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

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

   High Red Belt    (1st Keup) 

KICKS:
 

  • Counter Axe Kick

  • Jumping Front Leg Axe Kick

  • Counter Spinning Hook Kick
     

PUNCHES:
 

  • Double Uppercut Punch

  • Double Face Punch
     

FOOTWORK
 

  • N/A
     

GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):
 

  • Half-Nelson

  • Full-Nelson
     

FORM (Poomse):
 

  • Taeguek Chil (7) Jang
     

BOARD BREAKING
 

  • Spinning Hook Kick

  • Straight Punch
     

KOREAN:
 

  • There are no Korean language requirements, but students will still be interviewed for their ideas, thoughts and philosophy on Taekwondo and training.

    Poom Belt    
  • 6 months of holding High Red Belt
     

KICKS:
 

  • Review of randomly chosen techniques
     

PUNCHES:
 

  • Review of randomly chosen techniques
     

FOOTWORK
 

  • Review of randomly chosen techniques
     

GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):
 

  • Defense on the ground

  • Getting back on your feet
     

FORM (Poomse):
 

  • Taeguek Pal (8) Jang
     

BOARD BREAKING
 

  • Two board side kick

  • Two board hammer fist
     

KOREAN:
 

  • There are no Korean language requirements, but students will still be interviewed for their ideas, thoughts and philosophy on Taekwondo and training.

      Black Belt       
  • 6 months of holding poom belt (Probationary Black Belt)

KICKS:
 

  • Kicking demonstration of 15-20 kicks from memory
     

PUNCHES:
 

  • Demonstration of 15-20 hand techniques from memory
     

FOOTWORK
 

  • Review of randomly chosen techniques
     

GRAB DEFENSE (Hoshinsul):
 

  • Mount escape

  • 2 on 1 sparring
     

FORM (Poomse):
 

  • Review of all Taeguek forms
     

BOARD BREAKING
 

  • Speed break
     

KOREAN:
 

  • There are no Korean language requirements, but students will be required to write a 2-3 page essay on their journey to black belt. The things they learned, the challenges they faced, their goals in the future, etc. The essay is due the week before the test.