The following is the time and lesson requirements between each grade:

White Belts & Yellow Tags
12 attendance lessons

Yellow Belts, Green Tags, Green Belts, Blue Tags
3 months and 24 attendance lessons

Blue Belts, Red Tags, Red Belts, Black Tags
6 months and 48 attendance lessons

(Note: Your attendance criteria determines whether you are eligible to grade but your instructor will determine if you are ready to grade or not)

Refer to this guide for what will be expected of you on the grading day (the grade you are now, not what you are going for).

White Belt (going for Yellow Tag)
  • 10 press ups
  • 10 Sit Ups
  • 10 Straight jumps
  • Four directional punching (Saju jirugi)
  • Four directional blocking (Saju makgi)
  • Sitting stance single punch (narani so jirugi)
  • Front rising kick (apcha ollogi)
  • Walking stance middle obverse punch (Gunnun so kaunde baro jirugi)
  • Walking stance middle inner forearm block (Gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi
  • Walking stance middle inner forearm block then middle reverse punch (Gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi wa kaunde bandae jirugi)

Theory:-

  1. What are the tenets of Taekwon-Do ? ANSWER
  2. What country does Taekwon-Do come from ? ANSWER
  3. What is the training suit called in Korean ? ANSWER
  4. What is the training area/hall called in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. Who is your Instructor ? ANSWER
  6. Who founded Taekwon-Do ? ANSWER
Yellow Stripe (going for Yellow Belt)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Four directional block (Saju makgi)
  • Pattern Chon-Ji (Chon-Ji tul)
  • Sitting stance two continuous punches(Annun so doo jirugi)
  • Front snap kick then walking stance obverse punch and reverse punch (apcha busigi wa gunnun so baro jirugi wa bandae jirugi)
  • Front rising kick (apcha ollogi)
  • Walking stance middle block reverse punch (Gunnun so kaunde an palmok makgi wa bandae jirugi)
  • L-Stance middle inner forearm block ( Niunja so kaunde an palmok makgi)
  • L-Stance forearm guarding block (Niunja so palmok daebi makgi)

Theory:-

  1. What is the meaning of pattern Chon-Ji ? ANSWER
  2. What is low section in Korean ? ANSWER
  3. What is the training suit called in Korean ? ANSWER
  4. What is the training area/hall called in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. What is walking stance in Korean ? ANSWER
  6. What country is Taekwon-Do from ? ANSWER
Yellow Belt (going for Green Stripe)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Chon-Ji (Chon-Ji tul)
  • Pattern Dan-Gun (Dan-Gun tul)
  • Walking stance low block rising lock ( Gunnun so najunde bakat palmok makgi wa chukyo makgi)
  • Front snap kick then walking stance obverse punch then reverse punch ( Apcha busigi wa gunnun so baro jirug wa bandae jirugi)
  • L-stance outward knife hand side strike ( Niunja so wa bakuro sonkal yop taerigi)
  • L-stance knife hand guarding block ( Niunja so wa palmok daebi makgi)
  • L-stance Twin forearm block (Niunja so wa sang palmok makgi)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)

Theory:-

  1. What is the meaning of Dan-Gun ? ANSWER
  2. Who invented (founded)Taekwon-Do ? ANSWER
  3. What does I.T.F stand for ? ANSWER
  4. What is middle section in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. What does yellow belt mean ? ANSWER
  6. What does U.T.A stand for ? ANSWER
Green Stripe (going for Green Belt)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Dan-Gun (Dan-Gun tul)
  • Pattern Do-San (Do-San tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • Semi free sparring ( ban jayo matsogi) basic
  • Walking stance wedging block ( Gunnun so hecho makgi)
  • Left and right side piercing kick (yop cha jirugi)
  • Left and right turning kick ( dollyo chagi)

