Examinations

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Taekwondo examinations

Every half year examinations take place to get a higher belt. During these examinations, taekwondokas show whether they meet the requirements to get a higher belt. A starting taekwondoka receives their white belt when they purchase their dobok.

Geups

Within taekwondo there are belt degrees (Geups) these range from white to red-black. These degrees can be acieved within the club. Once you have received your 1st geup, then you can go for the black belt (1st dan). The examination for the 1st dan is a national examination that takes place in front of 3 juries.

GeupColor belt
10thWhite
9thWhite-Yellow
8thYellow
7thYellow-Green
6thGreen
5thGreen-blue
4thBlue
3rdBlue-Red
2ndRed
1stRed-Black
Dan

The dan degrees range from the 1st dan up until the 9th dan. All these examinations take place either nationally or internationally.

Examination requirements
GeupTaeguk
(style form)
Taeryon
(step-sparring)
Hosinsul
(self defence)
Gyeo Rugi
(sparring)
Gye Pa
(break test)
9th
(White-Yellow)
Il-jang (only techniques)2 Ilbo---
8th
(Yellow)
Il-jang4 Ilbo-regulations-
7th
(Yellow-Green)
I-jang5 Ilbo-regulations-
6th
(Green)
Sam-jang6 Ilbo-regulations-
5th
(Green-Blue)
Sa-jang7 Ilbo4regulations-
4th
(Blue)
O-jang6 Ilbo, 4 Sambo6regulations2 boards
3rd
(Blue-Red)
Yug-jang6 Ilbo, 4 Sambo7regulations2 boards
2nd
(Red)
Chil-jang8 Ilbo, 2 Ibo, 4 Sambo8regulations3 boards
1st
(Red-Black)
Pal-jang12 Ilbo, 3 Ibo, 3 Sambo10regulations3 boards

Besides the 5 pracical components mentioned above, there is a theoretical component.

This document containts “all” theory you need to know:

Theory of taekwondo

This document contains the theory for the lower belts:

Theory of taekwondo – lowerbelts