  • Pattern One (Il Jang)

Green Belt (Gup 7)

Hand Techniques

  • Long Stance
  • Low Block and Single Punch
  • Inner Block and Single Punch
  • High Block and Single Punch
  • Outer Block and Single Punch

Kicking Techniques

  • Front Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Axe Kick (Back foot, head height)
  • Turning Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Side Kick (Back foot, body height

Pattern

  • Pattern Two (Ee Jang)

Self Defence Techniques

  1. Wrist grab, same hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down, other hand up
  2. Wrist grab, same hand – grip your own hand, pull away

Green Stripe Belt (Gup 6)

Hand Techniques

  • Long Stance (Walking forward and turning)
      • Low Block and Double Punch
      • Inner Block and Double Punch
      • High Block and Double Punch
      • Outer Block and Double Punch
  • Back Stance (Walking forward and turning)
      • Single Knife Hand Block
      • Single Outer Block

Kicking Techniques

  • Front Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Axe Kick (Back foot, head height)
  • Turning Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Side Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Back Side Kick (Back Foot Body Height

Pattern

  • Pattern Three (Sam Jang)

Self Defence Techniques

  1. Wrist grab, same hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down, other hand up
  2. Wrist grab, same hand – grip your own hand, pull away
  3. Wrist grab, cross hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down with  prayer hands
  4. Double wrist grab – both hands circle outside, smash wrist together

Blue Belt (Gup 5)

Hand Techniques

  • Long Stance (Walking forward and backward)
      • Parry Finger Punch
      • Knife Hand High Block Knife Hand Strike
  • Back Stance (Walking forward and backward)
      • Double Knife Hand Block
      • Double Outer Block

Kicking Techniques

  • Turning Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Side Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Back Side Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Back Hook Kick

Pattern

  • Pattern Four (Sah Jang)

Self Defence Techniques

  1. Wrist grab, same hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down, other hand up
  2. Wrist grab, same hand – grip your own hand, pull away
  3. Wrist grab, cross hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down with  prayer hands
  4. Double wrist grab – both hands circle outside, smash wrist together
  5. Hand shake – use other hand to apply thumb lock to opponent, break the grip
  6. Bear hug – wrap leg to stop from being lifted, kimora arm lock

One Step Sparring Techniques

  1. Inner block, single body punch
  2. High block, single body punch

Blue Stripe Belt (Gup 4)

Hand Techniques

  • Long Stance (Walking forward and backward)
      • Back Fist
      • Elbow Strike
  • Back Stance (Walking forward and backward)
      • Double Low Knife Hand Block
      • Double Low Outer Block

Kicking Techniques

  • Turning Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Side Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Back Side Kick (Back foot, body height)
  • Back Hook Kick
  • Tornado Kick

Pattern

  • Pattern Five (Oh Jang)

Self Defence Techniques

  1. Wrist grab, same hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down, other hand up
  2. Wrist grab, same hand – grip your own hand, pull away
  3. Wrist grab, cross hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down with  prayer hands
  4. Double wrist grab – both hands circle outside, smash wrist together
  5. Hand shake – use other hand to apply thumb lock to opponent, break the grip
  6. Bear hug – wrap leg to stop from being lifted, kimora arm lock
  7. One handed shirt grab – hold hand on shirt, elbow drop
  8. One handed shirt grab – wrist control, break grip, wrist drop

One Step Sparring Techniques

  1. Inner block, single body punch
  2. High block, single body punch
  3. Inner blow, double body punch
  4. High block, single head punch, knee

Red Belt (Gup 3)

Hand Techniques

  • Long Stance
      • Outer Knife Hand Block (return to Jumbi after each technique)
      • Palm Block Single Punch

Kicking Techniques

  • Front Kick, Turning Kick
  • Running Turning Kick (front leg), Back Kick
  • Back Hook Kick
  • Tornado Kick
  • Kick while jumping forward

Pattern

  • Pattern Six (Yuk Jang)

Self Defence Techniques

  1. Wrist grab, same hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down, other hand up
  2. Wrist grab, same hand – grip your own hand, pull away
  3. Wrist grab, cross hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down with  prayer hands
  4. Double wrist grab – both hands circle outside, smash wrist together
  5. Hand shake – use other hand to apply thumb lock to opponent, break the grip
  6. Bear hug – wrap leg to stop from being lifted, kimora arm lock
  7. One handed shirt grab – hold hand on shirt, elbow drop
  8. One handed shirt grab – wrist control, break grip, wrist drop

One Step Sparring Techniques

  1. Inner block, single body punch
  2. High block, single body punch
  3. Inner blow, double body punch
  4. High block, single head punch, knee
  5. Jump back right leg, fight stance, turning kick body
  6. Jump back left leg, fight stance, turning kick body, turning kick head

Red Stripe Belt (Gup 2)

Hand Techniques

  • Long Stance (Moving forward and backward)
      • Simultaneous Low Blow Outer Block
  • Tiger Stance (Moving forward and backward)
      • Single Palm Block
      • Single Inner Block

Kicking Techniques

  • Front Kick, Turning Kick, Back Hook Kick
  • Turning Kick, Turning Kick, Back Kick
  • Turning Kick, Tornado Kick

Pattern

  • Pattern Seven (Chil Jang)

Self Defence Techniques

  1. Wrist grab, same hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down, other hand up
  2. Wrist grab, same hand – grip your own hand, pull away
  3. Wrist grab, cross hand – twist hand to outside of wrist and push down with  prayer hands
  4. Double wrist grab – both hands circle outside, smash wrist together
  5. Hand shake – use other hand to apply thumb lock to opponent, break the grip
  6. Bear hug – wrap leg to stop from being lifted, kimora arm lock
  7. One handed shirt grab – hold hand on shirt, elbow drop
  8. One handed shirt grab – wrist control, break grip, wrist drop

One Step Sparring Techniques

  1. Inner block, single body punch
  2. High block, single body punch
  3. Inner blow, double body punch
  4. High block, single head punch, knee
  5. Jump back right leg, fight stance, turning kick body
  6. Jump back left leg, fight stance, turning kick body, turning kick head
  7. Jump back right leg fight stance, turning kick body, back hook kick
  8. Jump back right leg fight stance, turning kick body, turn around turning kick