Theory:-

  1. What is the meaning of Do-San ? ANSWER
  2. What does green belt mean ? ANSWER
  3. What is walking stance called in Korean ? ANSWER
  4. What is high section called in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. What is the name of your Tkd School ? ANSWER
  6. What is L-stance called in Korean ? ANSWER
Green Belt (going for Blue Stripe)
  • 20 Press Ups
  • 20 Sit Ups
  • 20 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Do-San (Do-San tul)
  • Pattern Won-Hyo (Won-Hyo tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • Semi free sparring (ban jayo matsogi)
  • Free sparring (Jayo matsogi)
  • Left and right side piercing kick ( Yop cha jirugi)
  • Left and right turning kick (dollyo chagi)
  • Left & right back piercing kick (Dwit cha jirugi)

Theory:-

  1. What is the meaning of Won-Hyo ? ANSWER
  2. What is knife hand called in Korean ? ANSWER
  3. Who founded Taekwon-Do ? ANSWER
  4. What is fixed stance called in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. What do the words Tae, Kwon, and Do mean ? ANSWER
  6. What is side kick called in Korean ? ANSWER
Blue Stripe (going for Blue Belt)

Theory:-

  1. What is the meaning of Yul-Gok ? ANSWER
  2. What is the meaning of blue belt ? ANSWER
  3. What is a punch called in Korean ? ANSWER
  4. What is the training hall called in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. What is hooking block called in Korean ? ANSWER
  6. What is front elbow strike in Korean ? ANSWER
Blue Belt (going for Red Stripe)

Theory:-

  1. What is the meaning of Joong-Gun ? ANSWER
  2. What is rear foot stance in Korean ? ANSWER
  3. What is upper elbow in Korean ? ANSWER
  4. What is front snap kick in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. What is the meaning of red belt ? ANSWER
  6. What is reverse knife hand in Korean ? ANSWER
Red Stripe (going for Red Belt)

Theory:-

  1. What is the meaning of Toi-Gye ? ANSWER
  2. What is the meaning of red belt ? ANSWER
  3. What is finger tip in Korean ? ANSWER
  4. What is three step sparring in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. What is turning kick in Korean ? ANSWER
  6. What is a flying kick in Korean ? ANSWER
Red Belt (going for Black Stripe)
  • 30 Press Ups
  • 30 Situps
  • 30 Straight jumps
  • Pattern Toi-Gye (Toi-Gye tul)
  • Pattern Hwa-Rang (Hwa-Rang tul)
  • Three step sparring (sambo matsogi)
  • One step sparring (Ilbo matsogi)
  • Free sparring ( Jayo matsogi)
  • Self-defence
  • Left and right side piercing kick
  • Left and right turning kick
  • Left and right reverse turning kick
  • Walking stance reverse punch
  • Left and right flying side piercing kick (Twimyo yop cha jirugi)

Theory:-

  1. What is the meaning of Hwa-Rang ? ANSWER
  2. What is the meaning of black belt ? ANSWER
  3. What are the 6 elements in the theory of power ? ANSWER
  4. What is closed stance in Korean ? ANSWER
  5. What does Taekwon-do mean ? ANSWER
  6. What is flying side piercing kick in Korean ? ANSWER
  7. What is release from a grab called in Korean ? ANSWER
  8. What is the definition of Taekwon-Do ? ANSWER
Black Stripe (going for Black Belt)
  • Any Pattern from chong-ji to choong-moo (examiners choose)
  • Pattern hwa-rang (Hwa-rang tul)
  • Pattern Choong-Moo (Choong-Moo tul)
  • Three step sparring (Sambo matsogi)
  • Two step sparring (Ibo matsogi)
  • One step sparring (Ilbo matsogi)
  • Semi-Free sparring (Banjayo matsogi)
  • Free sparring (Jayo matsogi)
  • Two verses One free sparring
  • Self-defence (Hosin sool)
  • Turning kick (dollyo chagi)
  • Reverse turning kick (bandae dollyo chagi)
  • Flying side piercing kick (Twimyo yop cha jirugi)
  • Hand technique (choice) (brick)

Theory:-

  1. What are the 6 elements of the theory of power ? ANSWER
  2. What is the training secret ? ANSWER
  3. What is the meaning of Joong-Gun ? ANSWER
  4. What is the meaning of Choong-Moo ? ANSWER
  5. What is the definition of Taekwon-Do ? ANSWER