Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Testing requirements for promotion to 5th Dan Black Belt:

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of patterns Yeon-Gae, Eul-Ji, and Mun-Mu, 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 all step-sparring formats learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.

 

A demonstration of basic physical proficiency and understanding of all kicks learned at previous belt ranks has been maintained.

 

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

 

Parallel Ready Stance with an X-Backhand (na-ran-hi seo gyo-cha son-deung)

Warrior Ready Stance type A (Mu-sa Jun-bi Seo-gi  A)

Walking Stance high Punch with the Long Fist

Walking Stance low Outward Block with the Knifehand

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

Walking Stance high Front Strike with the Knifehand

Walking Stance Horizontal Strike with a Twin Side Fist

Walking Stance Rising Block with the Arc-Hand (reverse)

L-Stance Upward Block with the Palm (reverse)

L-Stance Checking Block with an X-Fist 

L-Stance Pressing Block with an X-Fist

L-Stance middle Wedging Block with the Inner Forearm

Sitting Stance Checking Block with a Twin Straight Forearm

Sitting Stance W-Shape Block with the Reverse Knifehand (outward)

Sitting Stance low Side Block with the Knifehand (outward)

X-Stance Horizontal Thrust with a Twin Elbow

X-Stance Low Punch with the Forefist (reverse)

X-Stance Upward Punch with the Forefist

X-Stance Downward Strike with the Backfist

Fixed Stance middle Outward Block with the Knifehand (reverse)

Fixed Stance middle Pushing Block with the Palm (obverse)

Fixed Stance middle Checking Block with an X-Knifehand

Rear-Foot Stance Downward Block with the Palm (reverse)

Rear-Foot Stance Waist Block with the Inner Forearm (reverse) 

Flying Side Strike with the Knifehand

A One-Leg Stancehigh Side Block with the Knifehand (obverse); and low Side Block with the Knifehand (reverse)

Backward Double Stepping with a Jump

 

There are no specific breaking requirements for promotion to 5th Dan Black Belt.  However, it is expected that the student will perform several breaks on 1" pine boards and/or concrete tiles including power and technique breaks.

 

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 5th Dan Written Test.  This test will cover the required knowledge learned at all previous belt ranks as well as the following 5th Dan knowledge requirements;

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Yeon-Gae;

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the  pattern Eul-Ji;

The pattern history, pattern diagram, and number of movements for the pattern Mun-Mu;

The history of General Choi Hong-Hi - The Father of Taekwon-Do;

The characteristics of a Parallel Ready Stance with an X-Backhand (na-ran-hi seo gyo-cha son-deung);

The characteristics of a Warrior Ready Stance type A  (Mu-sa Jun-bi Seo-gi  A);

       

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

Active workouts in approximately 7-8 classes/month for at least 48 months at a 4th 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.

       

 

Rank Promotion Testing

The actual physical requirements AT testing for a 5th Dan Black Belt will consist of a demonstration of the patterns Yeon-Gae, Eul-Ji, and Mun-Mu, as well as a Specialty Demonstration.  The components of a Specialty Demonstration are to be developed by the testing candidate.  These components should highlight and demonstrate their physical proficiency and understanding of one or more elements of the art of Taekwon-Do listed above including patterns, step-sparring, sparring, kicking, Ho-Sin-Sul, and/or breaking.

The actual physical requirements at testing will also consist of randomly selected elements of the art of Taekwon-Do listed above.  These random elements will be chosen by the test board, and will include: a demonstration of some lower belt patterns; a demonstration of some step-sparring formats; a demonstration of some kicking techniques; a demonstration of some Ho-Sin-Sul, and/or a demonstration of breaking.

 

 

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