Breaking requirements for promotion to 3rd Dan Black Belt:
For promotion to 3rd Dan Black Belt, testing candidates are required to perform
several breaks consisting of a combination of both hand and foot, attacks and blocks, while using both the right and left sides. The
candidate will be required to perform both power breaks and technique breaks. These breaks will be selected from those suggested to the test board by the testing candidate, and/or will be breaks specified
by the test board.
The student may choose any six (6) techniques as suggestions for their
breaks at testing. These choices must include one (1) power foot break, one (1) power hand break, one (1)
technique foot break, one (1) technique hand break, and a two (2) target multiple aerial break. The test
board has the prerogative to choose alternative breaks for the testing candidate from among any of the breaking requirements
for 2nd Dan Black Belt and below. Therefore, it is likely
that the testing candidate may perform more than just the six (6) suggested breaks – which may also include replacement
breaks other than those suggested to the test board.
The breaking techniques chosen for suggestion to the test board by the testing candidate may include
any punch, block, thrust, strike and kick learned during their Taekwon-Do career.
Additional, or alternative
breaks requested BY the test board may include ANY breaking requirement listed for 2nd Dan Black Belt – the testing candidate may choose to
use either their right or left side for these breaks. Additional, or alternative breaks may also include
breaking with ANY technique listed as a requirement for promotion to 1st Dan Black Belt and below – the test board will decide
whether the student breaks with their right or left side for these breaks.
It is also expected that skill will increase as the testing candidate matures in size and/or
rank. Therefore, it is assumed that techniques chosen by the test board from previous rank breaking requirements
would most likely involve an increase in the number of boards or tiles.
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