Internationanl Tae Kwon Do Association ™
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
10th Gup White Belt To
9th Gup White Belt With Yellow Stripe


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Chon-Ji".
  2. 3-Step Sparring (Sambo Dare Ee On).
  3. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  4. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  5. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 1" with any kick or hand technique.
  6. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do and ITA.
  7. Essay (Non Mun): 2-Pages.
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For Promotion From
9th Gup White Belt With Yellow Stripe To
8th Gup Yellow Belt


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Dan-Gun".
  2. 3-Step Sparring (Sambo Dare Ee On).
  3. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  4. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  5. Breaking (Kyuk Pha) : 1" with kick and 1" with knife-hand.
  6. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do and ITA.
  7. Essay (Non Mun): 2-Pages.
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For Promotion From
8th Gup Yellow Belt To
7th Gup Yellow With Green Stripe


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Do-San".
  2. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  3. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  4. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" with hand and 1" with kick.
  5. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do and ITA.
  6. Essay (Non Mun): 2-Pages.
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For Promotion From
7th Gup Yellow Belt With Green Stripe To
6th Gup Green Belt


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Won-Hyo".
  2. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  3. Free Sparring (Cha U Dare Ee On).
  4. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  5. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" with side kick and 2" with hand.
  6. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do and ITA.
  7. Essay (Non Mun): 2-Pages.
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For Promotion From
6th Gup Green Belt To
5th Gup Green Belt With Blue Stripe


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Yul-Gok".
  2. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  3. Free Sparring (Cha U Dare Ee On).
  4. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  5. Self-Defense Against Club attacks.
  6. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" with hand and 1" jump front kick.
  7. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do and ITA.
  8. Essay (Non Mun): 3-Pages.
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For Promotion From
5th Gup Green Belt With Blue Stripe To
4th Gup Blue Belt


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Joong-Gun"
  2. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  3. 2-Step Sparring (Eebo Dare Ee On).
  4. Free Sparring (Cha U Dare Ee On).
  5. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  6. Self-Defense Against Club attacks.
  7. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" punch and 1" turning kick.
  8. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do and ITA.
  9. Essay (Non Mun): 3-Pages.
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For Promotion From
4th Gup Blue Belt To
3rd Gup Blue Belt With Red Stripe


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Toi-Gye"
  2. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  3. 2-Step Sparring (Eebo Dare Ee On).
  4. Free Sparring (Cha U Dare Ee On).
  5. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  6. Self-Defense Against Club attacks.
  7. Self-Defense Against Knife attacks.
  8. Self-Defense Against Multiple Unarmed Opponents.
  9. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 2" with hand and 2" turning kick.
  10. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do and ITA.
  11. Essay (Non Mun): 3-Pages.
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For Promotion From
3rd Gup Blue Belt With Red Stripe To
2nd Gup Red Belt


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Hwa-Rang"
  2. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  3. Free Sparring (Cha U Dare Ee On).
  4. Multiple Free Sparring.
  5. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  6. Self-Defense Against Club attacks.
  7. Self-Defense Against Knife attacks.
  8. Self-Defense Against Multiple Unarmed Opponents.
  9. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 3" with any kick.
  10. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do and ITA.
  11. Essay (Non Mun): 4-Pages.
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For Promotion From
2nd Gup Red Belt To
1st Gup Red Belt With Black Stripe


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Choong-Moo"
  2. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  3. Free Sparring (Cha U Dare Ee On).
  4. Multiple Free Sparring.
  5. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  6. Self-Defense Against Club attacks.
  7. Self-Defense Against Knife attacks.
  8. Self-Defense Against Multiple Unarmed Opponents.
  9. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 3" with any kick, 3" with any hand.
  10. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do, ITA, Other Martial Arts.
  11. Essay (Non Mun): 4-Pages.
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For Promotion From
1st Gup Red Belt With Black Stripe To
1st Degree Black Belt


  1. Pattern (Hyung): "Kwang-Gae"
  2. 1-Step Sparring (Ilbo Dare Ee On).
  3. 2-Step Sparring (Eebo Dare Ee On).
  4. Free Sparring (Cha U Dare Ee On).
  5. Multiple Free Sparring.
  6. Self-Defense Against Holds.
  7. Self-Defense Against Club attacks.
  8. Self-Defense Against Knife attacks.
  9. Self-Defense Against Multiple Unarmed Opponents.
  10. Breaking (Kyuk Pha): 3" with any kick, 3" with any hand.
  11. History (Yok Sa): Tae Kwon Do, ITA, Other Martial Arts.
  12. Essay (Non Mun): 8-Pages.

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