When it comes to the world of martial arts, there are one-step techniques that will simulate an attack. This helps the practitioner to display their mastery level of the techniques that they are being taught. These steps are performed by having a student step forward, using an exaggerated step that is usually with the right leg, then throwing a reverse punch using the right hand. This makes it so that you can demonstrate the technique that you have on a stationary target. You can then counter the attack by using kicks, blocks and punches. One-step moves are usually used during testing for rank to show the judges the technique and timing that the student has.
The rank of 4th degree black belt takes close to two decades of continuous training to achieve. Within in that time frame, there are periods of progress, stagnation, and even decline in energy level and skill. A rubber band by itself already has a certain shape. You can, however, stretch it out with some effort. Furthermore, with extra pull, it stretches out exceedingly, and with less pull it shrinks back closer to its original shape. That is where the similarity lies between the journey towards attaining 4th degree black belt and a rubber band. It is not uncommon for a student to train with high intensity and dedication in the months leading up to their black belt tests, not just 4th degree.
If you are preparing for your black belt in Taekwondo, you can trust your instructors will let you know when you are ready. On the day make sure that you give each form, punch and kick 100% focus and have faith that you will be fine on the day. However, it is important to realize that this is going to be a very difficult test, but the results far outweigh the negative aspects of the day. Below are a few tips for preparing for the day: