ITF Black Belt (2nd Dan) Grading Syllabus

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
Mid-air Strike
Side Instep
Twio Dolmyo Taerigi
Yop Baldung
Defensive Moves
Reverse Knifehand Circular Block
Middle Knifehand Wedging Block
Downward Alternate Palm Block
Low Inward Reverse Knifehand Block
Low Twin Palm Pressing Block
Parrallel Block
Rising Twin Palm Block
Outer Forearm Downward Block
Sonkal Dung Dollimyo Makgi
Kaunde Sonkal Hechyo Makgi
Naeryo euhkallin Sonbadak Makgi
Najunde Anuro Sonkal Dung Makgi
Najunde Sang Sonbadak Noolyo Makgi
Narani Makgi
Chookyo Sang Sonbadak Makgi
Bakat Palmok Naeryo Makgi
Offensive Moves
Crescent Punch
High Double Finger Thrust
Downward Back Hand Strike
Twin Knifehand Horizontal Strike
High Arc-Hand Strike
High Twin Fore-Knuckle Fist Crescent Punch
Reverse Hooking Kick
Flat Fingertip Cross-Cut
Pick-Shape Kick
Downward Straight Elbow Thrust
High Arc-Hand Crescent Strike
High Inward Twin Knifehand Strike
Reverse Turning Dodging Kick
Two Direction Kick
Middle Horizontal Back fist Strike
Bandal Jirugi
Nopunde Doo Songarak Tulgi
Naeryo Sondung Taerigi
Sang Sonkal Soopyong Taerigi
Nopunde Bandal Son Taerigi
Nopunde Sang Inji Joomuk Bandal Jirugi
Bandae Dollyo Goro Chagi
Opun Sonkut Ghutgi
Gokaeng-i Chagi
Naeryo Sun Palkup Tulgi
Nopunde Bandal Son Taerigi
Nopunde Anuro Sang Sonkal Taerigi
Bandae Dollyo Pihamyo Chagi
Sangbang Chagi
Kaunde Soopyong Dung Joomuk Taerigi
Closed ready stance D
Diagonal Stance
Moa Junbi Sogi D
Sasun Sogi