Fixed Stance Checking Block
with an X-Knifehand
L-Stance - high Block with the Outer Forearm (obverse - outward), and low
Block with the Outer Forearm (reverse - outward)Punch
in a Triple Stepping Motion
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 4th 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
basic physical proficiency and understanding of the Ho-Sin-Sul (Self Defense) techniques learned at previous belt ranks
on both your left and right side.
Passing the 4th Dan Written Test.
This test will cover the required knowledge learned at all previous belt ranks as well as the following 4th Dan knowledge requirements;
The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Sam-il
The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Yu-Sin
The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Choi-Yeong
The eight characteristics of the ideal instructor;
At least eight of the vital spots of high section
At least eight of the vital spots of middle section
At least eight of the vital spots of low section
The 12 parts of the
instructor’s responsibility to the Student-Instructor relationship;
of a Warrior Ready Stance type B (Mu-sa Jun-bi Seo-gi B);
The characteristics of an Inner Open Stance (An Pal-ja Seo-gi);
The characteristics of an Inner Open Ready Stance (An Pal-ja Jun-bi Seo-gi);
The characteristics of an Outer Open Stance (Ba-kkat Pal-ja Seo-gi);
The characteristics of an Outer Open Ready Stance (Ba-kkat Pal-ja Jun-bi Seo-gi)
for the Chang Hon Kwan Taekwon-Do class are as follows:
Active workouts in approximately 7-8 classes/month for at least 36
months at 3rd 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 the head 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 thesis on any
aspect of Taekwon-Do, a minimum of six pages in length.
Rank Promotion Testing
The actual requirements AT
testing for 4th Dan Black Belt will consist of a physical test and an oral examination. The physical test will consist of a
demonstration of the patterns Sam-il, Yu-Sin, and Choi-Yeong, 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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