Tae Kwon Do Testing Requirements

Promotion requirements for 1st Gup (Brown Belt with red stripe)


All previous requirements learned-to-date, plus:

1)  Poomsae:

Taegeuk Chil Jang


2)  Techniques:

Stances (Seogi):

Ready Stance (Pyonhi/Choonbi Seogi)

Long (Apkoobi)

Horse (Choochoom)

Back (Dwikoobe)

Attention (Moa) *heels touch at 45° angle

X-Stance (Koa)

Left (Oen)

Right (Oreun)

Tiger (Beom Seogi)

Crossleg Stance (Apseogi)


Blocks (Makki):

Low “X” (Eotgeoreo Arae Makki)

Opposite augmented palm pressing body (Geodeureo Batangson Momtong Anmakki)

Opposite 45 palmpressing Body Block (Batangson Montong Makki)

Scissor (Gawi Makki)

Knifehand Low Block (Doo Sonnal Arae Makki)

Wedge body (Hechyo Momtong Makki)

Double knife hand low (Doo Sonnal Arae Makki)


Concentration (Munyum):

Covering fist (Bo Joomeok)


Kicks (Chagi):

Target crescent (Pyojeok Chagi)

Spin hook (Momdollyo Huryeo Chagi)

Front Snap Kick (Ap Chagi)

Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)

Back Kick (Dui Chagi)

Side Kick (Yup Chagi)

Ax Kick (Chikyo Chagi)

Skip-up Roundhouse (Tio Dollyo Chagi)

Jump-flying Side Kick (Tio Yup Chagi)


Punches (Chireugi):

Double middle uppercut (Jechyo Chireugi)

Side body (Momtong Yeop Chireugi)


Strikes (Chigi):

Tarket Elbo (Palkoop Pyokeok chigi)

Outside backfist to temple (Deung Joomeok Eolgool Yeop Bakat Chigi)

Backfit to Upper Lip (Deung Joomeok Eolgool Apa Chigi)


Footwork for Sparring:

Stepping advance followed by side step (IIbo Chun Jin Yeop)


3)  Self Defense:  #1- #8

4)  Ground Defense: rollover, kick away on hip, & escape

5)  1 Step Sparring: #1-#4

6)  Board Break (Kyuk Pa):

2 kicks & 2 punch/strikes, alternating hands and feet. Non-stop, fluid motion.


7)  Knowledge:

– All “knowledge” previously learned-to-date, plus:

– Count from 1 to 80, hana-YoDeun, in Korean Cardinal numbers

– Korean term for Master Instructor (Kwon jam nim)

– Review Opening and Closing Procedures

– Know names of body parts: Neck (Mok), Fist (Jumeok), Murup (Knee), Elbow (Palkoop)


8)  Sparring Demonstration


9)   Demonstrate 7 block & punch/strike combinations (must write out and turn in prior to class) with Korean terminology in a straight line

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