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Testing Requirements

this page is only a guide ( for the minimum requirements - ask your  instructor for your belt level requirements for  testing.

LOW BELT REQUIREMENTS

WHITE BELT (10TH GUP) TESTING FOR HIGH WHITE BELT (9TH GUP)

 

REQUIRED FORM: NONE

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

KICKS:STANCES:

 

A) FRONT KICK

B) ROUND HOUSE KICK

C) SIDE KICK

D) AXE KICK

 

A) WALKING STANCE

B) FRONT STANCE

C) FIGHTING STANCE

D) HORSEBACK RIDING STANCE

 

PUNCHES & BLOCKS:COMBINATIONS:

A) JAB

B) CROSS

C) JAB CROSS

D) LOW BLOCK

E) UPPER BLOCK

F) INNER BLOCK

G) OUTER BLOCK

 

A) BACK LEG ROUND HOUSE, STEP BEHIND SIDE KICK

B) BACK LEG FRONT KICK, BACK LEG AXE KICK

C) ROUND HOUSE KICK, AXE KICK

D) TWO STEP IN JAB CROSS, BACK LEG ROUND HOUSE KICK

 

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK:

A) STEP BEHIND SIDE KICK

 

HIGH WHITE BELT (9TH GUP) TESTING FOR YELLOW BELT (8TH GUP)

                                     

 

REQUIRED FORM: TAEGEUK IL JANG (1ST FORM) 18 MOVEMENTS

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

KICKS: STANCES:

 

A) SKIPPING IN FRONT KICK

B) SKIPPING IN ROUND HOUSE KICK

C) SKIPPING IN SIDE KICK

D) OUTSIDE WHEEL KICK

E) INSIDE WHEEL KICK

 

A) WALKING STANCE

B) FRONT STANCE

C) FIGHTING STANCE

D) HORSEBACK RIDING STANCE

PUNCHES & BLOCKS:

COMBINATIONS:

 

A) JAB CROSS UPPER CUT

 

ABILITY TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ABOVE AND PREVIOUS TECHNIQUES BY COMMAND OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN ANY COMBINATION

 

SPARRING: NO

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK: (CHOOSE ONE)

A) SKIPPING IN SIDE KICK

B) STEPPING IN FRONT KICK

C) BACK LEG AXE KICK

YELLOW BELT (8TH GUP) TESTING FOR ORANGE BELT (7TH GUP

 

REQUIRED FORM: TAEGEUK Ee JANG (2ND FORM) 18 MOVEMENTS

 

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

KICKS:STANCES:

 

A) SWITCHING FRONT KICK

B) SWITCHING ROUND HOUSE KICK

C) STEPPING IN AXE KICK

D) DOUBLE FRONT KICK

E) DOUBLE UP ROUND HOUSE KICKS

 

A) BACK STANCE

 

PUNCHES & BLOCKS:COMBINATIONS:

A) JAB CROSS UPPER CUT HOOK

 

ABILITY TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ABOVE AND PREVIOUS TECHNIQUES BY COMMAND OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN ANY COMBINATION

 

SPARRING: NO

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK: (CHOOSE ONE)

 

A) SKIPPING IN FRONT KICK

B) SWITCHING FRONT KICK

C) SKIPPING IN AXE KICK

D) RUN AWAY 360 ROUND HOUSE

ORANGE BELT (7TH GUP) TESTING FOR GREEN BELT (6TH GUP)

 

REQUIRED FORM: TAEGEUK SOM JANG (3RD FORM) 20 MOVEMENTS

 

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

KICKS: PUNCHES & BLOCKS:

 

A) SPIN KICK

B) SKIPPING AND SWITCHING FRONT KICK

C) 360 ROUND HOUSE KICK

D) SKIPPING IN SWITCHING ROUND HOUSE KICK

E) JAB KICKS (SIDE, FRONT)

F) DOUBLE UP ROUND HOUSE KICKS

 

A) SINGLE KNIFE HAND BACK STANCE

B) NECK ATTACK

C) DOUBLE JAB

D) DOUBLE KNIFE HAND BLOCK

E) SPEAR : NO KNIFE HAND BLOCK  

COMBINATIONS:

ABILITY TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ABOVE AND PREVIOUS TECHNIQUES BY COMMAND OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN ANY COMBINATION

SPARRING: NO

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK: (CHOOSE ONE)

A) SKIPPING IN AXE KICK

B) STEP IN SPINNING BACK KICK

C) SWITCHING ROUND HOUSE KICK

GREEN BELT (6TH GUP) TESTING FOR PURPLE BELT (5TH GUP)

                             

REQUIRED FORM: TAEGEUK SA JANG (4TH FORM) 20 MOVEMENTS

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

 

KICKS:STANCES

A) STEPPING IN SPINNING BACK KICK

B) SWITCHING SPIN KICK

C) FRONT  LEG SKIPPING IN HOOK KICK

D) SKIPPING IN AXE KICK

 

A) BACK STANCE

B) DOUBLE KNIFE HAND BACK STANCE

MOTION:COMBINATIONS:

A) 45 DEGREE HOP STEP

B) CHECKING YOUR OPPONENT

 

ABILITY TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ABOVE AND PREVIOUS TECHNIQUES BY COMMAND OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN ANY COMBINATION

 

