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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 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)

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

* Min. # Classes
to be eligible to test

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

Ki-Bon

None

None

One-Steps

None

None

 

Yellow

Dan-Gun

2 months

12

One-Steps

None

None

 

Orange or Sr Orange

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

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.

Red or Sr Red

Choong-Moo

2 months at each rank

16

Free Sparring Side or Round Kick

1 Approved

 

1st Probationary Black Belt

Gwang-Gae

2 months

18

Free Sparring 2 Basic Kicks #
(With different 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*#
(Two different kicks with different legs)

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

 

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 within last 12 months

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

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

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

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