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Promotion Testing

Promotion tests are usually held every two months. In order to move from one rank to the next, one must participate in promotion tests. These generally involve demonstration of skill and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Fundamental concepts
  • Fundamental techniques
  • Patterns ("Hyeong")

    Note:  Students testing for 5th or 6th dan will also be required to create their own unique patterns.

  • Self-defense ("Hosin-sul")
  • Sparring

    At Master Han's schools, this involves one- or three-step sparring and no-contact free sparring.

  • Breaking
    Belt transition Wood Concrete
    White Belt to Yellow Belt 1 Board: hand or foot  
    Yellow Belt to Orange Belt 1 Board: hand
    1 Board: foot
     
    Orange Belt to Green Belt 1 Board: hand or foot
    1 Board: hand or foot
    1 Board: hand or foot
     
    Green Belt to Blue Stripe 1 Board: hand
    1 Board: foot
    1 Board: jumping technique
     
    Blue Stripe to Blue Belt 2 Boards: hand
    1 Board: flying kick
     
    Blue Belt to Red Stripe 2 Boards: hand
    1 Board: foot
    1 Board: foot
     
    Red Stripe to Red Belt 2 Boards: hand
    2 Boards: foot
    1 Board: foot
     
    Red Belt to Black Stripe 2 Boards: hand (eyes closed)
    2 Boards: foot (eyes closed)
    2 Boards: foot
     
    Black Stripe to 1st Dan 3 Boards: foot
    2 Boards: hand
    1 Board: speed break (eyes closed)
    1 Block: hand
    1st Dan to 2nd Dan 4 Boards: hand or foot
    3 Boards: hand or foot
    2 Boards: speed break (eyes closed)
    2 Blocks: hand
    2nd Dan to 3rd Dan 4 Boards: hand or foot
    4 Boards: hand or foot
    2 Blocks: hand
    1 Block: foot
    3rd Dan to 4th Dan 5 Boards: hand or foot
    5 Boards: hand or foot
    2 Blocks: hand
    2 Blocks: foot

    or

    3 Blocks: hand or foot
    4th Dan to 5th Dan 6 Boards: hand or foot
    6 Boards: hand or foot
    3 Blocks: hand
    2 Block: foot
    5th Dan to 6th Dan 7 Boards: hand or foot
    7 Boards: hand or foot
    4 Blocks: hand
    2 Block: foot


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