Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Breaking requirements for promotion to 1st Dan Black Belt:

 

For promotion to 1st 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 from the list below, and/or will be breaks specified by the test board. 

The student may choose any five (5) techniques from the list below as suggestions for their breaks at testing.  These choices must include at least one (1) power foot break, one (1) power hand break, one (1) technique foot break, and one (1) technique hand break.  The test board has the prerogative to choose alternative breaks for the testing candidate from among any of the breaking requirements for 1st Dan Black Belt and below.  Therefore, it is likely that the testing candidate may perform more than just the five (5) suggested breaks – which may also include replacement breaks other than those suggested to the test board.

Techniques to be suggested to the test board will consist of the punches, blocks, thrusts, strikes and kicks learned for their promotion to 1st Geup High Red Belt and those learned for promotion to 1st Dan Black Belt.  These techniques will be executed from the specific stances in patterns or kicking instruction from which they were learned.  Depending on the type of technique and the form of its execution, a particular break can be considered a Power break or a Technique break (for options for a particular technique, please discuss with your instructor).  For promotion to 1st Dan Black Belt, the possible choices for techniques to be suggested to the test board are:

Outward Pressing Kick Power/Technique

Inward Pressing Kick Power/Technique

Ground Back Piercing Kick Power/Technique

Ground Reverse Hook Kick Technique

Ground Reverse Turning Kick Power/Technique

Flying Downward Kick Technique

Flying Twin Foot Front Kick - 1 and 2 targets Technique

Flying Twin Foot Side Piercing Kick - 1 and 2 targets Technique

Flying Outward Vertical Kick (footsword) Technique

Flying Inward Vertical Kick (reverse footsword) Technique

Mid-Air 180Reverse Hook Kick (offensive) Technique

Flying Side Thrusting Kick Power/Technique

Flying 360Reverse Hook Kick (offensive) Power/Technique

Flying Twin Foot High Kick - 2 targets Technique

Flying Twin Foot Twisting Kick - 2 targets Technique

Mid-Air 180Reverse Crescent Kick Technique

Close Stance high Side Front Block with the Inner Forearm (outward) Technique

L-Stance middle Front Punch with the Forefist (obverse) Power

L-Stance Side Back Thrust with the Side Elbow (obverse) Power

L-Stance Upward Punch with the Forefist (obverse) Power/Technique

Vertical Stance middle Side Downward Strike with the Knifehand (reverse) Power  

Walking Stance high Front Strike with the Knifehand (obverse - inward) Power/Technique

Walking Stance high Front Strike with the Reverse Knifehand (reverse - inward) Power/Technique

Walking Stance Upward Block with a Twin Palm Technique

Sitting Stance middle Front Block with the Outer Forearm (inward) Power

Sitting Stance high Side Strike with the Backfist (outward) Power/Technique

Additional, or alternative breaks requested BY the test board may include ANY breaking requirement listed for 1st Geup High Red 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 2nd Geup Low Red 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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