TAEKWONDO BELT REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for promotion to a higher belt at Champion Martial Arts Center Inc. are shown here and are posted and available at the school. Keep in mind that these are minimum requirements. Promotion greatly depends on each student’s technique. When the instructors feel a student is prepared to test for promotion, they will let the student know.

Periodically, the instructor will check to see if a student knows the requirements for the next belt. If the requirements are mastered, students may receive tapes on their belt. One tape is for Poomse (forms), and one tape is for Kicks (sparring combinations).

It is the student’s responsibility to know the required material for each belt test, which includes all previous Poomse and sparring combinations. When testing for a higher belt, the student must fill out an application prior to the test, wear the full uniform, and bring sparring gear to the test.

Poomse (forms): Descriptions and videos of the Tae Kwon Do forms (“tae geuks”) are available at this site.

YELLOW  yellow

  • Form: Tae Geuk El-Jong (One)
  • Sparring Techniques #1-3
    • #1: Runner kick, roundhouse kick
    • #2: Step forward, three roundhouse kicks
    • #3: Trade feet, roundhouse kick
  • Kicks: Front Snap, Round House, Ax
  • Basic Blocks (arm, cross arm, and arm out blocks) from Kicks
  • Attacking with Check Motions
  • Attend at least 40 Classes
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, and Self-Control
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • Recite the Class Rules & Count in Korean
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School

ORANGE  orange

  • Forms: Tae Geuk El- (one) and E-Jong (two)
  • Sparring Techniques #1-6
    • #4: Ax kick, step back, roundhouse kick
    • #5: Roundhouse kick, out-to-in circle kick
    • #6: Step forward, reverse punch, in-to-out circle kick, roundhouse kick
  • Kicks: Jumping Front Snap, Runner, Push, Jumping Round House (back foot)
  • Attacking Motions when Opponent is Moving Back (gungin, step in, step change, switch in)
  • Basic Blocks (double arm, and rear hand blocks) from Kicks
  • Sparring: (No Contact) 2 One Minute Rounds
  • Attend at least 40 Classes
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, and Self-Control
  • Tell What the Class Rules Mean
  • Basic Korean Taekwondo Terminology
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School

GREEN  green

  • Forms: #1, #2, & Tae Geuk Sam-Jong (#3)
  • Sparring Techniques #1-9
    • #7: Step to the side roundhouse
    • #8: 45° runner kick
    • #9: Runner ax kick, switch, roundhouse
  • Kicks: Jumping Round House (front foot), Hook, Spin, & Back Kicks
  • Combination Attacking Motions
    • (right-left; right-right-left-left; right-left-left; spin step-kicks)
  • Counter Motions
    • (hoogen-kick, upball-kick, back kick, step around-kicks)
  • Basic Blocks (switch-block, shin-block, kick-shin block)
  • Attend 60 Classes
  • Breaking: 1 Beginning Technique
  • Sparring: 3 One Minute Rounds
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, and Self-Control
  • No Longer Need Encouragement From the Instructors To Do Your Best Every Class
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School

BLUE  blue

  • Forms #1, #2, #3, and Tae Geuk Sa-Jong (#4)
  • Sparring Techniques #1-12
    • #10: Roundhouse kick, double kick
    • #11: Check, double switch, runner kick, double kick
    • #12: Runner push kick, hoogen, fake swing, roundhouse kick
  • Kicks: Step-in Side, Back Foot Cut Kick, Front Foot Cut, Step Forward Back Kick, Universal, & Flying Side
  • Attacking Motions (lead foot lung, box step-kick)
  • Counter Motions: (front box step, back box step, step back-kick)
  • Attend 60 Classes, and Attend Class Regularly
  • Assist the Instructors at 15 Beginner Classes
  • Breaking: 2 Techniques
  • Sparring: 2 Two Minute Rounds
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, and Self-Control
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • No Longer Need Encouragement From the Instructors To Do Your Best Every Class
  • Promotion Depends Greatly On Your Technique!
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School

BLUE II blue2

  • Form #1 through #4, & Tae Geuk O-Jong (#5)
  • Sparring Techniques #1-15
    • #13: Double switch, swing kick
    • #14: Runner kick, step back, swing kick
    • #15: Roundhouse kick, step in behind, hook kick
  • Kicks: Jumping Back, Tornado, Jumping Ax, Double, Triple, Runner/Double
  • Use Variety of Kicks, Combinations, and Footwork in Sparring
  • Attacking Motions (upball-kick, box steps-kick)
  • Counter Motions (front cover punch, back cover punch, para chagi, swing kick counter)
  • Attend 60 Classes, and Attend Class Regularly
  • Assist the Instructors at 15 Beginner Classes
  • Breaking: 2 Techniques
  • Sparring: 1 Two Minute Round, and 1 Three Minute Round
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, and Self-Control
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • No Longer Need Encouragement From the Instructors To Do Your Best Every Class
  • Promotion Depends Greatly On Your Technique!
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School

RED  red

  • Forms #1 through #5, &Tae Geuk Yook -Jong (#6)
  • Sparring Techniques #1-18
    • #16: Switch, back kick
    • #17: Push kick, step forward, back kick
    • #18: Back kick, ax kick
  • All Kicks, Combinations, and Foot Work
  • Use A Variety of Kicks, Combinations, and Foot Work in Sparring
  • Trapping Motions for Opponent Who Kicks at your Motions
  • Attend 80 Classes, and Attend Class Regularly
  • Assist the Instructors at Beginner Classes 20
  • Breaking: 2 Techniques
  • Sparring: 3 Two Minute Rounds
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, and Self-Control
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • Help Lower-Ranked Students With Discipline and Technique, and Be A Model Student
  • Promotion Depends Greatly On Your Technique!
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School

RED II  red2

  • Forms #1 through #6, &Tae Geuk Chil-Jong (#7)
  • Sparring Techniques #1-21
    • #19: Ax kick, switch, tornado kick
    • #20: Two roundhouse kicks, step forward, tornado kick
    • #21: Check, tornado, runner double kick
  • All Kicks, Combinations, and Foot Work
  • Use A Variety of Kicks, Combinations, and Foot Work in Sparring
  • Trapping Motions for Opponent Who Attacks
  • Attend 80 Classes, and Attend Class Regularly
  • Assist the Instructors at 20 Beginner Classes
  • Breaking: 3 Techniques
  • Sparring: 2 Two Minute Rounds
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, and Self-Control
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • Help Lower-Ranked Students With Discipline and Technique, and Be A Model Student
  • Promotion Depends Greatly On Your Technique!
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School

RED/BLACK  redblack

  • Forms #1 through #7, &Tae Geuk Pul-Jong (#8)
  • Sparring Techniques #1-24
    • #22: Roundhouse kick, switch, tornado kick, swing kick
    • #23: Step forward, push kick, back kick, reverse switch, swing kick
    • #24: Universal kick
  • All Kicks, Combinations, and Foot Work
  • Use A Variety of Kicks, Combinations, and Foot Work in Sparring
  • Trapping Motions for Opponent Who Movers Laterally & Box Step Traps
  • Attend 90 Classes, and Attend Class Regularly
  • Assist the Instructors at 20 Beginner
  • Breaking: 4 Techniques
  • Sparring: 5 Two Minute Rounds
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, Self-Control, and Leadership
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • Help Lower-Ranked Students With Discipline and Technique, and Be A Model Student
  • Promotion Depends Greatly On Your Technique!
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School

BLACK  black

  • Forms #1 through #8, & Korryo
  • Sparring Techniques #1-25
    • #25: Runner kick, switch, universal kick
  • All Kicks, Combinations, and Foot Work
  • Use A Variety of Kicks, Combinations, and Foot Work in Sparring
  • All Attacks, Counters, & Trapping Motions
  • Attend 100 Classes, and Attend Class Regularly
  • Assist the Instructors at 25 Beginner Classes
  • Independently Teach 30 Classes
  • Breaking: 5 Techniques
  • Sparring: 5 Three Minute Rounds
  • Demonstrate Humbleness, Respect, Desire, Self-Control, and Leadership
  • State Goals in Taekwondo, at Home, and at School
  • Help Lower-Ranked Students With Discipline and Technique, and Be A Model Student
  • Give a Verbal Summary of Legal and Illegal Kicking and Punching Areas, and Legal Scores
  • Be a Judge at One Tournament
  • Write a Two-Page Paper On Taekwondo
  • Run 5 Miles, Do 100 Push-ups, & 200 Sit-ups
  • Have at least B-average in all Classes at School