At least two defenses against a headlock from the side
At least two defenses (not including throws) against a double-handed choke attack from the front
least two throws against an attack with a Side Front Kick
Falling to the front from a standing position - landing with a break fall
as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all Ho-Sin-Sul techniques
learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.
A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding
of both power and technique breaks on 1" pine boards. These will include several specific hand and foot technique breaking requirements for 4th Geup Low Blue Belt, as well as some from previous rank level breaking requirements. Breaks
will be selected by the testing candidate and/or specified by the test board.
Passing the 4th Geup Written Test within two weeks of testing. This test will cover the required
knowledge learned at all previous belt ranks as well as the following 4th Geup knowledge requirements;
The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Yul-Gok
The meaning of the color of Blue Belt
The five disciplines of Taekwon-Do Moral Culture
five parts of the Physical Composition of Taekwon-Do
The relative directions for techniques
with respect to the body
The characteristics of an X-Stance (gyo-cha seo-gi)
The characteristics of an X-Ready Stance (gyo-cha jun-bi seo-gi)
for the Chang Hon Kwan Taekwon-Do class are as follows;
Active workouts in approximately 7-8 classes/month for at least 12 weeks at a 5th Geup High Green Belt
Active workouts in approximately
7 classes in the three weeks just prior to the next testing; and
Students work out on their own outside of class on an average of four hours/week during this time.
Tournament competition in both Patterns and Sparring
in at least one tournament during this testing cycle is required.
Participate in one-and-a-half hours of community service
type activities during this testing cycle.
A 75 word report on the definition of each of the Tenets of Taekwon-Do in your own words - with an example for each which you have personally
experienced. You can not use the words used on this web page.
Rank Promotion Testing
The actual requirements
AT testing for 4th Geup Low Blue Belt will consist of a physical test and an oral examination. The
physical test will consist of a demonstration of the pattern Yul-Gok, as well as random elements of Taekwon-Do selected
by the test board. These random elements will
be selected to include requirements learned at this level (listed above), as well as some elements from previous belt rank testings.
The oral examination will consist of random questions covering required knowledge learned at this and
all previous belt ranks.