Kwon’s Taekwondo – Severna Park, MD 

COLOR BELT PROGRESSION

​ Philosophy

Our highly motivated, professional staff is proud to promote self-esteem, goal-setting, focused energy, and motivation to improve themental and physical well-being for all of our students.

White Belt 

 

Stances

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

KI BON HA NA (1)

Kicking Techniques (Blue Stripe)    

Front Axe Kick

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Hammer fist 

Kicking Combination    

1. Foot work (Bounce, Switch foot, One Step Forward)

2. Front kick – front kick

3. Axe kick – axe kick

4. Front kick – axe kick – double punch

Korean Terms

1. What is your master’s name?–Young Min Kwon Sir!

2. What do you learn at this school?–Tae Kwon Do Sir!

3. What are your parent names?

4. What is your parents phone number?

5. SA BUM NIM – Master instructor

6. KAM SA HAM NI DA – Thank you

7. AN NYUNG HA SE YO? – How are you?

8. AN NYUNG HI GEI SHEEP SI YO – Good bye

9. CHA RYEOT – Attention

10. KYEUNG NAE – Bow

11. JOON BEE – Ready

12. SHI JAK – Begin

13. BA RO – Return

14. KI HAP – Yelling

15. Korean counting 1 – 10

Testing for Yellow Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations

  • KI BON HA NA (1)

  • Board Breaking (Hammer fist)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (10 Push up, 10 Sit up)

 

Yellow Belt 

Stances

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

KI BON DOOL (2)

 

Kicking Technique (Blue Stripe)

Roundhouse Kick

 

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Axe Kick

 

Kicking Combination

1. Foot work (Bounce, Switch foot, One Step Forward)

2. Front kick – roundhouse kick – roundhouse kick

3. Roundhouse kick – roundhouse kick – axe kick

4. Front kick – roundhouse kick – axe kick – double punch

 

Korean Terms

1. What is Tae Kwon Do? – Korean Martial Arts

2. What is the bow?– The bow is a Korean form of greeting

3. Why do we bow?– We bow to show sincerity and respect

4. When do we bow?

– We bow to the flags when we enter or exit the DO JANG, We bow to the Master and Instructor anytime and anywhere we see them, We bow to a higher level belt or senior and fellow Tae Kwon Do students anytime or anywhere we meet them, Sir!

5. What is your Family Birthday?

6. KYO SA NIM– Senior Instructor

7. JO KYO NIM– Assistance Instructor

8. SUN BAE NIM– Senior Belt

9. Korean counting 11- 20

Testing for Orange Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations

  • KI BON DOOL (2)

  • Board Breaking (Axe kick)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (10 Push up, 10 Sit up)

Orange Belt 

Stances 

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block

 

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist 

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK IL JANG (1)

 

Kicking Technique (Blue Stripe)

Side Kick

 

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Side Kick

 

Kicking Combination

1. Foot work (One Step Forward, One Step Backward)

2. Front kick – side kick – side kick – axe kick

3. Roundhouse kick – side kick – (switch feet) – roundhouse kick – side kick

 

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

 

Korean Terms

1. What does Tae Kwon Do mean?

     – Tae – Foot or kick

     – Kwon – Hand or fist

     – Do – The way or art of combining the mind and body

2. Why do we yell in TKD?

     – To develop spiritual strength with concentration, power and confidence Sir!

3. What is your parents name?

4. Why do we take tests?

     – We test to further our knowledge of Tae Kwon Do through test preparation and test experience, to gain confidence by performing   

        under pressure, and to let a qualified judge determine the increase of our knowledge Sir!

5. Can you tie your belt?

6. CHA GI–Kick

7. MAK GI –Block

8. SEO GI –Stance

9. KWON SOOL –Hand techniques

10. TAE SOOL –Kicking techniques

Testing for Green Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK IL JANG (1)

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Side kick)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (20 Push up, 20 Sit up)

Green Belt 

Stances 

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist 

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK EE JANG (2)

 

Kicking Technique (Blue Stripe)

Step Side Kick

 

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Step Side Kick

 

Kicking Combination

1. Foot work (Slide Forward, Slide Backward)

2. Roundhouse kick – step side kick – roundhouse kick – step side kick

3. Front kick – step side kick – Axe kick – step side kick

 

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

 

Korean Terms

1. How do we make power?

–Power in made by weight and speed combined with relaxation, concentration and confidence, Sir!

2. Why are there different colored belts?

–The increase in knowledge an ability in symbolized by darkness of the colors in the belts as on advances, Sir!

3. What is the TKD school phone number?– 410-421-5255

4. What is the TKD website address?–www.kwontkd.us

5. DO BOK –Uniform

6. KUK KI – Flag

7. DO JANG– Workout area

Testing for Purple Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK EE JANG (2)

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Step side kick)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (20 Push up, 20 Sit up)

Purpe Belt 

Stances 

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist 

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK SAM JANG(3)

 

Kicking Technique

Jumping Front Kick

 

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Knife Hand

 

Kicking Combination

1. Front kick – Roundhouse kick – Jump front kick

2. Front kick – Jump front kick – Front kick – Jump front kick

 

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

 

Korean Terms

1. Where are the three attack points when you punch or kick?

     – High section –IN JOONG,

     – Middle section – MYUNG CHI,

     – Low section –DAN JUN, Sir!

