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CATS Karate Club were Kids love our program! "Learn Self Defense and Build Self Confidence!

CATS Karate Academy - CATS Karate Club were Kids love our program! "Learn Self Defense and Build Self Confidence!

Tang Soo Do Karate Rank Structure

Tang Soo Do Karate Rank Structure:




10TH Gup

WHITE Belt Beginners

9TH Gup

GOLD Belt 2 Months

8TH Gup

ORANGE Belt 6 Months

7TH Gup

BLUE Belt 12 Months, (1 year)

6TH Gup

PURPLE Belt 18 Months

5TH Gup

GREEN Belt 24 Months, (2 years)

4TH Gup

BROWN Belt 36 Months, (3 years)

3RD Gup

RED Belt 48 Months, (4 years)

2ND Gup Cho Dan Bo

RED Belt (w/Black Stripe) 60 Months, (5 years)

1ST Dan Cho Dan

BLACK Belt  


NOTE:  These are the minimum time requirements.  Meeting these minimum requirements demands consistent, diligent training on the part of the practitioner or student.

Physics of Karate

Physics of Karate:

Gravity, energy, velocity, time, distance and acceleration are all terms and concepts that any serious martial artist must become familiar with.  These concepts are loosely related and are necessary for the production of force.  Sir Isaac Newton, while still in his twenties, invented the branch of mathematics known as “Calculus”, and discovered the laws of gravity and found that white light is a combination of colors.  However, it is Newton’s Laws of Motion that we as martial artists should be concerned with.

Newton’s first law of motion is reasonable and in agreement with our everyday experience.  Even young kids know that a body at rest will remain at rest until some external force causes it to move.  Thus, Newton’s first law of motion can be stated as:

“Every body perseveres in its state of rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed there on”.

Newton’s third law states, “To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction, or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and are directly opposite.

Do Jang Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts

Do Jang Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts:

  1. Bow upon entering and leaving the Do Jang.
  2. Do not engage in loud conversation or disruptive activities.
  3. Students should always remain silent when watching or participating in forms or sparring.
  4. Do not wear watches or jewelry into the Do Jang.
  5. Do not chew gum or use tobacco products in the Do Jang.
  6. Wear a clean properly marked uniform with the appropriate belt.
  7. Avoid drinking water, use water only to wash your mouth out during training.
  8. Students should make an effort to notify the instructor in advance if an absence is anticipated.
  9. Students should learn and use proper Do Jang terminology.
  10. When seated on the floor, students should sit with good posture, hands should be placed on the knees, the back should be straight and the legs should be crossed in front with the feet tucked beneath the thighs.
  11. If a student needs to be recognized, the student should raise their hand and wait to be acknowledged by the instructor or senior student.  Students should bow the instructor, senior student, or opponent.
  12. When responding to an instructor or senior student the junior student should say, “Yes Sir/Mam” or No Sir/Mam”, as appropriate.