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Self-Defense Techniques

Flying Dragon Self-Defense Techniques

Yellow-stripe, 9th gup
One-step 1: Jump right foot forward into sitting stance with left outer-forearm block and right high-section punch combination, followed by right hand mid-section punch.

Break-away 1: Grab right wrist with right hand, step clockwise 180o into sitting stance while trapping opponents arms under left armpit, left high-section back elbow strike.

Yellow belt, 8th gup
One-step 2: Jump left foot forward into sitting stance with left outer-forearm block; 1-2 punch to body, finish right high-section punch.

Break-away 2: Palm heel strike to inside left wrist of opponent, Palm heel strike to inside right wrist of opponent (continuous motion), right mid-section punch.

Green-stripe, 7th gup
One-step 3: Step back into a left L-stance guarding block, right foot mid-section side kick.

Break-away 3: Slip right arm over opponents right arm and under the left, side step left into sitting stance while lifting right "lever" arm and left mid-section punch combination.

Green belt, 6th gup
One-step 4: Jump to left while performing right foot mid-section jump turning kick, pivot counter-clockwise to finish in guarding block.

Break-away 4: Twin downward knife-hand strikes to opponents inner elbows, reach up grab behind neck with both hands and pull forward while performing a right knee kick simultaneously.

Blue-stripe, 5th gup
One-step 5: Step forward right foot into sitting stance right outer-forearm block, pivot on right foot counter-clockwise into walking stance with left elbow strike.

Break-away 5: (1) Perform a right wrist lock bringing opponents arm over with knife-hand strike to elbow combination. (2) Grab opponents right wrist with both hands, left step clockwise while performing arm bar, continue down to floor break opponents elbow.

Blue belt, 4th gup
One-step 6: Step back into a right L-stance with left inner-forearm block, step back into a left L-stance with right inner-forearm block, finish with a right mid-section side kick.

Break-away 6: (Opponent with knife at side of neck.) Twist upper body counter-clockwise while performing right hand grab of opponents wrist, right front snap kick, wrist lock takedown, right knee into opponents right shoulder, right reverse punch with yell.

Red-stripe, 3rd gup
One-step 7: (Opponent with knife.) Slide left forward into left walking stance with right knife-hand block, grab opponents right wrist with your right hand, mid-section turning kick, set foot down and finish with left high-section punch.

Break-away 7: (Opponent with knife in center of throat.) Snap upper body back while performing high-section X-block, right front snap kick, right high-section back fist while maintaining control of knife wielding arm.

Red belt, 2nd gup
One-step 8: Stationary left foot crescent block, right mid-section side kick.

Break-away 8: (Defender is in a headlock.) Right low-section hammer fist, reach left hand over opponents shoulder and finger gouge into eyes to pull head back, right knife-hand strike to throat.

Black-stripe, 1st gup
One-step 9: Stationary left high knife-hand block and right high-section punch combination.

Break-away 9: (1) Single hand wrist release with back fist same hand counter. (2) Two hand release using both hands with back fist same hand counter.

Black belt, 1st dan (previous 9 self-defense techniques.)
One-step 10: Stationary high-section X-block and right foot front snap kick or left foot twisting kick.

Break-away 10: (Two opponents holding both wrists to sides.) Right pressing kick to opponent 1 on right side, utilizing opponent 2's resistance "slingshot" with right high-section elbow into opponent 2.

*Students are expected to maintain the ability to perform previous self-defense techniques during current promotional tests. All techniques will be performed against both right & left handed attacks.

KATU Self-Defense Techniques

Yellow-stripe, 9th gup (Must Demonstrate 1-5)
1. Stepping back into right L-stance with left knife-hand block; right high-section reverse punch.
2. Stepping back into right L-stance with left inner forearm block; right high-section reverse punch.
3. Stepping back into left walking stance with left outer forearm block; right high-section reverse punch.
4. Jump right forward into sitting stance with left knife-hand block and right high section punch combination.
5. Jump left forward into sitting stance with right knife-hand block; and 1-2 punch.

Yellow belt, 8th gup (Must Demonstrate 1-5 and 6-8)
6. Jump right forward into sitting stance; left knife-hand block and right high-section inward knife-hand strike combination
7. Stationary inward palm block; slide forward into right L-stance with right elbow strike.
8. Jump right forward into sitting stance with left knife-hand block and right high section punch combination; step forward left while grabbing opponent's right wrist and right shoulder; right foot sweep; right reverse punch with yell.

Green-stripe, 7th gup (Must Demonstrate 6-8 and 9-11)
9. Jump right forward into sitting stance with right palm block; right high-section back fist; mid-section 1-2 punch.
10. Stationary right foot crescent block; jump right forward into sitting stance; left knife-hand block and right high-section punch combination.
11. Stationary left foot reverse crescent block; right high-section front turning kick.

Green belt, 6th gup (Must Demonstrate 9-11 and 12-14)
12. Jump right foot forward into sitting stance; left knife-hand block and right high-section inward knife-hand strike combination; step forward left while grabbing opponent's right wrist and right shoulder; right foot sweep; right reverse punch with yell.
13. Jump right foot forward into sitting stance; left knife-hand block and right high-section inward knife-hand strike combination; bring right foot back to left and right high-section knife-hand strike at same time.
14. (Opponent punches high-section.) Drop forward into left walking stance; left high-section knife-hand block and right high-section inward knife-hand strike combination.

