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Testing Requirements for Next Belt Level

Choi’s Tae Kwon Do Test Requirements
Current Rank Gup Forms (Poomse) Required
for Promotion
Techniques Required for Promotion
White Belt

16th Gup
  1. Basic Front Kick
  2. Basic Side Kick
  3. Double Punch with Kihap
  4. Basic Blocking Combination
  5. Basic Attack Combination
White/Yellow Belt

15th Gup Taegeuk 1
  1. Basic Combination Kicks
  2. Back fist Punch w/Kihap
Yellow Belt

14th Gup Taegeuk 1
  1. Combination Kicks
  2. Sliding Front Kick
  3. Sliding Side Kick
  4. Free Sparring Swing Kick
  5. 4-Step Sparring
Yellow/Orange Belt

13th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 2
  1. Combination Kicks (Basic & Sliding)
  2. Sliding Back Kick
  3. Free Sparring
Orange Belt

12th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 2
  1. Combination Kicks (Sliding)
  2. 4-Step Sparring
  3. Free Sparring & Axe Kicks
Orange/Purple Belt

11th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 3
  1. Combination Kicks (Basic & Sliding)
  2. Jump Front Kick
  3. Jump Swing Kick
  4. Jump Side Kick
  5. Free Sparring
Purple Belt

10th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 3
  1. Combination Kicks (Basic & Sliding)
  2. Jump Back Kick
  3. 4-Step Sparring
  4. Free Sparring Side Kicks
  5. Free Sparring
Purple/Green Belt

9th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 4
  1. Jump Combination Kicks
  2. 3-Step Sparring
  3. Free Sparring
Green Belt

8th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Chung Moo 1
  1. Sliding & Jump Combination Kicks
  2. 4-Step Sparring
  3. 3-Step Sparring
  4. Free Sparring Back Kicks
  5. Free Sparring
Green/Blue Belt

7th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 5
  1. Sliding & Jump Combination Kicks
  2. Pop-up Front Kick
  3. Pop-up Side kick
  4. Free Sparring
Blue Belt

6th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Chung Moo 2
  1. Sliding & Jump Combination Kicks
  2. Pop-up Swing and Back Kicks
  3. 4-Step Sparring
  4. 3-Step Sparring
  5. Free Sparring
Blue/Brown Belt

5th Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 6
  1. Sliding & Jump Combination Kicks
  2. Pop-up Combination Kicks
  3. 4-Step Sparring
  4. 3-Step Sparring
  5. 1-Step Sparring
  6. Free Sparring
  7. Board Breaking (1)
Brown Belt

4th Gup [All Previous Forms]
  1. Jump & Pop-up Combination Kicks
  2. 4-Step Sparring
  3. 3-Step Sparring
  4. 1-Step Sparring
  5. Free Sparring Spinning Back Kicks
  6. Board Breaking (1)
Brown/Red Belt

3rd Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 7
  1. Jump & Pop-up Combination Kicks
  2. 4-Step Sparring
  3. 3-Step Sparring
  4. 1-Step Sparring
  5. Free Sparring
  6. Board Breaking (1)
Red Belt

2nd Gup [All Previous Forms]
Chung Moo 3
  1. Combination Kicks (Basic, Sliding, Jump and Pop-up)
  2. 4-Step Sparring
  3. 3-Step Sparring
  4. 1-Step Sparring
  5. Free Sparring Combination Kicks
  6. Free Sparring
  7. Board Breaking (2)
Red/Black Belt

1st Gup [All Previous Forms]
Taegeuk 8
  1. Combination Kicks (Basic, Sliding, Jump and Pop-up)
  2. 4-Step Sparring
  3. 3-Step Sparring
  4. 1-Step Sparring
  5. Free Sparring Combination Kicks
  6. Free Sparring
  7. Board Breaking (2)
  8. Brick Breaking (1)