ITF Black Tag (1st Kup) Grading Syllabus

  • Inward reverse knifehand stirke from pattern Choong MooCombinations 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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Grading Questions
Korean Terms
Defensive Moves
Side X Knifehand Checking Block
Upward Twin Palm Block
Yop Kyocha Sonkal Momchau Makgi
Ollyo Sang Sonbadak Makgi
Offensive Moves
Flying Side Kick
Inward Front Knifehand Strike
Inward Front Reverse Knifehand Strike
Twimyo Yop Chagi
Anaero Ap Sonkal Taerigi
Anaero Ap Sonkal Dung Taerigi
Parts of the Body
Side Instep
Yop Baldung