Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do


Breaking requirements for promotion to 1st Geup High Red Belt:


For promotion to 1st Geup High Red 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 four (4) techniques from the list below 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, 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 2nd Geup Low Red Belt and below.  Therefore, it is possible that the testing candidate may perform more than four (4) breaks – which may also include replacement breaks other than those suggested to the test board.

The testing candidate must choose techniques from those that they are most familiar with.  Additionally, they should completely understand the correct execution of those techniques.  Therefore, the techniques to be suggested to the test board will consist of the punches, blocks, thrusts, strikes and kicks learned for their promotion to 2nd Geup Low Red 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 Geup High Red Belt, the possible choices for techniques to be suggested to the test board are:

Reverse Crescent Kick Power/Technique

Skip Twisting Kick Power/Technique 

Ground Inward Vertical Kick Technique

Ground Outward Vertical Kick Technique

Flying Hook Kick (offensive) Technique

Flying 360Back Piercing Kick Power/Technique

Flying Twisting Kick Power/Technique

Mid-Air Lead Leg Hook Kick Technique

Close Stance high Side Back Strike with the Backfist Power/Technique

Close Stance Thrust with the Twin Side Elbow Technique

Walking Stance low Front Thrust with the Upset Fingertip (reverse) Technique

Walking Stance high Front Thrust with the Flat Fingertip (obverse) Technique

Sitting Stance W-Shape Block with the Outer Forearm (inward) Power

L-Stance high Side Back Strike with the Backfist (obverse) Technique

L-Stance low Block with the Outer Forearm (reverse - outward) Power

L-Stance low Knifehand Guarding Block Power

Additional, or alternative breaks requested BY the test board may include ANY breaking requirement listed for 3rd Geup High Blue Belt or 2nd Geup Low 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 4th Geup Low Blue 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.


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