Training Requirements for Belt Testing
  • 80% of classes over 3 months (20 classes for twice a week students, 10 classes for once a week)

  • Complete execution of the form with no help from instructors

Belt Testing Schedule
  • Belt tests take place 4 times a year at the following schedule: 

  • FALL: Week of October 15th

  • WINTER: Week of January 15th

  • SPRING: Week of April 15th

  • SUMMER Week of July 15th
     

Yellow Belt (7th Keup)

KICKS:

  • Basic stretch kicks

  • Front Kick

  • Round Kick


PUNCHES:

 

  • Horse-stance Punches

  • Front Stance Low Block

  • Front Stance Middle Punch


FOOTWORK


Junjin Step

Hoojin Step


GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):

 


FORM (Poomse):

 

  • Taeguek Il Jang


KOREAN:

 

  • Cha-ryut (Attention)

  • Kyung Ye (Bow)

  • 1-10 Korean counting

Orange Belt (6th Keup)

KICKS:
 

  • Fast kick

  • Stepping Sidekick
     

PUNCHES:
 

  • Front Stance Upper Block

  • Front Stance In-to-Out Knifehand Strike

  • Front Stance Out-to-In Knifehand Strike
     

FOOTWORK

- Ilbo Junjin Step
- Ilbo Hoojin Step
 

GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):
 

  • Opposite side wrist grab 1 (escape)

  • Opposite side wrist grab 2 (joint-lock)
     

FORM (Poomse):
 

  • Taeguek Yi (2) Jang
     

KOREAN:
 

  • Junbi (Ready stance)

  • Pai-chagi Junbi (Kicking Stance)

  • Joo Choom Seogi Junbi (Horseback Riding Stance)

  • Sabum Nim (master instructor)

Green Belt (5th Keup)

KICKS:
 

  • Back kick

  • High Round Kick

  • Jumping Round Kick

  • Back-leg sidekick
     

PUNCHES:
 

  • Back Stance Knife-Hand Block

  • Back Stance In-to-Out Block

  • Front Stance Out-to-In Knife-Hand Strike

  • Back Stance In-to-Out Knife-Hand Strike
     

FOOTWORK
 

  • Dashing Step

  • Back Step
     

GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):
 

  • Double Wrist Grab
     

FORM (Poomse):
 

  • Taeguek Sam (3) Jang
     

BOARD BREAKING
 

  • Stepping Sidekick
     

KOREAN:
 

  • Ap Chagi - Front Kick

  • Yeop Chagi - Side Kick

  • Dul-Iya Chagi - Round Kick

Blue Belt (4th Keup)

KICKS:
 

  • Spinning Hook

  • Axe Kick
     

PUNCHES:
 

  • Back Stance Backfist

  • Double Knife-Hand Block
     

FOOTWORK

  • 90 Degree Side Step
     

GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):
 

FORM (Poomse):
 

  • Taeguek Sa (4) Jang
     

BOARD BREAKING
 

  • In-to-Out Knife-Hand Strike
     

KOREAN:
 

  • Sabum Nim Ke Kyung Ye - Bow to the Master

  • Kuki-e De Hayo Kyung Ye - Bow to the Flags

Brown Belt (3rd Keup)

KICKS:
 

  • Jumping-Back Round Kick (Pada Chagi)

  • Narabang

  • Front Leg Counter Round Kick
     

PUNCHES:
 

  • Front Stance Palm-Heel Strike

  • Front Stance Tiger-Mouth Strike
     

FOOTWORK
 

  • N/A
     

GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):
 

FORM (Poomse):
 

  • Taeguek Oh (5) Jang
     

BOARD BREAKING
 

  • Front Kick

  • Out-to-In Knife-Hand Strike
     

KOREAN:
 

  • Win-bal - Left Foot

  • Oh-reun-bal - Right Foot

  • Win-son - Left Hand

  • Oh-reun-son - Right Hand

NOTE: 3 months after receiving brown belt, there is a "Stripe test" where students must review Taeguek Poomsae 1-4

Red Belt (2nd Keup)

KICKS:
 

  • Single Leg Double Round Kick

  • Jumping Double Round Kick
     

PUNCHES:
 

  • N/A

FOOTWORK
 

  • N/A
     

GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):
 

  • Opposite Side Wrist Grab (Advanced)

  • Front Choke Single Wrist Lock
     

FORM (Poomse):
 

  • Taeguek Yook (6) Jang
     

BOARD BREAKING
 

  • Axe Kick

  • Back Kick
     

TENETS OF TAEKWONDO

  • Courtesy

  • Integrity

  • Perseverance

  • Self-Control

  • Indomitable Spirit"


NOTE: 

  • 3 months after achieving Red belt, there is a “stripe” test where students must review the Taeguek forms 5-8