1st Degree Black Belt Testing Criteria



English - Korean

Attacking Techniques

Pressing Kick

Noollo Chagi

Downward Side Fist Strike

Naeryo Yop Joomuk Taerigi

Back Elbow Thrust

Dwit Palkup Tulgi

Horizontal Punch

Soopyong Jirugi

Low Twisting Kick

Bituro Najunde Chagi

Back Fist Front Strike

Dung Joomuk Ap Taerigi

Middle Knuckle Fist Punch

Joongji Joomuk Jirugi

Defending Techniques

Knifehand High Guarding Block

Sonkal Nopunde Daebi Makgi

Knifehand Low Front Block

Sonkal Najunde Ap Makgi

Forefist Pressing Block

Ap Joomuk Noollo Makgi

Inner Forearm Wedging Block

An Palmok Hechyo Makgi

U-Shape Grasp

Digutja Japgi

Palm Scooping Block

Sonbadak Duro Makgi

9-Shape Block

Gutja Makgi

Double Arc-hand Block

Doo Bandalson Makgi


Parallel Stance with Heaven Hand

Narani So Hanulson

One-leg Stance

Waebal Sogi


Under Forearm


Finger Belly

Songarak Badak


KWANG-GAE Tul (39 Movements): KWANG-GAE is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne.

PO-EUN Tul (36 Movements): PO-EUN is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram represents his unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty.

GE-BAEK Tul (44 Movements): GE-BAEK is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline.