Grading criteria and theory info

 

Colour belt grading criteria

Based upon a student training regularly twice per week the following times are applicable for grading. 10th and 9th grade 2 months between grading. 8th – 4th 3 months between grading. 3rd – 2nd 4 months between grading. If the student is training once per week then grading times must be doubled.

10th Kup- Saju Jirugi, Saju Maki, 10 press-ups, 10 rising kicks, 10 sitting stance punches, fundamental movements and Korean theory of techniques.

9th Kup- Saju jirugi, Saju Maki, Chon-Ji, 20 press-ups, sitting stance double punch, fundamental movements and Korean theory of techniques.

8th Kup- Dan-Gun, Chon-Ji, Saju Maki or Saju Jirigi. Sets 1 and 2 of 3-step sparring (see page 40). Measure with Ap Cha Busigi over 13yrs to attempt to break. Korean theory.

7th Kup- Do-San plus any other 2 patterns or fundamental exercises. Sets 3, 4 and 5 of 3-step (see page 40). Measure with Ap Cha Busigi over 13yrs to attempt to break. Korean theory.

6th Kup- Won-Hyo plus any other 2 patterns. Sets 1 and 2 of 2-step (see page 41) and 3-Step semi free. Measure with Yop Chagi and Sonkal Yop taerigi, over 13yrs to attempt to break. Korean theory.

5th Kup- Yul-Gok plus any other 2 patterns. Sets 3,4,5 of 2-step (see page 41) and free sparring. Measure with Yop Chagi and Sonkal Yop taerigi, over 13yrs to attempt to break. Korean theory.

4th Kup- Joong-Gun plus any other 2 patterns. Sets 1 and 2 of 1 step (see page 43) and free sparring. Measure with Dollyo Chagi and Ap Palkop taerigi, over 13yrs to attempt to break. Korean theory.

3rd Kup- Toi-Gye plus any other 2 patterns. Sets 3, 4 and 5 of 1-step (see page 43) and free sparring. Measure with Dollyo Chagi and Ap Palkop taerigi, over 13yrs to attempt to break. Korean theory.

2nd kup- Hwa-Rang plus any other 2 patterns. Sets 1-5 of 1-step (see page 43), free sparring and self-defence. Measure with Bandae Dollyo Chagi, Dwit Chagi and Ap Joomuk Jirugi, over 13yrs to attempt to break. Korean theory.

Please note
In all gradings there are 4 areas that have to be completed satisfactorily for the student to be promoted. These are the following Patterns and Meanings, Pre-arranged sparring, measuring-up and Korean terminology.

Students under 13yrs do not have to break and will perform prearranged sparring to an imaginary opponent.

Female students will use Yop Joomuk instead of Ap Joomuk where stated.

All teenagers and adults may have a pre-arranged sparring partner to bring to grading, as long as the partner is the same grade or higher.

Information for white belts

Information for Yellow tag

Information for Yellow Belts

Information for Green Tags

Information for Green belt grading

Information for Green belt blue tag

Information for Blue belts

For all gradings above blue belt more detailed information is required from tkd student books.