2nd Dan to 3rd Dan Black Belt

I.S.A. TAEKWONDO RANK REQUIREMENTS

TIME in TRAINING 24 MONTHS continuous training since last test!
PATTERN All Previous Patterns plus

KEUM-GANG (WTF)
or
EUI AM, KO DANG, CHOONG JANG (ITF)
STANCES All Previous Stances
HAND STRIKES 1) All Previous Hand Strikes
2) Go to:
Attacking Maneuvers 
3) Must understand unarmed defense against weapons
4) Must understand Sungjado Defense
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 Kneeling, Seated, Sitting and Prone position.
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

  4. PHASE IV: Any kick where you first run at least 15 feet and then jump and spin 360 degrees toward your target.
    Example: Running Jump Spin 360 degree Back Kick

The following are the test requirements for a 3rd Dan in Kukkiwon Taekwondo:

A. POOMSAE: The TaeGeuk form PalJang (# 8), Koryo, and KeumGang
 
B: ONE STEPS:  Minimum of twenty-five (25) one-steps with an emphasis on advanced kicking skills
 
C. HOSHIN SUL: Minimum of thirty (30) self-defense techniques against grabs, strikes, and stick attacks split into three distinct groups: Standing (10), Kneeling (10), Seated in a chair or sitting on the floor (10)
 
D: SPARRING: Minimum of two (2) minutes of free-sparring to show offensive combinations (one minute hands and feet) (one minute feet only)
 
E. CHAGI: All basic and advanced kicking skills you have learned including flying, jumping, spinning and multiple kicking plus the Phase kicks below:
    
 
  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

  4. PHASE IV: Any kick where you first run at least 15 feet and then jump and spin 360 degrees toward your target.
    Example: Running Jump Spin 360 degree 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:

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 five (5) inches
                        Power break with hand using concrete patio blocks of 8" x 16" x 2" ...
                            minimum four blocks


2. Fees are located here http://www.isamartialarts.net/Kukkiwon_page.html 
                   3rd Dan $195

3. One 2" x 2" passport photo
 

Update AUGUST 28, 2010