Blue-stripe, 5th gup (Must Demonstrate 12-14 and 15-17)
15. Stationary right inward palm block; slide forward into right L-stance with right elbow strike followed with left elbow strike (both mid-section).
16. Jump left forward into sitting stance; left palm block; 1-2 punch; grab opponent's right shoulder with your right hand; right foot mid-section front turning kick; right foot sweep; right reverse punch with yell.
17. Stationary right inward palm block; slide forward into right L-stance with right elbow strike; left elbow strike; high-section right elbow strike.

Blue belt, 4th gup (Must Demonstrate 15-17 and 18-21)
18. Stationary right foot crescent block; high-section right foot side kick.
19. Stationary left foot crescent block; right foot mid/high-section double front turning kick.
20. Step right; high-section left foot side kick; high-section right foot back kick.
21. Step left into left walking stance with right knife-hand block; right mid-section side kick.

Red-stripe, 3rd gup (Must Demonstrate 18-21 and 22-24)
22. Step left into left walking stance with right knife-hand block; right high-section side kick.
23. Jump left forward into sitting stance; left palm block; 1-2 punch; grab opponent's right shoulder with your right hand; right foot mid-section front turning kick; right foot high-section hooking kick; right foot sweep; right reverse punch with yell.
24. Jump forward left with mid-section right foot front turning kick.

Red belt, 2nd gup (Must Demonstrate 22-24 and 25-27)
25. Stationary crescent block; high-section spin kick. (May use either leg.)
26. Stationary crescent block; high-section back kick. (May use either leg.)
27. (Opponent punches high) Drop forward into left walking stance with right high-section inward knife-hand strike combination (in fast sequence); grab opponent's right arm, pull back as you sweep the right leg with your right hand; reverse punch with yell.

Black-stripe, 1st gup (Must Demonstrate 25-27 and 28-30)
28. Stationary left reverse crescent block; right ball of foot turning kick. (In front of the face.)
29. Dodge left forward into walking stance with right grab to shoulder; right mid-section double front turning kick; high-section axe kick; left reverse punch with yell.
30. Jump left into sitting stance with left palm block; 1-2 punch; right grab to shoulder; right mid-section double front turning kick; high-section axe kick; left reverse punch with yell.

Black belt, 1st dan (Must Demonstrate 1-30 and 31-34)
31. Stationary left reverse crescent block; right mid/high-section double front turning kick; right high-section reverse turning kick.
32. (Opponent punches high.) Drop forward into left walking stance with left high-section knife-hand block and right mid-section punch combination followed by right high-section inward knife-hand strike combination (in fast sequence); grab opponent's right arm, pull back as you sweep the right leg with your right hand; reverse punch with yell.
33. Vertical jumping; right high-section front turning kick.
34. Jump right forward into sitting stance; left knife-hand block and right high-section attack (of your choice) combination; right palm strike to face with right foot sweep; right reverse punch with yell.

*Students are expected to maintain the ability to perform previous self-defense techniques during current promotional tests. All techniques may be performed against both right & left handed attacks.

**It should also be noted that for purposes of belt conversion from the Hwang's system to FDTKD there have been some modifications to order of techinque requirements for rank promotion.

KATU Black Belt Self-Defense Techniques

1) Attack -- Step in with high front punch.
Response -- Duck under the attack, blocking with left rising block, attack with right arc hand to neck. Continue forward, pushing the attacker's arm up and to the left, pulling down on the inner elbow with the right hand or forearm, sweeping with the right foot.

2) Attack -- Step in with a high front punch.
Response -- Trap the punch with an X knife-hand, kick to attacker's jaw with high front kick.

3) Attack -- Low front kick.
Response -- Block & trap with low X fist, step between attacker's legs, holding attacker's right leg with the left hand. Strike attacker's face with palm strike, grab uniform for safety, and sweep with the right leg.

4) Attack -- Right back foot mid section side kick.
Response -- Step to the left, block leg with left palm upward block. Hold the leg up with the right arm, step in and sweep with the left foot.

5) Attack -- Step in with mid front punch.
Response -- Step to left, block with right knife hand. Step in with the left foot grabbing the attacker's wrist with both hands, twisting the wrist away at the same time. Place the attacker's upturned elbow in your arm-pit and drop straight down, sliding your feet out in front. Pull up on the attacker's wrist, breaking the elbow.

6) Attack -- Step in with mid front punch.
Response -- Step to left, block with right knife hand. Grab the attacker's wrist with both hands, and attack to the face with a left crescent kick. (Attacker ducks head forward.) Follow through with the crescent kick and drop it in front of the attacker, twisting the wrist away at the same time, sitting on the upturned elbow. Pull the attacker's arm up and break it.

7) Attack -- Step in with a high front punch.
Response -- Jump to left, both feet at same time, kicking attacker to chest with right front turning kick. Immediately deliver right hook kick to side or back of attacker's head.

8) Attack -- Step in with mid front punch.
Response -- Block with left reverse crescent kick. Kick to attacker's low section with right front snap kick, followed immediately by high right side kick.

9) Attack -- Step in with high front punch.
Response -- Step back into right knife-hand guarding block position. Kick attacker's low section with left front snap-kick, and do not put the foot down. Jump up and deliver a high right front snap kick to attacker's jaw.

10) Attack -- Step in with mid front punch.
Response -- Block punch with left reverse crescent kick. Deliver right front turning kick to attacker's ribs, followed immediately by high section right reverse hook kick to attacker's neck. Leave the kick hooking the attacker's neck, and finish with a right palm strike to attacker's face.

As of January 2002 students of FDTKD are required to learn both the FDTKD & KATU self-defense techniques prior to their next rank promotion. The addition of the KATU techniques is to provide students with additional resources and concepts for self-defense applications. 

The 10 Black Belt self-defense techniques provided by the KATU were amended to this page on 3/20/02.