1st Kup Red Belt / stripe to 1st Dan Black Belt

(ChoDan-Bo Rank)

I.S.A. TAE KWON DO RANK REQUIREMENTS

TIME in TRAINING Twelve (12) MONTHS continuous training since last test!
PATTERN All Previous Patterns plus

KORYO (WTF)
or
CHUNG-MU (ITF)
STANCES All Previous Stances
 
HAND STRIKES 1) All Previous Hand Strikes
2) Forearm Strike
3) Head-Butt
KICKS 1) All Previous Kicking Movements

2) All 360 Jump spin Kicks

3) Triple Kicking from Horse Stance:
a- Front, Side, Back
b- Front, Back, Side
c- Side, Front, Back
d- Side, Back, Front
e- Back, Front, Side
f- Back, Side, Front

STRETCHING Must Show Definite Increase in Flexibility since last test!
ONE-STEPS 1) All previous
SELF-DEFENSE Defense from any and all grabs, punches and stick attacks.

 

  1. PHASE I: Any spin kick where you travel 180 degrees toward your target as in the following:

    • Spin Back
    • Spin Heel
    • Spin Hook
    • Spin Crescent


  2. PHASE II: Any spin kick where you jump and spin 180 degrees toward your target
    Example: Jump Spin Back Kick

The following are the test requirements for a 1st Dan in Kukkiwon Taekwondo:

FOR 1ST DAN / POOM
 
1. A DVD /CD or VHS video of you performing the following:
 
A. POOMSAE: The TaeGeuk forms from IlJang thru PalJang (1-8)
 
B: ONE STEPS:  Minimum of fifteen (15) one-steps with an emphasis on advanced kicking skills
 
C. HOSHIN SUL: Minimum of fifteen (15) self-defense techniques against grabs, strikes, and stick attacks.
 
D: SPARRING: Minimum of two (2) minutes of free-sparring to show offensive combinations.
 
E. CHAGI: All basic and advanced kicking skills you have learned including flying, jumping, spinning and multiple kicking plus the Phase kicks below:
    
PHASE I: Any spin kick where you travel 180 degrees toward your target as in the following:
 
PHASE II: Any spin kick where you jump and spin 180 degrees toward your target
Example: Jump Spin Back Kick
                  

 
There is a fitness portion to my tests too. Everyone must be able to do at least 60 pushups in 1 minute  (Note: If there is some form of physical disability present, please explain)

F. BREAKING: Students must be over 15 years of age to break on a test.

Boards: 12" x 12" x 1" white pine or the plastic rebreakable for one (1) inch thickness.

 
                        Five (5) station break with two (2) inch at each station
                        Speed break with foot two (2) inch
                        Speed break with hand one (1) inch
                        Power break with foot minimum three (3) inches
                        Power break with hand using concrete patio blocks of 8" x 16" x 2" ...
                            minimum two blocks
 
2. Test fees for 1st Dan Kukkiwon. Fees are located here http://www.isamartialarts.net/Kukkiwon_page.html <http://www.isamartialarts.net/Kukkiwon_page.html>  

                  1st Dan $120

3. One 2" x 2" passport photo
 

Update on AUGUST 28, 2010