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK: (CHOOSE ONE)SPARRING: NO

A) SPINNING BACK KICK

B) STEP IN SPIN KICK

**COMPETING IN 2 TOURNAMENTS A YEAR ARE A REQUIREMENT FOR PROGRESSING TO HIGH BELT

HIGH BELT REQUIREMENTS

PURPLE  (5TH GUP) TESTING FOR BLUE (4TH GUP)

 

REQUIRED FORM: TAEGEUK OH JANG  (5TH FORM)

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

 

KICKS:STANCES:

A)

B)

C)

D)

A) Back Stance

B) Deep Front Stance

C) Horse Back Riding Stance

 

PUNCHES & BLOCKS:COMBINATIONS :

A) PREVIOUS

ABILITY TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ABOVE AND PREVIOUS TECHNIQUES BY COMMAND OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN ANY COMBINATION

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK:

A) Step in Spinning Back Kick

 

BLUE (4TH Gup) TESTING FOR BROWN (3RD Gup)

 

REQUIRED FORM: TAEGEUK YUK JANG (6TH  FORM) 23 MOVEMENTS

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

KICKS: STANCES:

 

A) 360 ROUND HOUSE KICK

B) DOUBLE UP ROUND HOUSE KICK

C) STEPPING AIR FRONT KICK

 

A) Back Stance

B) Deep Front Stance

C) Horse Back Riding Stance

B) Tiger stance

PUNCHES & BLOCKS:

COMBINATIONS :

 

A)   X-Block

B) Scissors Black

 

ABILITY TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ABOVE AND PREVIOUS TECHNIQUES BY COMMAND OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN ANY COMBINATION

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK: 

SPARRING: NO

 

A) Switch and go Jumping Spin Kick

B) 

C)

BROWN (3RD GUP) TESTING FOR RED (2ND GUP)

 

REQUIRED FORM: TAEGEUK CHIL JANG (7TH FORM) 25 MOVEMENTS

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

KICKS:STANCES:

A) 

B)

C)

D)

E)

A) 

 

PUNCHES & BLOCKS:COMBINATIONS :

A)

B)

C) 

ABILITY TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ABOVE AND PREVIOUS TECHNIQUES BY COMMAND OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN ANY COMBINATION

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK: (CHOOSE ONE)SPARRING: NO

 

A)  Stationary jumping spin kick

B)

C)

D)

 

RED BELT (2ND GUP) TESTING FOR HIGH RED (1ST GUP)

                   

REQUIRED FORM: TAEGEUK PAL JANG (8TH  FORM) 24MOVEMENTS

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES:

KICKS:

PUNCHES & BLOCKS:

 

A) Spinning Crossing Kick

B) Spinning Hook Kick

C) Jumping Switching Back Kick

 

A) Previous

 

COMBINATIONS :

 

 

ABILITY TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ABOVE AND PREVIOUS TECHNIQUES BY COMMAND OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN ANY COMBINATION

REQUIRED BOARD BREAK: (CHOOSE ONE)

SPARRING: NO

 

A)  Spinning Crossing Kick

B)  Spinning Hook Kick

**COMPETING IN 2 TOURNAMENTS A YEAR ARE A REQUIREMENT FOR PROGRESSING TO BLACK BELT

DEPUTY BLACK BELT REQUIREMENTS

A) Perform all 8 colored belt forms correctly.

B) Be prepared to recite the following.

    Eight Manners of Solemnity.

    Student Creed.

    Student Oath.

C) Remain in push-up position for 8 minutes

    Remain in horseback riding stance for 10 minutes.

    200 push-ups in 10 minutes.

D) Break at least4 boards (at instructors discretion)

E) All and any combinations done in class, including previous colored belt requirements

F) Sparring (please bring all your sparring gear.

1st BLACK BELT REQUIREMENTS

A) Perform Koryo and all 8 colored belt forms correctly.

     Perform a Creative form with a least 20 movements.  You may

     use music (if approved by Master V. Should be no longer than 3 minutes.

B) Be prepared to recite the following.

    Eight Manners of Solemnity.

    Student Creed.

    Student Oath.

C) Remain in push-up position for 10 minutes

    Remain in horseback riding stance for 12 minutes.

    200 push-ups in 10 minutes.

D) Break at least 9 boards (at instructors discretion) 3 stations, each with 3 boards

     No hand breaks.

E) All and any combinations done in class, including previous colored belt requirements

F) Sparring (please bring all your sparring gear.

G) Recite a 1-2 page essay on the subject of " what Taekwondo has done for you, and what

    are my short and long term goals going forward.

  

 

 2nd BLACK BELT REQUIREMENTS

A) Perform Koryo  and Geumgang all 8 colored belt forms correctly.

    

     Perform a Creative breaking with 4 stations. 

     2 spinning, 2 jumping, 2 flying, 2 switching, and 2 hand breaks

    

B) Be prepared to recite the following.

    Eight Manners of Solemnity.

    Student Creed.

    Student Oath.

C) Remain in push-up position for 12 minutes

    Remain in horseback riding stance for 14 minutes.

    200 push-ups in 10 minutes.

    Run 1 mile in 8 min. or less.

  

D) Sparring 10 minutes (please bring all your sparring gear).

     3 minutes with one Black Belt

     3 minutes with a different Black Belt.

     3 minutes with a different Black Belt.

     1 minute with two Black Belts.