Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do


Breaking requirements for promotion to 3rd Geup High Blue Belt:


For promotion to 3rd Geup High Blue 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 4th Geup Low Blue 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 4th Geup Low Blue 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 3rd Geup High Blue Belt, the possible choices for techniques to be suggested to the test board are:

High Twisting Kick Technique

Skip Hook Kick Technique

Triple Kicks Technique

Ground High Kick Power/Technique

Ground Turning Kick Power/Technique

Ground Side Thrusting Kick Power/Technique

Flying Turning Kick Power/Technique

Flying Side Turning Kick Power/Technique

Walking Stance middle Front Strike with the Front Elbow (reverse) Power

Walking Stance high Block with the Double Forearm (obverse - outward) Power

X-Stance high Side Strike with the Backfist (reverse) Technique 

Additional, or alternative breaks requested BY the test board may include ANY breaking requirement listed for 5th Geup High Green Belt or 4th Geup Low Blue 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 6th Geup Low Green 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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