3rd Degree Black Belt Testing Criteria


English - Korean

Attacking Techniques

Double Fist Low Punch

Doo Joomuk Najunde Jirugi

Sweeping Kick

Suroh Chagi

U-Shape Punch

Digutja Jirugi

Waving Kick

Doro Chagi

Back Hand Horizontal Strike

Sondung Soopyong Taerigi

Crescent Kick

Bandal Chagi

Defending Techniques

Reverse Knife Hand Wedging Block

Sonkal Dung Hechyo Makgi

Reverse Knife Hand High Guarding Block

Sonkal Dung Daebi Nopunde Makgi

X-knife-hand Rising Block

Kyocha Sonkal Chookyo Makgi

Knife Hand W-Shape Block

Sonkal San Makgi


Warrior Ready Stance B

Moosa Junbi Sogi B


Side Sole

Yop Bal Badak



SAM-IL Tul (33 Movements): SAM-IL denotes the historical date of the independence movement of Korea which began throughout the country on March 1, 1919. The 33 movements in the pattern stand for the 33 patriots who planned the movement.

YOO-SIN Tul (68 Movements): YOO-SIN is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 A.D., the year Korea was united. The ready posture signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than left side, symbolizing Yoo Sin's mistake of following his Kings' orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation .

CHOI-YONG Tul (46 Movements): CHOI-YONG is named after General Choi Yong, premier and commander in chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Koryo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. He was executed by his subordinate commanders headed by general Yi Sung Gae, who later became the first King of the Lee Dynasty.