ITF Red Belt (2nd Kup) Grading Syllabus

  • 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
Palm Pushing Block Sonbadak Miro Makgi
Offensive Moves
Downward Knifehand Strike
Upward Punch
Downward (Axe) Kick
Twisting Kick
Naeryo Sonkal Taerigi
Ollyo Jirugi
Naeryo Chagi
Bituro Chagi
Parts of the Body
Reverse Footsword Baldung Dung
Vertical Stance
Closed Ready Stance C
Soojik Sogi
Moa Chumbi Sogi C