Children’s Rank Requirements

For the Children’s Class, a minimum requirement of 25 classes is required (30 for Green Belts on up) to be eligible to test for the next belt. Advancement in rank is awarded on the basis of technical proficiency and mastery of the material presented within each rank. The development and adherence to the martial art philosophy and the overall contribution of the individual are also considerations.

White Belt

  • Entrance level

White/Stripe Belt

  • Punches  —  From Keymasay, Jab and Cross
  • Kicks  —  Leg lift, Front Snap Kick, Inside & Outside Crescent Kicks
  • Moving Concentration Number 1
  • Calisthenics  — 10 push-ups, 10 crunches
  • Stretching

Light Blue Belt

  • Responsible for White/Stripe techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Actions  —  1 – 4
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Basic Hand Escapes 1 – 3
  • Fighting Techniques  —  1 – 3
  • Kicks  —  Roundhouse Kick
  • Calisthenics  —  12 Push – ups, 12 Crunches

Light Blue/Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for Light Blue Belt techniques
  • Judo Falls (Yu Do)  —  Side Fall Positions 1 – 3
  • Punches  —  Circle Block (Horse Stance)
  • Kicks  —  Side Kick, Hook Kick
  • Hand Technique  —  #1
  • Calisthenics  —  14 Push – Ups, 14 Crunches

Dark Blue Belt

  • Responsible for Light Blue/Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Actions  —  5 – 7
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Basic Escapes 4 – 5
  • Fighting Techniques  —  4 – 5
  • Judo Falls  —  Side Fall Positions 4 – 5
  • Kicks  —  Axe Kick
  • Moving Concentration  —  #2
  • Calisthenics  —  16 Push-Ups, 16 Crunches

Dark Blue/Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for  Dark Blue Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Action  —  8
  • Punches  — Hook, Upper Cut
  • Kicks  —  Shuffle Roundhouse Kick, Shuffle Side Kick
  • Hand Technique  —  #2
  • Calisthenics  —  18 Push-ups, 18 Crunches

Purple Belt

  • Responsible for Dark Blue/Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Action  —  9
  • Hap Ki Do  —  In-Hand 1
  • Fighting Techniques  —  6
  • Judo Falls  —  Back Fall Positions 1 – 2
  • Kicks  —  Back Kick, Spin Kick
  • Moving Concentration  —  3 and 4
  • Calisthenics   —  20 Push-Ups, 20 Crunches

Purple/Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for Purple Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Actions  — 10 – 14
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Ki Bon Il Boo
  • Hap Ki Do  —  In-Hand 2 – 3
  • Fighting Techniques  —  7 – 8
  • Judo Falls  —  Back Fall Position 3
  • Hand Technique  —  # 3

Orange Belt

  • Responsible for Purple/Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Actions  —  15 – 18
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Ki Bon Yee Boo
  • Hap Ki Do  —  In-Hand 4 – 5
  • Fighting Techniques  —  9 – 10
  • Judo Falls  —  Back Fall Position 4 – 5
  • Hand Techniques  —  4 – 5
  • Breaking  —  Optional/ Judge’s Discretion

Orange/Single Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for Orange Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Actions  —  19 – 23
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pal Gwe Il Jung
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Shaking Hand 1 – 3
  • Fighting Techniques  —  11 – 13
  • Judo Falls  —  Front Fall Position 1 – 3
  • Hand Techniques  —  4 – 5
  • Weapons  —  Nunchucku Basic Actions (Optional)
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion

Orange/Double Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for Orange/Strip Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Actions  —  24 – 27
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pal Gwe Yee Jung
  • Hap Ki Do   —  Shaking Hand 4 – 5
  • Fighting Techniques  —  14 – 15
  • Judo Falls  —  Front Fall Positions 4 – 5
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion

Orange/Triple Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for Orange/Double Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Actions  —  28 – 32
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Ki Bon Som Boo, Pal Gwe Som Jung
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Cloth 1 – 3
  • Fighting Techniques  —  16 – 18
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion

Yellow Belt

  • Responsible for Orange/Triple Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Basic Actions  —  33 – 36
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pyuhn Ahn 1
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Cloth 4 – 5
  • Fighting Techniques  —  19 – 20
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 Person

Yellow/Single Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for Yellow Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pal Gwe Sa Jung
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Behind 1 – 3
  • 3 Step Fighting  —  1 – 3
  • Kicks  —  Jumping Front, Side, Roundhouse, and Back Kicks
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 Person

Yellow/Double Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for Yellow/Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pyuhn Ahn 2
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Behind 4 – 5
  • 3 – Step Fighting  —  4 – 5
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 Person

Yellow/Triple Stripe Belt

  • Responsible for Yellow/Double Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse —  Pal Gwe Oh Jung
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Two Hand 1 – 3
  • Judo Throwing Techniques  —  1 – 3
  • Weapons  —  Kum Do (sword) Basic Actions (Optional)
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 Person

Green Belt

  • Minimum 3 months of 2-3 days a week of continued education
  • Perfection of Yellow/Triple Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pyuhn Ahn 3
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Two Hand 4 – 5
  • Judo Throwing Techniques  —  4 – 5
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 – 2 People

Green/Stripe Belt

  • Minimum 3 months of 2-3 days a week of continued education 
  • Perfection of Green Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pal Gwe Yuk Jung & Pyuhn Ahn 4
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Embrace 1 – 5
  • Weapons  —  Long Stick Basic Actions (Optional)
  • Breaking  —  Optional / Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 – 2 People

Red Belt

  • Minimum 3 months of 2-3 days a week of continued education 
  • Perfection of Green/Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pal Gwe Chil Jung & Pyuhn Ahn 5
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Sitting 1 – 5
  • Breaking  —  Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 – 2 People

Red/Stripe Belt

  • Minimum 3-6 months of 2-3 days a week of continued education 
  • Perfection of Red Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Pal Gwe Pi Jung, Ba Sai (Sip Sul)
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Laying 1- 5
  • Breaking  —  Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 – 2 People

1st Dan Jr. Black Belt

  • Minimum 9-12 months of 2-3 days a week of continued education 
  • Perfection of Red/Stripe Belt techniques
  • Tae Kwon Do Poomse  —  Koryo, Chul Gi, Jung Sim Do #1
  • Hap Ki Do  —  Kneeling 1 – 5
  • Breaking  —  Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 – 3 People
  • Report  —  500 word paper referencing your martial arts experience

2nd Dan Jr. Black Belt (age 12 & under)/1st Dan Sr. Black Belt (age 13 & up)

  • Minimum 2.5 years of 2-3 days a week of continued education 
  • Perfection of 1st Dan Jr. Black Belt techniques
  • Nunchucku  —  Forms 1 & 2
  • Kum (Sword)  — Forms 1 & 2
  • Bo (Long Stock)  — Forms 1,2 & 3
  • Breaking  —  Judge’s Discretion
  • Sparring  —  1 – 3 People
  • Report  —  500 word paper referencing your martial arts experience
  • If testing for Sr. Rank, must participate in the Adults Class for minimum 9 months