Congratulations, you’ve done it. You had your belt for a few months and now you’re ready to move up to the next level.
It’s been hard work, attending classes three times or more per week, practicing your forms, and memorizing mental education materials over and over.
Now it’s your time to shine!!
How Does It Work?
We keep the process simple and structured to help you succeed.
- Earning Colored Tapes
- Earning the Belt Promotion Application
Earning Colored Tapes
Belt promotion application can only be obtained after earning 5 colored tapes over a 6 week period leading up to the belt test:
- Yellow tape – basics
- Green tape – poomsae (form)
- Blue – kicks
- Red – footwork
- Black – theory
Belt Promotion Application
Parent(s) must provide detailed information about the student’s behavior outside of dojang (school) on the application. This information will weigh heavily when Grand Master Choi is determining the student’s belt promotion candidacy.*
* Colored belts have different testing fees and they will be indicated on the application
For white through green belts, students are expected to arrive at the dojang by 10:30 am. Blue through red belts is expected to arrive no later than 12:30 pm.
Adults (all belts) and black belts will be tested after 2 PM.
It is recommended that the student arrive approximately 30 minutes early to warm up and stretch.
Students will need to demonstrate their belt-appropriate taekwondo poomsae (forms), perform board breaking and answer any memorization questions posed by Grand Master Choi.
It is perfectly normal to be a little bit nervous during testing. To overcome this nervousness and gain confidence, it is recommended that students come to class often as possible to practice their forms and memorization materials.
Students can visit our Belt Promotion Study Guides page to access study materials.