ITF Black Belt (1st Dan) Grading Syllabus

  • Twin elbow horizontal thrust from pattern Po EunCombinations in Line Work – Taken from patterns
  • 3 Step Sparring – Numbers 1 – 5
  • Two step sparring 1 – 5
  • One step sparring traditional basic
  • One step sparring traditional advanced (Using any hand attack or any kick)
  • One step sparring traditional Model (Performed in slow motion & then again in fast motion)
  • Foot sparring (kick attack, Foot block/check or dodge & kick counter)
  • Self-defense, release moves, grasps, holds and take downs
  • Free Sparring & 2 on 1 Free Sparring
  • Power test, techniques determined by examiner on the day
  • Fitness Test
  • Essay (subject of which is given prior to the grading)
  • Sajo Jirugi 1
  • Sajo Jirugi 2
  • Sajo Makgi
  • Chon-Ji
  • Dan-Gun
  • Do-San
  • Won-Hyo
  • Yul-Gok
  • Joong-Gun
  • Toi-Gye
  • Hwa-Rang
  • Choong-Moo
  • Kwang-Gae
  • Po-Eun
  • Ge-Baek
Theory Questions
  • White signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-do.
  • Yellow signifies earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root, as Tae Kwon-Do foundation is being laid.
  • Green signifies the plant’s growth as Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop.
  • Blue signifies the heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.
  • Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control, whilst warning the opponent to stay away.
  • Black is the opposite of white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.
Korean Terms
General Terms
Heaven Hand
Consecutive Kick
Yonsok Chagi
Defensive Moves
Downward Forefist pressing Block
Middle Inner Forearm Wedging Block
U-Shape Grasp
Low Reverse Knifehand Guarding Block
High Double Arc-Hand Block
Palm Scooping Block
9-Shape Block
Naeryo Ap Joomuk Noollo Makgi
Kaunde An-Palmok Hechyo Makgi
Digutja Japgi
Najunde Sonkal Dung Daebi Makgi
Nopunde Doo Bandalson Makgi
Sonbadak Duro Makgi
Gutja Makgi
Offensive Moves
Upset Punch
Pressing Kick
Downward Side-Fist (Hammerfist) Strike
Back Elbow Thrust
Horizontal Punch
Twin Elbow Horizontal Trust
Front Downward Back-Fist Strike
Middle Knuckle-Fist Punch
Dwijibo Jirugi
Noollo Chagi
Naeryo Yop-Joomuk Taerigi
Dwit Palkup Tulgi
Soopyong Jirugi
Sang Palkup Soopyong Tulgi
Ap Naeryo Dung-Joomuk Taerigi
Joongji-Joomuk Jirugi
One-Leg stance Waebal Sogi