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Promotion Requirements

TestForm-NonBlackBelt.pdf

Beginner (WHITE)

1.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) NO belt is worn until the student knows the 20 basic motions.
Then the Instructor awards the White belt and the school patch.

10th Gup to 9th Gup (YELLOW)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Ki Cho IL (1) Bo
3.) Ho Sin Sul Same side hand grab break aways
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) One step : 1 through 5
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring) 3 Kicks / 3 Blocks
5 Different Combinations
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Side kick
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) Count to 10 in Korean
Definition of Tae Kwon Do
Children's Home Rules 1, 2
8.) Behavior Demonstrate tying the belt and how to bow to the Flags, Grandmaster, and the Instructors.

9th Gup to 8th Gup (GOLD)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Ki Cho YI (2) Bo
Ki Cho SAM (3) Bo
3.) Ho Sin Sul Cross hand grab break aways
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) One step : 6 through 10
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring)
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Back pivot kick
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) Execute 20 Basic motions (English)
Children's Home Rules 1 through 5
8.) Manners Know our Grandmaster’s name.
Wear the Do bok properly.
Answer questions properly.

8th Gup to 7th Gup (ORANGE)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Palgwe IL (1) Chang
3.) Ho Sin Sul Two hand grab break aways
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) One step : 15 Combinations
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring)
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Skip side kick
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) Memorize Basic motion terms 1 through 5 (English & Korean)
Children's Home Rules 6, 7, 8

7th Gup to 6th Gup (GREEN)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Palgwe YI (2) Chang
3.) Ho Sin Sul All break aways
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) One step : 5 favorite Combinations
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring)
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Palm thrust
or Forearm smash
or Hammer fist (non vertical)
or Knife hand strike
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) Memorize Basic motion terms 6 through 10 (English & Korean)
Children's Home Rules 9, 10
8.) Manners Questions about manners in the Do Chang and the Locker room

6th Gup to 5th Gup (BLUE)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Palgwe SAM (3) Chang
3.) Nop Bup (Falling Practice) Back Fall
Front Fall
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) Two step : 5 favorite Combinations
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring)
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Back Wheel Kick
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) What are the 5 Tenets of TKD
Children's Home Rules 11, 12

5th Gup to 4th Gup (BROWN)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
2 Days teaching or doing TKD community service
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Palgwe SAH (4) Chang
3.) Nop Bup (Falling Practice) Forward Roll
Side Fall
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) Two step : 5 new Combinations (Total of 10)
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring)
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Round House (kicking the air)
then Turn 360 Jump Roundhouse (breaking)
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) Definition of Courtesy

4th Gup to 3rd Gup (PURPLE)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
4 Days teaching or doing TKD community service
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Palgwe OH (5) Chang
3.) Ho Sin Sul Breakaway with Take Downs
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) Three step : 5 Combinations
One step : 5 Combinations with Take Down
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring)
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Jump BackPivot
or Double kick with two different kicks
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) Definition of Integrity

3rd Gup to 2nd Gup (RED)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
6 Days teaching or doing TKD community service
2.) Poomsee (Forms) Palgwe YUK (6) Chang
3.) Nop Bup (Falling Practice)    Diving Roll
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) Two step : 5 Combinations with Take Down
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring)
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking)

Jump Back Wheel
or Jump Front Kick

or Flying 360 Jump BackPivot (if chosen by Judge)

7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) Definition of Perseverance

2nd Gup to 1st Gup (NAVY BLUE)

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
8 Days teaching or doing TKD community service
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Palgwe CHIL (7) Chang
3.) Nop Bup (Falling Practice)    All Techniques
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) One step : 5 Knife defenses
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring) Contact Sparring
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Flying Side Kick over 2 or 3 people
or Ridge hand or knife hand
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) Definition of Self Control
Any questions the Judges wish to ask
8.) Other Must Attend Black Belt Classes (5 Minimum)
Tournaments are Recommended
Demonstrations are Recommended

1st Gup to TEMPORARY BLACK

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
10 Days teaching or doing TKD community service
2.) Pumsae (Forms) Palgwe PAL (8) Chang
3.) Nop Bup (Falling Practice)    Rolling
4.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) One, Two, & Three step : 15 Take downs
5.) Ho Sin Sul One, Two, & Three step sparring using foot only
6.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring) Contact Sparring
7.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Double Jump Front Kick
or any Speed Kick
or Double Back Wheel Kick
8.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) -Definition of Indomitable Spirit
-What will your Black Belt mean to you in the Do Chang and in your daily life?
-What are your goals as a Black Belt?
9.) Other Must Attend Black Belt Classes (5 Minimum)

Temporary Black to BLACK BELT

1.) Minimum Time 6 Weeks / Max 3 Months
12 Days teaching or doing TKD community service
2.) Pumsae (Forms) ALL Ki Cho
ALL Palgwe
Hwa-Rang
3.) Dae Ryun (Step Sparring) ALL Techniques
4.) Ho Sin Sul ALL Techniques
5.) Ja Yu Dae Ryun (Free Sparring) Sparring against a Black belt
6.) Kyuk Pa (Breaking) Knife hand :
16+ years old = 1 Brick
15-13 years old = 2 Boards or 1 Brick
12- years old = 1 Board
7.) Ji Shik (Knowledge) -Black belt pledge.
-Interview with Black belt panel.
8.) Other Must Attend Black Belt Classes (10 Minimum)