Belts are awarded only when the student can meet specific standards of performance and knowledge during testing. In the event that a student may not perform to the satisfaction of the testing instructors, promotion may be delayed until those standards may be achieved. Students must recognize that promotion standards are uniform, and that each belt ranking reflects a specific level of competence. Breaking requirements are for color belt levels not stripe levels.
Testing for Black Belt the student will be expected to teach a class, turn in a thesis and essay, be knowledgeable in Korean terminology and understand the theory of power.
Anything in the handout or taught in the class may be asking at testing time.
The instructor will let the student know when they will test.
|Yellow||5 mo.||Chon-Ji||1 step, comb., free||1|
|Green stripe||3 mo.||Dan-Gun||1 step, comb., free|
|Green||3 mo.||Do-San||1 step, comb., free||2|
|Blue stripe||3 mo.||Won-Hyo||1 step, comb., free|
|Blue||3 mo.||Yul-Gok||1 step, comb., free||3|
|Red stripe||6 mo.||Joon-Gun||1 step, comb., free|
|Red||6 mo.||Toi-Gye||1 step, comb., free||4|
|Black stripe||6 mo.||Hwa-Rang||1 step, comb., free|
|Black Belt||6-12 mo.||Chun-Ji
|1 step, comb., free||5|
Black Belt Requirements
Once the student has attained the black belt the challenge begins. Additional forms setting up breaking routines.
|2nd Degree||Up to 2 yrs.||Kwang-gae
1 supported break
4 single breaks
|3rd Degree||2 – 3 yrs.||Choong-Jang
|12 boards at
|4th Degree||3 – 4 yrs.||Sam-Il
|5th Degree||4 – 5 yrs.||Yon-Gae
|6th Degree||5 – 6 yrs.||So-San