Tae Kwon Do Testing Requirements

Promotion requirements for 2nd Gup (Brown Belt)


All previous requirements learned-to-date, plus:

1)  Poomsae:

Taegeuk Yuk 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)


Blocks (Makki):

Low “X” (Eotgeoreo Arae Makki)

Opposite augmented palm pressing body (Geodeureo Batangson Momtong Anmakki)

Scissor (Gawi 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 (**)

Jump-flying Side Kick (**)


Punches (Chireugi):

Double fist uppercut to the body (Doo Joomeok Momtong Jechyo Chireugi)

Side body (Momtong Yeop Chireugi)


Strikes (Chigi):

Knee to the body or face (Mooreup Chigi)

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


Footwork for Sparring:

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


3)  Self Defense: #1- #8

4)  1 Step Sparring: #1-#4

5)  Board Break (Kyuk Pa):

Jump-flying side kick, knife hand strike, & elbow strike board break

6)  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

7)  Sparring Demonstration

8)  Demonstrate 5 block & punch/strike combinations (must write out and turn in prior to class) with Korean terminology in a straight line 

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