Korean Swordsmanship Requirements
White Belt To Black Belt


  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
Swordsmanship Program Information








Koo Gup (9th Grade)
White Belt With Yellow Stripe


  1. Hyel Do: - Vital Points
  2. So Gi: - Stances
  3. In Sa: - Salutations
  4. Kul-Da: - Drawing the Sword from the Scabbard
  5. Gum-Jip: - Sheathing the Sword
  6. Se-Tak: - Cleaning the Blade
  7. Yul Ki Bon Dool Son Pe-Da: - 10 Basic 2-Handed Cuts
  8. Yok Sa: - History
  9. Non Mun - Essay: 2-Pages
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Pal Gup (8th Grade)
Yellow Belt


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Po I Da Gum: - Presenting and Receiving the Sword
  2. Kom Sa Gum: - Inspecting the Sword
  3. Yul Ki Bon Hana Son Pe-Da: - 10 Basic 1-Hand Cuts
  4. Yok Sa: - History
  5. Non Mun - Essay: 2-Pages
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Chil Gup (7th Grade)
Yellow Belt With Green Stripe


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Gum Dare Ee On: - Sword Sparring Sets
  2. Hyungs: - Patterns
    Il Kong-Gi Hyung - (1st Air Pattern)
    Ee Kong-Gi Hyung - (2nd Air Pattern)
  3. Yok Sa: - History
  4. Non Mun - Essay: 2-Pages
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Yook Gup (6th Grade)
Green Belt


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Gum Dare Ee On: - Sword Sparring Sets
  2. Hyungs: - Patterns
    Sam Kong-Gi Hyung - (3rd Air Pattern)
    Sa Kong-Gi Hyung - (4th Air Pattern)
    Oh Kong-Gi Hyung - (5th Air Pattern)
  3. Yok Sa: - History
  4. Non Mun - Essay: 2-Pages
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Oh Gup (5th Grade)
Green Belt With Blue Stripe


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Gum Dare Ee On: - Sword Sparring Sets
  2. Hyung: - Pattern
    Ji Gum Hyung - (Earth Sword Pattern)
  3. Yok Sa: - History
  4. Non Mun - Essay: 3-Pages

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Sa Gup (4th Grade)
Blue Belt


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Gum Dare Ee On: - Sword Sparring Sets
  2. Hyungs: - Patterns
    Il Pul Hyung - (1st Fire Pattern)
    Ee Pul Hyung - (2nd Fire Pattern)
    Sam Pul Hyung - (3rd Fire Pattern)
  3. Yok Sa: - History
  4. Non Mun - Essay: 3-Pages
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Sam Gup (3rd Grade)
Blue Belt With Red Stripe


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Gum Dare Ee On: - Sword Sparring Sets
  2. Hyungs: - Patterns
    Sa Pul Hyung - (4th Fire Pattern)
    Oh Pul Hyung - (5th Fire Pattern)
  3. Gum Ki Pe-Da: - Sword Power Cuts
  4. Yok Sa: - History
  5. Non Mun - Essay: 3-Pages
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Ee Gup (2nd Grade)
Red Belt


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Gum Dare Ee On: - Sword Sparring Sets
  2. Hyungs: - Patterns
    Il Pa-Ram Hyung - (1st Wind Pattern)
    Ee Pa-Ram Hyung - (2nd Wind Pattern)
  3. Gum Ki Pe-Da: - Sword Power Cuts
  4. Yok Sa: - History
  5. Non Mun - Essay: 4-Pages
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Il Gup (1st Grade)
Red Belt With Black Stripe


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Gum Dare Ee On: - Sword Sparring Sets
  2. Hyungs: - Patterns
    Sam Pa-Ram Hyung - (3rd Wind Pattern)
    Sa Pa-Ram Hyung - (4th Wind Pattern)
    Oh Pa-Ram Hyung - (5th Wind Pattern)
  3. Gum Ki Pe-Da: - Sword Power Cuts
  4. Yok Sa: - History
  5. Non Mun - Essay: 4-Pages
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Il Dan (1st Degree)
Black Belt


Candidate may be required to demonstrate any or all of the requirements up to this belt level, plus the following:
  1. Gum Dare Ee On: - Sword Sparring Sets
  2. Hyung: - Pattern
    Mul Gum Hyung - (Water Sword Pattern)
  3. Gum Ki Pe-Da: - Sword Power Cuts
  4. Yok Sa: - History
  5. Non Mun - Essay: 4-Pages

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