Taekwondo Test Information
Test are held twice a semester, normally held on Sundays, and culminate about six weeks of active practicing. Make sure to get there between 1pm and 1:15pm for attendance and warm up!
Testing QualificationStudents must both demonstrate knowledge of their material and possess skill on a level appropriate for their belt rank in order to test.
Brown-belt testingBrown belt is the lowest rank at which a student is considered an advanced belt is allowed to lead sections of class. Before being promoted to brown belt, a student must pass an extensive pre-brown exam, consisting of written and practical portions. Students should be very familiar with the concepts underlying Taekwondo, club rules, Korean terminology, form name meanings, Grandmaster T. Kang's instructors and schools, and all material through the high-blue belt level.
For the practical portion:
- Students must perform all basics, kicking combinations, forms, and pre-arranged sparring for levels spanning white to high-blue belt.
- Students spar in full gear and perform TKD techniques requested by observers near the end of the test.
- Test instructors have students do test items in a semi-random order.
- Students do push-ups as a group whenever 1 or more students make a mistake.
- After doing push-ups for a mistake, and before trying the test item again, students may discuss and examine one another's moves and techniques.
- Those administering and observing the test will not provide students with corrections for mistakes or answer any questions except to explain testing procedures.
- Test durations are limited to 3 hours. Test instructors may end the test early if students do not seem adequately prepared to continue.
Double-testingDouble-testing allows experienced students to advance through two belt levels in with a single test. If you wish to double-test, please ask one of your instructors. The instructors will determine if you are ready for double-testing based on your skill in basics and knowledge of your material. Any student who is prepared to double-test may still be asked to single-test if the instructors feel his or her performance is not sufficient by the time of the belt test.
While practicing for double-testing, "current level" refers to the rank immediately above that indicated by your belt. The rank indicated by your belt becomes "previous level."
Double-testing costs as much as taking two belt tests, plus $20.
The fee for each belt test ranges from $0 to $90, based on attendance. Payments can be paid as check (addressed to Michael Barry), cash in an envelope with your name on it, J-Cash, or online in the store. Please make sure all payments are in no later than the Thursday before the test.
|Late fee (between due date and test day):||$5|
|Late fee (on test day):||$15|
|Make-up test fee:||$10|
|Double-testing fee (see above):||$20|
Use your test number to find out how you are performing on tests:
|March 4th, 2012:||88th Belt Test Results|
|April 29th, 2012:||89th Belt Test Results|
|December 2nd, 2012:||91st Belt Test Results|
|April 28th, 2013:||93rd Belt Test Results|
|Basic hand techniques|
|Basic kicking techniques|
|Pre-arranged sparring (e.g. one-steps)|
|Hand and kicking techniques with bags|