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Belt Requirements
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ALL BELTS: WHITE BELT, YELLOW BELT, GREEN BELT, BLUE BELT, RED BELT,BROWN BELT

BLOCKS: High cross, Low cross, High block, Low block, Inside block,Outside block

PUNCHES: Knife-Hand, Ridge-Hand, Reverse Knife-Hand, Forward Elbow, Upward Elbow, Hook Punch, Backfist, Cross punch, Sunfist, Backfist, Jab Punch, Palm Heel, Upper-Cut, Spear Finger, Reverse Elbow.

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White Belt

KICKS: Back Snap, Back Thrust, Back Leg Round Kick, Lead Leg Round Kick, Side Snap, Side Thrust, Front Thrust, Front Snap, Front Kick,

FORMS: Tae-Geuk 1

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Yellow Belt

KICKS: Outside Crescent, Inside Crescent, Hatchet Kick, Hook Kick, Spinning Back Kick,

FORMS: Tae-Geuk 2

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Green Belt

KICKS: Jumping Front Thrust, Axe kick, Switch-step Axe,Spinning Outside Crescent, Spinning Hook,

FORMS: Tae-Geuk 3

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Blue Belt

KICKS: Spinning Foot Sweep, Jumping Side, Jump Spinning Back,

FORMS: Tae-Geuk 4

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Red Belt

KICKS: Jump Spinning Outside Crescent, Jump Spinning Inside Crescent Flying Side, Butterfly Kick

FORMS: Tae-Geuk 5 & 6

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Brown Belt

KICKS: Jump Spinning Hook, 360 Oustide Crescent, 360 Back Step-Through Butterfly,

FORMS: Tae-Geuk 7 & 8

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Poom

W.T.F. Taekwondo requires that one has to be 16 years old to get a black belt. If younger, you get a Poom, which can be replaced by a black-belt when passed the age of 16. The requirements are the same as for the black-belt.

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1st Dan

MATURITY
ATTITUDE
LEADERSHIP
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT
TIME IN RANK
KNOWLEDGE OF TKD HISTORY
TERMINOLOGY
ALL TAEGUK FORMS
WEAPON FORM 1
SELF-DEFENSE
PRESSURE POINT TECHNIQUES
ALL BASIC AND ADVANCED KICKS PUNCHES BLOCKS STANCES AND COMBINATIONS
BREAKING TECHNIQUES


2nd Degree Black Belt Requirements:


ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR 1ST DEGREE
KNOWLEDGE OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF TKD DETALIED HISTORY OF TKD
ATTITUDE
MATURITY
LEADERSHIP SKILLS
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS
TIME IN RANK
TERMINOLOGY
TEACHING ABIUTY
ALL FORMS
WEAPONS FORM 2
KNOWLEDGE PRESSURE POINT
SELF-DEFENSE
KNIFE DEFENSE
DEFEND FROM 2 ATTACKERS

Black is the opposite of white and means the maturity of the student in the art. It also is an indication of being impenetrable for fear and darkness.

A black-belt has to know all the aformentioned. There is also a special pattern for black-belts. The patterns follow the Poomse Taeguks as well as the Poomse Palgwes.

1st Dan - Poomse Taeguk 1-8

2st Dan - Poomse Koryo

3rd Dan - Poomse Keumgang

4th Dan - Poomse TaeBaek

5th Dan - Poomse Pyongwon

6th Dan - Poomse Sipjin

 

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