Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Testing requirements for promotion to 3rd Dan Black Belt:

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the patterns Eui-Am, Chung-Jang, and Ju-Che, as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all patterns, and pattern exercises, learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.  A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of a fourth pattern, Go-Dang is also required by Master Mitchell.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of no-contact Free Sparring with two opponents (senior colored belts), and Prearranged Step-Sparring with three opponents, as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all step-sparring formats learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the following kicks with both the left and right leg;

    Low Front Kick with the Front of the Knee

    Flying Pick Shape Kick

    Midair 180Reverse Turning Kick

    Midair Double 180Back Piercing Kick

    Midair 360Reverse Hook Kick (offensive)

    Midair Consecutive Kicks (2)

    Midair Combination Kicks (2)

    Flying Double Kicks with a hand technique

    Flying Consecutive Kicks (2) with a hand technique

    Flying Combination Kicks (2) with a hand technique

as well as a demonstration that the knowledge and physical proficiency of all kicks learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of the following techniques;

Close Stance with a Heaven Hand (mo-a seo ha-neul-son)

Close Ready Stance type D (Mo-a Jun-bi Seo-gi  D)

Parallel Stance with a Twin Side Elbow (na-ran-hi seo ssang-yeop pal-dung)

Diagonal Stance (Sa-seon Seo-gi)

Bending Ready Stance type B (Gu-bu-ryeo Jun-bi Seo-gi  B)

Close Stance Crescent Punch with a Twin Fore-Knuckle Fist 

Parallel Stance middle Turning Punch with the Forefist

Parallel Stance Inward Cross-Cut with the Flat Fingertip 

Sitting Stance high Parallel Block with the Inner Forearms

Sitting Stance high Outward Cross-Cut with the Flat Fingertip

Sitting Stance high Side Front Block with the Inner Forearm

Diagonal Stance Rising Block with a Twin Palm

Walking Stance low Inward Block with the Knifehand (reverse)

Walking Stance low Inward Block with the Reverse Knifehand (reverse)

Walking Stance high Side Block with the Outer Forearm (reverse - outward)

Walking Stance Downward Block with an X-Fist

Walking Stance Downward Strike with a Knifehand (reverse) 

Walking Stance high Crescent Punch with the Forefist (reverse)

Walking Stance Circular Block with the Reverse Knifehand (reverse)

Walking Stance high Front Thrust with the Double Fingertip (reverse)

Walking Stance Front Strike with the Backfist (obverse)

Walking Stance high Front Block with the Outer Forearm (obverse)

Walking Stance high Side Front Strike with the Backfist (reverse)

Walking Stance Horizontal Strike with a Twin Knifehand

Walking Stance high Front Strike with the Arc-Hand (reverse)

Walking Stance high Punch with the Open Fist (reverse)  

Walking Stance high Front Strike with the Elbow  (reverse)

Walking Stance high Crescent Strike with the Arc-Hand (reverse)

Walking Stance Inward Strike with a Twin Knifehand

L-Stance low Inward Block with the Reverse Knifehand (reverse) 

L-Stance low Inward Block with the Reverse Knifehand (reverse) 

L-Stance Scooping Block with the Palm (reverse) 

L-Stance Downward Strike with the Backhand (reverse) 

L-Stance low Reverse Knifehand Guarding Block

L-Stance Downward Block with the Outer Forearm (reverse)   

L-Stance Horizontal Strike with the Backfist (reverse) 

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

Rear-Foot Stance Downward Block with a Twin Palm

Rear-Foot Stance Pressing Block with a Twin Palm

Rear-Foot Stance Downward Thrust with the Straight Elbow (reverse)

X-Stance Side Downward Strike with the Backfist (obverse)

X-Stance low Front Block with the Reverse Knifehand (reverse)

One-Leg Stance high Parallel Block with the Outer Forearms 

Mid-Air Side Strike with the Knifehand 

L-Stance low Block with the Outer Forearm (obverse - outward), and middle Side Block with an Inner Forearm (reverse - outward)

Flying Consecutive Punch –

Front Punch with the Forefist, and then

Upset Punch with the same Forefist

Backward Double Stepping-Sliding

Backward Double Stepping

Backward Step-Slide Turning

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of both power and technique breaks on 1" pine boards and concrete tiles.  These will include several specific hand and foot technique breaking requirements for 3rd Dan Black 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.

 

A demonstration of the knowledge of, and physical proficiency with, all of the Ho-Sin-Sul (Self Defense) techniques learned at previous belt ranks on both your left and right side.

 

Preparation of a Ho-Sin-Sul routine demonstrating defenses against multiple attacks against one armed opponent.  It will be restricted to two minutes in length.

 

Passing the 3rd Dan Written Test.  This test will cover the required knowledge learned at all previous belt ranks as well as the following 3rd Dan knowledge requirements;

The history, diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Eui-Am

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Chung-Jang

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Ju-Che

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Go-Dang

The two classifications of instructor in the ITF;

At least eight of the tools of the hand and arm;

The characteristics of a Close Stance with a Heaven Hand  (mo-a seo ha-neul-son);

The characteristics of a Close Ready Stance type D  (Mo-a Jun-bi Seo-gi  D);

The characteristics of a Parallel Stance with a Twin Side Elbow (na-ran-hi seo ssang-yeop pal-dung);

The characteristics of a Diagonal Stance (Sa-seon Seo-gi);

The characteristics of a Bending Ready Stance type B (Gu-bu-ryeo Jun-bi Seo-gi  B);

 

Training expectations for the Chang Hon Kwan Taekwon-Do class are as follows:

Active workouts in approximately 7-8 classes/month for at least 24 months at a 2nd Dan Black Belt level;

Active workouts in approximately 80 classes in the twelve months just prior to the next testing; and

Students are expected to workout on their own outside of class.

 

At least one year of teaching experience as an assistant instructor of a Taekwon-Do class during this testing cycle is required.

  

Tournament competition in at least two tournaments as a Black Belt during this testing cycle is required.

  

Participate in 40 hours of community service type activities during this testing cycle.

 

A 500 word thesis comparing each of the similar components in both the Student's AND the Instructor's portion of the Student Instructor Relationships.

 

Rank Promotion Testing

The actual requirements AT testing for 3rd Dan Black Belt will consist of a physical test and an oral examination.  The physical test will consist of a demonstration of the patterns Eui-Am, Chung-Jang, Ju-Che, and Go-Dang, 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. 

 

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