Probationary Black Belt (2nd Gup)
Requirements

Forms

Taegeuk Pal Jang (8th)  - Earth, symbolizes the "Kon", one of the 8 divination signs, which represents "Yin" and earth, meaning the root and settlement and also the beginning and the end. This is the last of the 8 Taegeuk poomsaes, which may enable the trainees to undergo the evaluation for Dan(black belt) promotion test. New movements are Double Front Kick, Augmented Outward Middle Section Block, Augmented Low Section Block, Jumping Front Kick, and Elbow Strike, Emphasis must be laid on the accuracy of stepping and the difference between jumping-over kick and alternate jumping kick in the air.

Optional
Chung Mu  -  Admiral Yi Sun-Sin.  The form ends with a left hand attack symbolizing his regrettable death having no chance to show his unrestrained potential checked by the forced reservation of loyalty to his king.

Self Defense

5 Stick Defenses
5-10 Hapkido

Free Sparring

One opponent
Legal contact area and point area.
Advanced sparring techniques
Advanced combination kicks and punches
Counter attacks

Board Breaking

none

Meditation 

1 Hour, in class



Minimum Class Attendance

Six months of training

Conditioning
  • 50 Pushups
  • 50 Crunches/Sit-ups
Stances
  • Front Cross Stance
Blocks

  • Augmented Outward Middle Section Block
  • Augmented Low Section Block
  • Half Mountain Block
Kicks
  • Jumping Front Kick
  • Double Front Jumping Kick
Punches/Attacks
  • Pulling High Section Uppercut
  • Elbow Strike

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

Responsibility

Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask
  • What is the meaning of Responsibility?
  • What is the meaning Taegeuk Pal Jang?
  • What is you goal setting after Black Belt?