Probationary Black Belt (1st Gup)


Review all previous forms focusing on the Taeguek Series.

Creative Form  -  Student must develop their own form.

Chulgi Sho Dan  -  Iron Horse Form.  This form is performed in a linear pattern moving from side to side.  The form is characterized by low stances and powerful movements.  Knees should be raised high during stepping motions.

Self Defense

A self defense skit incorporating techniques from One Steps, Hapkido and any other relevant styles the student has learned.  One or more opponents.  May also include accompanying music.

Free Sparring

Multiple opponents
Legal contact area and point area
Advanced sparring techniques
Advanced combination kicks and punches
Counter attacks

Board Breaking

Four direction kicks.  The student is expected to demonstrate power, speed, spinning and jumping techniques.
Front jump snap kick to students height.
Single brick or tile with palm heel.


3 Hours

Minimum Class Attendance

Six months of training

  • 100 Pushups
  • 100 Crunches/Sit-ups
  • All previously learned stances

  • All previously learned blocks
  • All previously learned Kicks
  • All previously learned punches and attacks
General Knowledge
  • Club Rules
  • Student Creeds
  • Count to 10 in Korean
  • Advanced sparring techniques
  • Sparring Rules
    • Legal contact area and point area
  • 5 Tenets of Tae Kwon Do
    • Courtesy
    • Integrity
    • Perseverance
    • Self Control
    • Indomitable Spirit
  • Meaning of Korean Flag
Philosophical Goal


Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask
  •  Anything...