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White To Black Belt Requirements



  1. 9th Gup: White Belt With Yellow Stripe
  2. 8th Gup: Yellow Belt
  3. 7th Gup: Yellow Belt With Green Stripe
  4. 6th Gup: Green Belt
  5. 5th Gup: Green Belt With Blue Stripe
  6. 4th Gup: Blue Belt
  7. 3rd Gup: Blue Belt With Red Stripe
  8. 2nd Gup: Red Belt
  9. 1st Gup: Red Belt With Black Stripe
  10. 1st Dan: Black Belt
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For Promotion From Ship Gup (10th Grade) To
Koo Gup (9th Grade)
White Belt With Yellow Stripe


  1. Rolling (Forward and Backward).
  2. Breakfalls.
  3. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  4. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  5. Breaking (Kyuk Pha) : 1" w/kick and 1" w/any hand.
  6. History (Yok Sa) Hapkido and IHF.
  7. Essay (Non Mun): 2-Pages.
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For Promotion From Koo Gup (9th Grade) To
Pal Gup (8th Grade)
Yellow Belt


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Breaking (Kyuk Pha) : 1" w/kick and 1" w/knife-hand.
  5. History (Yok Sa) Hapkido and IHF.
  6. Essay (Non Mun): 2-Pages.
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For Promotion From Pal Gup 8th Grade) To
Chil Gup (7th Grade)
Yellow Belt With Green Stripe


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Defense Against Body Seizes.
  5. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" with hand and 1" with kick.
  6. History (Yok Sa) Hapkido and IHF.
  7. Essay (Non Mun): 2-Pages.
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For Promotion From Chil Gup (7th Grade) To
Yook Gup (6th Grade)
Green Belt


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Defense Against Body Seizes.
  5. Defense Against Clothing Grabs.
  6. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" w/side kick and 2" w/ knife hand.
  7. History (Yok Sa) Hapkido and IHF.
  8. Essay (Non Mun): 2-Pages.
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For Promotion From Yook Gup (6th Grade) To
Oh Gup (5th Grade)
Green Belt With Blue Stripe


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Defense Against Body Seizes.
  5. Defense Against Clothing Grabs
  6. Self-Defense Against Club Attacks.
  7. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" w/side kick and 2" w/ knife hand.
  8. History (Yok Sa) Hapkido and IHF.
  9. Essay (Non Mun): 3-Pages.
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For Promotion From Oh Gup (5th Grade) To
Sa Gup (4th Grade)
Blue Belt


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Defense Against Body Seizes.
  5. Defense Against Clothing Grabs
  6. Self-Defense Against Club Attacks.
  7. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" w/punch and 2" w/turning kick.
  8. History (Yok Sa) Hapkido and IHF.
  9. Essay (Non Mun): 3-Pages.
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For Promotion From Sa Gup (4th Grade) To
Sam Gup (3rd Grade)
Blue Belt With Red Stripe


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Defense Against Body Seizes.
  5. Defense Against Clothing Grabs
  6. Self-Defense Against Club Attacks.
  7. Self-Defense Against Knife Attacks.
  8. Self-Defense Against Chokes.
  9. Self-Defense Against 2 Unarmed Opponents.
  10. Tahn Bong Sul (Short Stick Techniques).
  11. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" with hand and 2" turning kick.
  12. History (Yok Sa) Hapkido and IHF.
  13. Essay (Non Mun): 3-Pages.
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For Promotion From Sam Gup (3rd Grade) To
Ee Gup (2nd Grade)
Red Belt


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Defense Against Body Seizes.
  5. Defense Against Clothing Grabs
  6. Self-Defense Against Club Attacks.
  7. Self-Defense Against Knife Attacks.
  8. Self-Defense Against Chokes.
  9. Self-Defense Against 2 Unarmed Opponents.
  10. Tahn Bong Sul (Short Stick Techniques).
  11. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 3" with any kick.
  12. History (Yok Sa) Hapkido and IHF.
  13. Essay (Non Mun): 4-Pages.
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For Promotion From Ee Gup (2nd Grade) To
Il Gup (1st Grade)
Red Belt With Black Stripe


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Defense Against Body Seizes.
  5. Defense Against Clothing Grabs
  6. Self-Defense Against Club Attacks.
  7. Self-Defense Against Knife Attacks.
  8. Self-Defense Against Chokes.
  9. Self-Defense Against 2 Unarmed Opponents.
  10. Tahn Bong Sul (Short Stick Techniques).
  11. Ji Pang E Sul (Cane Techniques).
  12. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 3" with any kick.
  13. History (Yok Sa): Hapkido, IHF, Other Martial Arts.
  14. Essay (Non Mun): 4-Pages.
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For Promotion From Il Gup (1st Grade) To
Il Dan (1st Degree)
Black Belt


  1. Defense Against Wrist Grabs.
  2. Defense Against Hand Attacks.
  3. Defense Against Kicks.
  4. Defense Against Body Seizes.
  5. Defense Against Clothing Grabs
  6. Self-Defense Against Club Attacks.
  7. Self-Defense Against Knife Attacks.
  8. Self-Defense Against Chokes.
  9. Self-Defense Against 2 Unarmed Opponents.
  10. Self-Defense Against 2 Armed Opponents.
  11. Tahn Bong Sul (Short Stick Techniques).
  12. Ji Pang E Sul (Cane Techniques).
  13. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 3" with any kick, 3" with any hand.
  14. History (Yok Sa): Hapkido, IHF, Other Martial Arts.
  15. Essay (Non Mun): 8-Pages.

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