2. In what countries did TKD, Karate, and Kung fu originates?

     – TKD – Korea,

     – Karate – Japan,

     – Kung fu– China, Sir!)

3.TAE GEUK (태극) 

     – The name of the forms or patterns we do in class

     – There are eight different TAE GEUKPOOM SAE

4. THE MEANING OF TAE GEUK

     – The nature of the universe

     – The nature universe is created to be balanced by opposites, which is the basic rules of nature

5. POOM SE– Form

6. KYUK PA– Breaking

7. GYO ROO GI– Sparring

8. HO SHIN SOOL–Self – defense

Testing for Blue Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK SAM JANG (3)

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Knife hand)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (20 Push up, 20 Sit up)

Blue Belt 

Stances

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance, Back stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block, One knife hand, Back fist

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist 

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK SA JANG(4)

Kicking Technique

Back Kick

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Back Kick

Kicking Combination

1. Front kick – roundhouse kick – back kick

2. Roundhouse kick – back kick – (Switch feet) – roundhouse kick – back kick

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

Korean Terms

1. Why do we control ourselves in free sparring?

     – To demonstrate mental discipline, physical control of ourselves, and to build self – confidence which indicates strong, mind, Sir!

2. What part of the foot do we use in these kick?

     – Top of foot – Front snap kick, roundhouse

     – Bottom of the foot (side with heel) – Side kick

     – Heel of the foot – Back kick, Axe kick, Spinning hook kick

3. Can you tie another person’s belt?

4. AHP CAH GI –Front kick

5. DOL O CHA GI– Roundhouse kick

6. NAE YO CHA GI– Axe kick

7. YEP CHA GI– Side kick

8. DWEE CHA GI– Back kick

9. DWEE HOOREE GI –Spin back hook kick

Testing for Brown Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK SA JANG (4)

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Back kick)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (5 knuckle Push up, 15 push up, 30 Sit up)

Brown Belt 

Stances

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance, Back stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block, One knife hand block, Double knife and black, Palm block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist 

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK OH JANG (5)

Kicking Technique

1. Jumping Roundhouse Kick

2. Tornado Roundhouse Kick

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Elbow Strike

Kicking Combination

1. Roundhouse kick – turn roundhouse kick – roundhouse kick – tornado roundhouse kick

2. Roundhouse kick – jump roundhouse kick – back kick

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

Korean Terms

1. What is a best student?

     – A BEST student never gives up trying to learn what he or she needs to learn until it becomes second nature, both in technique and         attitude, Sir!

2. What is an excellent student?

     – An EXECELLENT student not only learns techniques but gains knowledge of expressive ability, and accepts hard work and sweat,           realizing that results come from practice, Sir!

3. What is a good student?

     – A GOOD student has the desire to learn and to achieve goals, Sir!

4. What is a poor student?

     – A POOR student is lazy, lacks focus and expects results without sweat, Sir!

5. BAL BA KA SO –Switch feet

6. BAL JIT GI –Footwork

7. YUL LIM SEA –Open stance

8. DA CHIM SAE –Closed stance

Testing for Red Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK OH JANG (5)

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Elbow strike)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (5 knuckle Push up, 20 push up, 30 Sit up)

Red Belt 

Stances

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance, Back stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block, One knife and block, Double knife hand black, Palm block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist 

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK YUK JANG (6)

Kicking Technique

Jumping Back Kick

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Jumping Back Kick

Kicking Combination

1. Roundhouse kick – Roundhouse kick – Jumping back kick

2. Roundhouse kick – Jumping back kick – (switch feet) – Roundhouse kick – Jumping back kick

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

Korean Terms

1. Can you explain why we practice “one on one” sparring and “one step” sparring?

– We practice “one on one” sparring and “one step” sparring to develop effective offense and defense, control of distance, precision, and reaction time, Sir!

 

2. Why do we practice breaking Technique?

– We practice breaking techniques to develop power, precision and concentration. We also practice to actually test the effectiveness of carious techniques, Sir!

 

3. KOOK GU YEA KYONG NAE–Bow to the flag

4. SA BUM NIM KAE KYUNG NAE–Bow to the Master

5. SUN BA NIM KAE KYUNG NAE– Bow to the Senior Belt

6. JO KYO NIM KAE KYUNG NAE– Bow to the Assistant Instructor

Testing for Bo Dan Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK YUK JANG (6)

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Jumping back kick)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (5 knuckle Push up, 25 push up, 30 Sit up)

Bo Dan Belt 

Stances

Attention, Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance, Back stance

 

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block, One knife hand block, Double knife hand block, Palm block, Scissors block, Double out block

 

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist

 

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK CHIL JANG (7)

 

Kicking Technique

Step Hook Kick or Hook Kick

 

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Step Hook Kick or Hook Kick

 

Kicking Combination

1. Roundhouse kick – step hook kick – roundhouse kick – step hook kick

2. Roundhouse kick – step hook kick – roundhouse kick – hook kick

 

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

 

Korean Terms

1. What are the five points to remember when doing forms?

      1) One must first chamber for a block before executing it

      2) Both hands twist together, One hand twists outwards while at the same time the other hand twists inward.

