1st Dan to 2nd Dan Black Belt

I.S.A. TAEKWONDO RANK REQUIREMENTS

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

KORYO & KEUMGANG(WTF)
or
KWAN GAE, PO EUN, GAE BAEK (ITF)
STANCES All Previous Stances
HAND STRIKES 1) All Previous Hand Strikes
2) Must understand unarmed defense against weapons
KICKS 1)  All Previous Kicking Movements
2)  Phase Kicks below!
STRETCHING Must Show Definite Increase in Flexibility since last test!
SELF DEFENSE All Break Hold from a Sitting Position
ONE-STEPS Minimum of 25 performed flawlessly emphasizing kicking skills.
 

PHASE KICKS

  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

  3. PHASE III: Any kick where you jump and spin 360 degrees toward your target.
    Example: Jump Spin 360 degrees Back Kick

The following are the test requirements for a 2nd Dan in Kukkiwon Taekwondo:

A. POOMSAE: The TaeGeuk forms from YukJang thru PalJang (6-8) and Koryo
 
B: ONE STEPS:  Minimum of twenty (20) one-steps with an emphasis on advanced kicking skills
 
C. HOSHIN SUL: Minimum of twenty (20) 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 (must be with more speed and fluidity than a 1st Dan / Poom):
    
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 two (2) inch
                        Power break with foot minimum four (4) inches
                        Power break with hand using concrete patio blocks of 8" x 16" x 2" ...
                            minimum three blocks

2.Fees web page: http://www.isamartialarts.net/Kukkiwon_page.html 
                2nd Dan $160

3. One 2" x 2" passport photo
 

Update AUGUST 28, 2010