ITF Black Belt (1st Dan) Grading Syllabus

Practical
  • 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
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
Hanulson
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
Stances
One-Leg stanceWaebal Sogi