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Promotion Requirements


Below are the requirements for each rank as well as the time required to train before an individual is eligible to take the next promotion test.

Find your current rank and you will see the requirements to attain the next rank.

 

Current Belt (Rank)

Form(s) and/or Basic Motions

(repeated forms in italics)

Break(s)

Promissory Fighting &

Self Defense

Free Fighting

Terminology / Thesis

Time Req.

White

(10th Gup)

o Ha dann makki (Low block)

o Jung dann kong kyuck (Middle attack)

o Sang dann kong kyuck (High attack)

o Ap chagi (Front Kick)

Ap chagi

(Front Kick)

None

None

  • · Terminology Sheet 1

2 mo.

Yellow

(9th Gup)

o Sang dann makki (High Block)

o Jung dann makki (Middle block)

o Yup chagi (Side kick)

o Tolyo chagi (Roundhouse kick)

  • · Chung Jee

Yup chagi

(Side kick)

None

None

  • · Terminology Sheet 1
  • · Terminology Sheet 2

2 mo.

Sr. Yellow

(8th Gup)

o Soo do makki (Knife hand block)

 o Dui chagi (Back kick)

  • · Jahng Baek Cho Dan
  • · Chung Jee

Soo do

(Knife hand)

One-steps:

  • · 2 hand

1 on 1

  • · Terminology Sheet 1
  • · Terminology Sheet 2

2 mo.

Green

(7th Gup)

  • · Pyung Ahn Cho Dan
  • · Jahng Baek Cho Dan

Phal kum chi

(Elbow)

One-steps:

  • · 4 hand

1 on 1

  • · 10 Elements of Training
  • · Terminology Sheet 1
  • · Terminology Sheet 2

2 mo.

Sr. Green

(6th Gup)

  • · Jahng Baek E Dan
  • · Pyung Ahn Cho Dan

Tolyo chagi
(Roundhouse kick)

One-steps:

  • · 4 foot

1 on 1

  • · 10 Elements of Training
  • · Terminology Sheet 1
  • · Terminology Sheet 2

2 mo.

Blue

(5th Gup)

  • · Jahng Baek Sahm Dan
  • · Jahng Baek E Dan

Dui chagi

(Back kick)

One-steps:

  • · 4 foot

1 on 1 (2x)

  • · 10 Commitments
  • · 10 Elements of Training
  • · Terminology Sheet 1
  • · Terminology Sheet 2

2 mo.

Sr. Blue

(4th Gup)

  • · Pyung Ahn E Dan
  • · Jahng Baek Sahm Dan

E dann ap chagi

(Jump front kick)

One-steps:

  • · 3 hand
  • · 3 foot

1 on 1 (2x)

  • · 10 Commitments
  • · 10 Elements of Training
  • · Terminology Sheet 1
  • · Terminology Sheet 2

4 mo.

Brown

(3rd Gup)

  • · Pyung Ahn Sahm Dan
  • · Pyung Ahn Sah Dan
  • · all lower forms

Twimyo yup chagi (Flying side kick)

One-steps:

  • · 5 hand
  • · 5 foot

1 on 1

2 on 1

  • · 10 Commitments
  • · 10 Elements of Training
  • · Terminology Sheet 1
  • · Terminology Sheet 2

4 mo.

Sr. Brown

(2nd Gup)

  • · Pyung Ahn Oh Dan
  • · Hwa Rang
  • · all lower forms

Jump Roundhouse Kick

Chasing Side Kick

One-steps:

  • · 5 hand
  • · 5 foot
  • · 5 take downs

1 on 1

2 on 1

  • · 10 Commitments
  • · 10 Elements of Training
  • · Terminology Sheet 1
  • · Terminology Sheet 2

4 mo.

Red

(1st Gup)

  • · Chung Mu
  • · Bassai Dae
  • · all lower forms

Skip Side Kick

Jump Back Kick

One-steps:

  • · 10 hand
  • · 10 foot
  • · 5 take downs

1 on 1 (2x)

2 on 1

Thesis Topic:

How Has Tae Kwon Do affected my life?

5 pages (double spaced)

6 mo.

Temporary Black

  • · Hap Jang
  • · Koryo So
  • · Chulgi Cho Dan
  • · all lower forms

Soo do (Knife hand) through concrete slab(s)

and one of the following:

  • · Hwe Jeon Chagi (Wheel kick)
    left and right leg
  • · Three directions (without pause)

Long one-steps:

  • · 4 right leg
  • · 2 left leg

1 on 1 (2x)

3 on 1

Thesis Topic:

Loyalty and Patience

5 pages (double spaced)

6 mo.

1st Dan

  • · Koryo Dae
  • · Bassai So
  • · Chulgi E Dan

Five directions

(without pause)

2 hand and 3 foot

Individually developed

self defense

1 on 1

2 on 1

3 on 1

Thesis Topic:

Honor and Respect

5 pages (double spaced)

2 yr.


 

Current Belt (Rank)

Form(s) and/or Basic Motions

(repeated forms in italics)

Break(s)

Promissory Fighting &

Self Defense

Free Fighting

Terminology / Thesis

Time Req.

2nd Dan

  • · Ship Soo
  • · Kum Kang
  • · Chulgi Sahm Dan

Individually developed

Individually developed

self defense

1 on 1,

2 on 1,

3 on 1

Thesis Topic:

Life and Universe

5 pages (double spaced)

3 yr.

3rd Dan

  • · Kong Sang Goon
  • · Yun Bee
  • · Sip Jin

Individually developed

Individually developed

self defense

1 on 1,

2 on 1,

3 on 1

Thesis Topic:

What is the meaning of “Do”?

5 pages (double spaced)

4 yr.

4th Dan

  • · Ahm Hak
  • · Ji Tae
  • · Jin Jung
  • · Song Roke

Individually developed

Individually developed

self defense

1 on 1,

2 on 1,

3 on 1

Thesis Topic:

Tae Kwon Do and Religion

5 pages (double spaced)

5 yr.

5th Dan

  • · Bahn Wall
  • · Ja Eun
  • · So Chin

Individually developed

Individually developed

self defense

1 on 1,

2 on 1,

3 on 1

Thesis Topic:

What is the mission statement for Je Be Ryu?

5 pages (double spaced)

6 yr.

6th Dan

  • · Kong Sang Goon So
  • · Chun Kwon, Han Soo
  • · Il Yo

Individually developed

Individually developed

self defense

1 on 1,

2 on 1,

3 on 1

Thesis Topic: Teaching and Leadership

5 pages (double spaced)

7 yr.

7th Dan





Thesis Topic:

Life and Death

15 pages (double spaced)

8 yr.