      3) Your hand should move in a straight line towards your target.

      4) Each block or punch should be delivered using waist power.

      5)Use accurate distance and angle with explosive impact power, Sir!

2. Why is it necessary to practice basics and forms?

      – Because they build a necessary solid foundation for achieving good results in all areas of Tae Kwon Do. They develop strength, coordination, agility and the skill with which individual techniques are performed. Performing forms builds confidence and concentration.

3. AHP SO GI – Walking stance

4. AHP GUP I – Long stance

5. DWI GUP I – Back stance

6. JU CHOOM SO GI – Horseback riding stance

7. BUM SO GI – Tiger stance

8. BAL CHA GI JUN GI – Kicking stance

Testing for Super Bo Dan Level 1 Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK YUK JANG (8)

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Spinning Hook kick)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (10 knuckle Push up, 20 push up, 35 Sit up)

Super Bo Dan Level 1 Belt 

Stances

Attention, , Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance, Back stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block, One knife hand block, Double knife hand block, Palm block, Scissors block, Double out block, Mountain block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK 1, 2, 3, 4

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Hand, Kick, Jumping (Student Choice, One each)

Kicking Combination

WHITE BELT to PURPLE BELT kicking combinations

 

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

 

Korean Terms

1. JOO MUK (주먹) – Fist

2. SOHN (손) – Hand

3. SOHN NAL (손날) – Knife hand

4. PAL (팔) – Arm

5. PAL KOOM CHI (팔굽) – Elbow

6. DA REE (다리) – Leg

7. MOO REUP (무릎) – Knee

8. BAL TUNG (발등) – Instep

9. BAL NAL (발날) – Outside edge of foot

10. AHP CHOOK (앞축) – Ball of foot

11. DWEE CHOOK (뒤축) – Bottom of heel

12. Korean counting 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 10

Testing for Super Bo Dan Level 2 Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Hand, Kick, Jumping one technique / one power)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (10 knuckle Push up, 30 push up, 40 Sit up)

Super Bo Dan Level 2 Belt 

Stances

Attention, , Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance, Back stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block, One knife hand block, Double knife hand block, Palm block, Scissors block, Double out block, Mountain block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK 5, 6, 7, 8

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Hand, Kick, Jumping (Student Choice, One each)

Kicking Combination

BLUE BELT to  POOM BELT kicking combinations

Sparring

Free sparring (WTF Olympic style with a safety equipment)

Korean Terms

1. MUH REE (머리) – Head

2. UL GUL (얼굴) – Face

3. MOM TONG(몸통) – Body

4. U KAE (어깨) – Shoulder    

5. NOON(눈) – Eye

6. GUI (귀) – Ear

7. KO (코) – Nose

8. EEP (입) – Mouth

9. TUCK (턱) – Chin

10. MOK (목) – Neck

Testing for Super Bo Dan Level 3 Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

  • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

  • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

  • TAE GEUK 5, 6, 7, 8

  • Free sparring

  • Board Breaking (Hand, Kick, Jumping one technique / one power)

  • Korean Terms / Physical Fitness (10 knuckle Push up, 30 push up, 40 Sit up)

Super Bo Dan Level 3 Belt 

Stances

Attention, , Ready stance, Horseback riding stance, Walking stance, Long stance, Kicking stance, Back stance

Blocks

Low block, In block, Out block, High block, One knife hand block, Double knife hand block, Palm block, Scissors block, Double out block, Mountain block

Strikes    

Punch (1,2,3), Knuckle fist, Spear finger, Knife hand, Back fist

Form (Yellow Stripe)    

TAE GEUK 1 – 8

 

Board Breaking (Red Stripe)    

Hand, Kick, Jumping, Power (Student Choice, One each)

 

Kicking Combination

WHITE BELT to  POOM BELT kicking combinations

 

Sparring

1 minute, 30 seconds, two rounds

 

Korean Terms

Color Belts all terms

Testing for Black Belt

Student must have 3 color stripes (Yellow, Blue, Red)

 

Techniques you will be asked to demonstrate

    • Basic stances, strikes, blocks

    • Kicking Techniques / Kicking combinations  

    • Free sparring (1minues 30 second / 2 rounds)

    • Breaking Board (Hand, Kick, Spin, Jump, Power technique)

    • Physical Fitness (1minute Push up, 1 minute Leg up Sit up, 1 mile Running)

    • Korean Terms (Witten test)

    • Essay

Kwon’s Taekwondo

Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself.

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