The following is the time and lesson requirements between each grade:

White to Yellow Belt
1 1/2 months and 12 attendance points

Yellow to Blue Belt
3 months and 24 attendance points

Blue Belt to Black Belt
6 months and 48 attendance points

(Note: Your attendance criteria determines whether you are eligible to grade but your instructor will determine if you are ready to grade or not)

Refer to this guide for what will be expected of you on grading day

White Belt (going for Yellow Tag)
  • 10 press ups
  • 10 Sit Ups
  • 10 Straight jumps
  • Four directional punching (Saju jirugi)
  • Four directional blocking (Saju makgi)
  • Sitting stance single punch (narani so jirugi)
  • Front rising kick (apcha ollogi)
  • Walking stance middle obverse punch (Gunnun so kaunde baro jirugi)
  • Walking stance middle inner forearm block (Gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi
  • Walking stance middle inner forearm block and middle reverse punch(gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi wa kaunde bandae jirugi)
  • THEORY / Attitude
Yellow Stripe (going for Yellow Belt)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Four directional block (Saju makgi)
  • Pattern Chon-Ji (Chon-Ji tul)
  • Sitting stance two continuous punches(Annun so doo jirugi)
  • Front snap kick then walking stance obverse punch and reverse punch (apcha busigi wa gunnun so baro jirugi wa bandae jirugi)
  • Front rising kick (apcha ollogi)
  • Walking stance middle block reverse punch (Gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi wa bandae jirugi)
  • L-Stance middle inner forearm block ( Niunja so kaunde an palmok makgi)
  • L-Stance forearm guarding block (Niunja so palmok daebi makgi)
  • THEORY / Attitude
Yellow Belt (going for Green Stripe)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Chon-Ji (Chon-Ji tul)
  • Pattern Dan-Gun (Dan-Gun tul)
  • Walking stance low block rising lock ( Gunnun so najunde bakat palmok makgi wa chukyo makgi)
  • Front snap kick then walking stance obverse punch then reverse punch ( Apcha busigi wa gunnun so baro jirug wa bandae jirugi)
  • L-stance outward knife hand side strike ( Niunja so wa bakuro sonkal yop taerigi)
  • L-stance knife hand guarding block ( Niunja so wa palmok daebi makgi)
  • L-stance Twin forearm block (Niunja so wa sang palmok makgi)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • THEORY
Green Stripe (going for Green Belt)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Dan-Gun (Dan-Gun tul)
  • Pattern Do-San (Do-San tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • Semi free sparring ( ban jayo matsogi) basic
  • Walking stance wedging block ( Gunnun so hecho makgi)
  • Left and right side piercing kick (yop cha jirugi)
  • Left and right turning kick ( dollyo chagi)
  • THEORY / Attitude
Green Belt (going for Blue Stripe)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Do-San (Do-San tul)
  • Pattern Won-Hyo (Won-Hyo tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • Semi free sparring (ban jayo matsogi)
  • Free sparring (Jayo matsogi)
  • Left and right side piercing kick ( Yop cha jirugi)
  • Left and right turning kick (dollyo chagi)
  • Left & right back piercing kick (Dwit cha jirugi)
  • THEORY / Attitude
Blue Stripe (going for Blue Belt)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Won-Hyo (Won-Hyo tul)
  • Pattern yul-gok (Yul-gok tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • Two step sparring (Ilbo matsogi)
  • One step sparring (Ibo matsogi)
  • Free sparring (Jayo matsogi)
  • Self-defence – releasing motions
  • Left and right side piercing kick (Yop cha jirugi)
  • Left and right turning kick (dollyo chagi)
  • Left and right Reverse turning kick ( bandae dollyo chagi)
  • THEORY / Attitude
Blue Belt (going for Red Stripe)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Yul-Gok (Yul-Gok tul)
  • Pattern Joong-Gun (Joong-Gun tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • Two step sparring (Ilbo matsogi)
  • One step sparring (Ibo matsogi)
  • Free sparring (Jayo matsogi)
  • Self-defence – Attacking motions
  • Left and right turning kick (dollyo chagi)
  • Left and right Reverse turning kick ( bandae dollyo chagi)]
  • Left & right crescent kick ( Bandal chagi)
  • THEORY / Attitude
Red Stripe (going for Red Belt)
  • 30 Press Ups
  • 30 Situps
  • 30 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Joong-Gun (Joong-Gun tul)
  • Pattern Toi-Gye (Toi-Gye tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • Two step sparring (Ilbo matsogi)
  • One step sparring (Ibo matsogi)
  • Free sparring (jayo matsogi)
  • Seld-defence – breaking motion
  • Left and right turning kick (dollyo chagi)
  • Left and right reverse turning kick (bandae dollyo chagi)
  • Left & right vertical kick ( Sewo chagi)
  • THEORY / Attitude
Red Belt (going for Black Stripe)
  • 30 Press Ups
  • 30 Situps
  • 30 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Toi-Gye (Toi-Gye tul)
  • Pattern Hwa-Rang (Hwa-Rang tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • One step sparring (Ilbo matsogi)
  • Free sparring ( Jayo matsogi)
  • Self-defence
  • Left and right side piercing kick
  • Left and right turning kick
  • Left and right reverse turning kick
  • Walking stance reverse punch
  • Left and right flying side piercing kick (Twimyo yop cha jirugi)
  • THEORY / Attitude
Black Stripe (going for Black Belt)
  • Any Pattern from chong-ji to choong-moo (examiners choose)
  • Pattern hwa-rang (Hwa-rang tul)
  • Pattern Choong-Moo (Choong-Moo tul)
  • Three step sparring (Sambo matsogi)
  • Two step sparring (Ibo matsogi)
  • One step sparring (Ilbo matsogi)
  • Semi-Free sparring (Banjayo matsogi)
  • Free sparring (Jayo matsogi)
  • Two verses One free sparring
  • Self-defence (Hosin sool)
  • Turning kick (dollyo chagi)
  • Reverse turning kick (bandae dollyo chagi)
  • Flying side piercing kick (Twimyo yop cha jirugi)
  • Hand technique (choice) (brick)
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