Black Belt Testing Checklist/Requirements

Black belt testing checklist (1st Dan)

  • Work out regularly for six months as a high red belt.
  • Complete 20 hours of community service.
  • Plan and practice breaks- start eight weeks before testing.
  • Order new uniform - Talk to Master Hups.
  • Plan and practice ho sin sul routine with a partner - start four weeks before testing, 10 required moves to defend against.
  • Plan advanced one-step sparring (at least 5 sets of attacks and counterattacks).
  • Photo to submit with application.
  • Study for written test on white book content.
  • Complete application form and turn in with photo.
  • Pay testing fee (about $200)

Testing Requirements

(testing will include any or all of the following)

  • 1st dan kicks and hand techniques listed in the white book and lower rank kicks and hand techniques 
  • Choong-moo and lower rank patterns
  • Advanced one-step sparring
  • Advanced semi-free sparring
  • No-contact free sparring
  • Ho sin sul routine - 10 moves
  • Breaks - power foot, power hand, and technical
  • Written test on white book content

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