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Minimum time and minimum number of classes are based on our testing cycles
even if a student chooses not to test. Students who meet the minimum
requirements, but then take time off from classes will need to
talk with the chief instructor to determine when they will be prepared to test.

Students who earn stripes (Ninja-6 and Jr, Teen and Adult White - Recommended Black Belts)
 must earn the RED skill tape stripe to be eligible to test
even if they got a no-change the previous testing at this same rank.

See "other requirements" column for additional expectations for students to be eligible to test.

Students who do not pass testing will not pay for the next testing at this same rank.
Once the student passes to the new rank, you will then pay for the next testing.
(For example if a Brown Belt does not pass testing, you do not pay for testing
until s/he passes and becomes a Senior Brown Belt and is signing up to test for Red Belt)
Black Belts with longer time-in-rank requirements may test at the very next belt testing as long as
they have been coming to class consistently each week of the new testing cycle.

Testing Requirements by Rank

Rank
the belt you will be
wearing during your testing

Form
to do at Testing

* Min. Time
to be eligible to test since earning this rank, if all other requirements are also met

* Min. # Classes
to be eligible to test if all other requirements are also met

One Steps/
Sparring

To do at testing

Foot Breaking Technique
to break
boards with at testing

Hand Breaking Technique
to break boards at testing

Other
Requirements

to be eligible
to test

White
Ninja 6 White/Sr White have similar requirement

Ki-Bon

None

None

One-Steps

None

None

 

Yellow
Ninja 6 Yellow/Sr Yellow have similar requirement

Dan-Gun

2 months

12

One-Steps

None

None

 

Orange or Sr Orange
Ninja 6 Orange have similar requirement

Do-San

2 months at each rank (basic and senior)

14

Orange: Sparring Combinations
Sr Orange: Free Sparring

None

None

 

Green or Sr Green

Won-Hyo

2 months at each rank

14

Free-sparring

None

None

 
Purple or Sr Pruple Yul-Guk 2 months at each rank

16

Free-sparring      

Blue or Sr Blue

Joong-Gun

2 months

16

Free-sparring

Blue: None
Sr Blue: Front or Side Kick

Blue: None
Sr Blue: 1 Approved

Board breaking at testing for Sr Blue is for practice only. If they pass the forms and sparring part of testing but do not break their boards, they can still pass testing.

Brown or Sr Brown

Hwa-Rang

2 months at each rank

16

Free-sparring Front or Side Kick

1 Approved

Starting at Brown Belt a student must break all board stations within the 3 attempts during testing or it is an automatic no-change and we do not make a no-change phone call to them after testing. We do have them break the board(s) after testing and before they leave the day of testing so they know they can do it next time..

Red or Sr Red

starting at this rank, parent and teacher recommendation forms are required to be eligible to register for every testing (until after high school graduation)

Choong-Moo

2 months at each rank

16

Free-sparring Side or Round Kick

1 Approved

starting at Sr Red belt & every future testing (even if student no-changed the previous testing) students must turn in a parent and a teacher recommendation form until after high school graduation; unsatisfactory marks on either form may make a student ineligible to test

1st Probationary Black Belt

Gwang-Gae

2 months

18

Free-sparring 2 Basic Kicks #
(Break with both legs but can be same kick)

None

Tournament within last 12 months

1st Recommended Black Belt

Gwang-Gae

2 months

18

Free-sparring

2 Basic Kicks*#
(Break with both legs, must be different kick with each leg)

None

 

1st Decided Black Belt

Poe-Eun

4 months

10 a month

Free-sparring

1 Side or Round Kick
1 Spin Side Kick *#

1 Student Choice

Starting at 1st Decided Black Belt students must also have chief instructor approval that they are prepared for testing in order to register for testing

1st Sr. Black Belt

Gae-Baek

6 months

10 a month

Free-sparring

1 Side or Round Kick
1 Jump Kick #

1 Student Choice

Tournament or Camp within last 12 months

2nd Degree Black Belt

Choong-Jang

8 months

10 a month

Free-sparring 1 Spin Kick
1 Jump Kick #

None

 

2nd Decided Black Belt

Yoo-Sin

8 months

10 a month

Free-sparring 1 Spin Kick
1 Jump Kick #

1 Student Choice

Tournament or Camp within last 12 months

2nd Sr. Black Belt
must be 13 years old to test for 3rd

Ul-Ji

10 months

10 a month

Free-sparring

1 Jump Spin Kick
1 Spin Kick #^

1 Student choice

Tournament or Camp, and filled in at a high rank testing sparring round within last 12 month

3rd Degree Black Belt
must be 15 to test for 3rd Dec

Yon-Gae

12 months

10 a month

Free-sparring

1 Jump Spin Kick
1 Jump Kick #^

1 Student Choice

National Tournament within past 12 months
3rd Decided Black Belt
must be 18 to test for 3rd Sr

Juche

12 months

10 a month

Free-sparring 1 Jump Spin Kick
1 Jump or Spin Kick
1 Basic Kick#^

1 Student Choice

3rd Sr. Black Belt
must be 21 to test for 4th

Ko-Dang

12 months

10 a month

Free-sparring 1 Jump Spin Kick
1 Jump or Spin Kick
1 Basic Kick#^

2 Student Choice, different arms

National Tournament within past 12 months
4th Degree Black Belt
must be 23 to test for 4th Sr

Choi-Yong

2 years

10 a month

Free-sparring 1 360 Jump Spin Kick
1 Jump Spin Kick
1 Spin Kick
1 Basic Kick#^

1 Student Choice

National Tournament within past 12 months
4th Sr. Black Belt
must be 25 to test for 5th

Tong-Il

2 years

10 a month

Free-sparring 1 360 Jump Spin Kick
1 Jump Spin Kick
1 Spin Kick
1 Basic Kick#^

2 Student Choice, different arms

National Tournament within past 12 months
5th Degree Black Belt

Moon-Moo

5 years

10 a month

Free-sparring 1 360 Jump Spin Kick
1 Jump Spin Kick
1 Jump Kick
1 Spin Kick
1 Basic Kick#^

2 Student Choice, different arms

National Tournament within past 12 months
(Once a student has earned the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt, there are no additional testings, but the time requirement to achieve the next rank is in years equal to the number of bars on the current belt. For example, once you are a 6th degree, you must wait 6 years to perform a demo and to be awarded your 7th Degree Black Belt.)   For students who meet time requirements, but stop coming to class for a period of time, the chief instructor will determine when they will be eligible to test. # of classes required are per OUR testing cycle even if a student chooses not to test.   Definition of symbols
#-Must break with Different Legs
^-Testing for 3rd Degree and higher, one foot technique station has one additional board added

Explanation of hand techniques
If 2 hand techniques are required they must be different techniques and with different hands