Black Belt Test



Black Belt Testing is held 2 times a year. Students will be tested on Forms, Kicking Techniques, Self-Defense, and Board Breaking. Students will either be testing for a Black Belt or Black Belt Stripe.

Achieving a Black Belt in any Martial Arts is a significant achievement. It signifies dedication, hard work, and mental strength. But we must also keep in mind, earning a Black Belt does not signify the end of the journey. A Black Belt represents the end of the Color Belt Journey and a new Journey towards a better understanding of Tae Kwon Do and its philosophy is the new focus. When a student successfully passes the Black Belt Test he/she becomes a 1st Degree Black Belt. 

Mistakes
- Only one mistake is allowed during testing.
- Two mistakes will result in an automatic failure.

Board Breaks
- You are expected to break 3 boards.
- Each board break can be attempted 3 times for a total of 9 tries.
-You are allowed to use any Hand Technique (Knife Hand Strike, Palm Block)
- You are allowed to use any Spin Kick Technique (Spin Roundhouse, Spin Hook Kick)
- You are allowed to use any Jump Kick Technique (Jump Front, Jump Side, Jump Back Kick)

Sparring
- World Tae Kwon Do Federation rules apply.
- Do not forget to bring all of your sparring gear.

Private Lessons
Private lessons will be held Saturdays:

1.) 12PM-1PM
2.) 1PM-2PM
3.) 2PM-3PM

After the 1st Degree, students will take 3 more tests known as Black Belt Stripe Test until reaching 2nd Degree. 

1st Degree - as a 1st Degree Black Belt, students have a mastery of all 100 movements of Yuen Moo Sun, all 8 of the Tae Geuk Forms, and proficiency in Self-Defense. They will go on to learn the Koryo Form and other Special Techniques. It will take approximately 2 years to attain the 2nd Degree Black Belt

2nd Degree - as a 2nd Degree Black Belt, students have a mastery of the Koryo Forms, Special Techniques, and advanced Kicking Techniques. 2nd Degree Black Belts will learn the Geumgang Form and other Special Techniques. It will take approximately 2 and a half years to attain the 3rd Degree Black Belt.

3rd Degree - as a 3rd Degree Black Belt, students have a mastery of the Geumgang Forms, Special Techniques, and more advanced Kicking Techniques. 3rd Degree Black Belts will learn the Taebaek Form as well as advanced Special Techniques. It will take approximately 3 years to attain the 4th Degree Black Belt.

Koryo, Geumgang, and Taebaek forms are all required curriculum under the guidelines of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF).