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Colorado K-12 School Taekwondo League
Event is November 16th (Saturday)
NEW LOCATION: Joe Shoemaker School
3333 S Havana St, Denver, CO 80231

Compete to help your school win a trophy as one of the top taekwondo k-12 schools in the State. You will also win individual medals for placing.

Belt Requirements

Click on any of the requirements to see videos demonstrating the technique. Some students (afterschool programs and Metro State) may rotate grappling requirements, such that you may learn them in a different order than listed below. If you are on a mobile device, you might want to visit the KAT Smartphone App.

Students must fill out the written test in the book.

You may also download high resolution images of the Color Belt Requirements or Black Belt Requirements.

Belt
 Color
Terminology
Form
Demonstration
Grappling
One Steps







White
Yellow
Green Stripe
Green
Blue Stripe
Blue
1 and 2
Red Stripe
3 and 4
Red
5 and 6
Black Stripe
7 and 8
Double Black Stripe
9 and 10
Make 3 of your own

All black belt candidates must also complete the First Dan Essays  or 2nd-4th Dan Essays as well as a Community Service Leadership Project. 

Students over 40 may participate in the Silver Tigers program. See Master Bill for details.


Additional Notes:

  • All students may be asked to demonstrate kicking, hand technique line drills, and board breaking.
  • Some programs may rotate grappling requirements.
  • High Yellow and above may be asked to demonstrate free sparring and free grappling
  • Write an essay on the Word of the Month
  • Learn the TKD history found on the History of Taekwondo page.
  • Everybody must have a clean uniform and correctly tied belt!!!

Little Tigers Requirements

BeltPhysical RequirementSafety Requirement
WhiteAttention, Bow, Sparring stance, sitting position, enter and exit the dojo.What is 911 and when to call
Yellow StripeFalling technique from sitting (left, right, back and front)Stranger Danger
Green StripeKicks (Front kick, roundhouse kick, side kick, ax kick, Crescent kick)Crossing the street
Blue StripeDemo 1Know your phone number
Red StripeFirst 8 moves of Chun JiSafety Stance

Korean Terminology

It is important to study Korean terminology for several reasons. First of all, it is a part of our shared culture and heritage and martial artists. Korean words can also serve as a bridge between other cultures. We have had many established black belts from other countries join KAT and then we can all call techniques by the same name.

There are several important things to remember. First, due to the Romanization of Korean words, sometimes the same word will have several different spellings when using English letters. Secondly, many newer techniques are referred to in English because they were made by non-Korean speakers or come from other martial arts. For instance, although there are certainly Korean words for things like Cover Punch, Electronic Hogu, Butterfly Twist, Ariel, Fast Kick or Webster, no one outside of Korea uses them.

Group 1: Basics (White Belts)

Uniform (Dobok)Workout area (Do Jang)Yell (ki up)At Ease (Shi Yoh)
Attention (Charyut)Back to Joon Bi (Deu Man or Pa Roh)Bow (Kyoung Net)Ready Stance (Joon Bi)

Group 2: Basics Part 2 (Yellow Belts)

Excuse Me (Shile Hahm Nida)Congratulations (Chook Ha Hahm Nida)I am sorry (MeAhn Hahm Nida)Turn Around (Deui Ro Dora)
How are you? (Ahn Nyoung Ha SeYo?)I’m name (nameEm Nida)Thank You (Kam Sa Hahm Nida)You are welcome (Chun Man Aeyo)

Group 3: Numbers (High Yellow Belts)

Hana (1)Dul (2) Set (3)Net (4)
Tasut (5)Yasut (6)Ilgup (7)Yadul (8)
Ahope (9)Yul (10)Summul (20)Sarang (30)
Il (1st)(2nd)Sam (3rd)Sa (4th)
Oh (5th)Yook (6th)Chil (7th)Pal (8th)
Koo (9th)Ship (10th)Paek (100th)Chun (1000th)

Group 4: Applications (Green Belts)

Breaking
(KyukPa)
Meditation (Mook Nyeom)Technique
(Gi Sool)
Sparring
(Kye Roo Ki)
One Step (Il Bo)One Step Sparring (Il Bo Dae Ryun)Forms (Poomsaeor Hyung)Exercise (Un Dong)

 

Group 5: Around the Dojang (High Green Belts)

Color Belts (Hu Dan Ja)Black Belt (You Dan Ja)Class Leader- (Ban Chang Nim)Instructor (Kyo Sa Nim)
Master (Sa Bum Nim)Grand Master (Kwon Chang Nim)Junior Belt (Hu Bae)Senior Belt (Sohn Bae Nim)

Bow to class leader (Bang Chang Nim Kye Kyoung Net)
Bow to instructor (Sa Bum Nim Kye Kyoung Net)

Group 6: Sparring Match (Blue Belts)

Begin (Si Jak)Blue (Chung)Red (Hung)Chest Protector (Ho Ku)
Back to original (Won Wee Chi)Continue (Kye Soke)Enter (Ip Chang)Penalty (Gam Jang Hana)
Warning (Kyoung Go Hana)Round (Hwea Chun)End of Round (Keu Man)Win (Seung)
Injury Time (Shi Gan)Match Time (Kyeshi)  

Group 7: Stances (High Blue Belts)

Back Stance (Deui Koop Yi)Front Stance (Ap Koop Yi)Horse Stance (Ju Choom Suh Gi)Walking Stance (Ap Suh Gi)
Tiger Stance (Bum Suh Gi)Crane Stance
(Hakkdari Sugi)
Cross Stance
(Dwiikeo Sugi)
 

Group 8: Kicks, Strikes and Blocks (Red Belts)

Kick (Chagi)Block (Maki)Punch (Chi Roo Gi)Strike (Chi Gi)
Guarding (Dae Bi)Knifehand (Sohn Nal or Soo Do)Axe Kick (Chicki Chagi)Back Kick (Dwi Chagi)
Crescent Kick (Banh Dal Chagi)Flying Side Kick(E Dan Yup Chagi)Front Kick (Ap Chagi)Push Kick (Meeroh Chagi)
Side Kick (Yup Chagi)Roundhouse Kick (Dolyo ChagiTwist Kick (Bee Teulo Chagi) 

 

Group 9: Body Parts and Directions (High Red Belts)

Down (A Rae)Backward (Hoo Jin)Forward (Chun Jin)High Section (San Dan)
Low Section (Ha Dan)Middle Section (Choong Dan)Side (Yup)Front (Ap)
Ball of Foot (Bal Ba Dak)Body (Mom Tong)Face (Ul Gool)Foot (Bal)
Foot Edge (Bal Nal)Head (Muh Rhee)Heel (Bal DeuiGeum Chi)Inside (Ahn)
Instep (Bal Deung)Knee (Moo Reub)Neck (Mok)Outside (Bak Got)
Posture (Ja Se)Waist (Huh Rhee)Wrist (Pal Mok)Pressure Point (Koop So)
Right (Oh Reun)Left (Wen)  

Forms in Korean


Black belts need to learn an entire form in Korean.


Taeguek Il Jang

1. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

2. Ap sugi, jumok momtong chitigee

3. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

4. Ap sugi, jumok momtong chitigee

5. Ap kubi, palmok arae mako, pandero jumok momtong chitigee

6. Ap sugi, pandero toylo momtong maki.

7. Ap sugi, pandero jumok momtong chitigee

8. Ap sugi, pandero toylo momtong maki.

9. Ap sugi, pandero jumok momtong chitigee

10. Ap kubi, palmok arae mako, pandero jumok momtong chitigee

11. Ap sugi, palmok ulgool maki

12. Ap chago, ap sugi jumok momtong chitigee

13. Ap sugi, palmok ulgool maki

14. Ap chago, ap sugi jumok momtong chitigee

15. Ap kubi, palmok arae maki

16. Ap kubi, jumok momtong chitigee, keyhup.

Taeguek Ie Jang

1. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

2. Ap kubi, jumok momtong chitigee

3. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

4. Ap kubi, jumok momtong chitigee

5. Ap sugi, pandero momtong toylo maki

6. Ap sugi, pandero momtong toylo maki

7.  Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

8. Ap chago, ap kubi jumok ulgool chitigee

9.  Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

10. Ap chago, ap kubi jumok ulgool chitigee

11. Ap sugi, palmok ulgool maki

12. Ap sugi, palmok ulgool maki

13. Ap sugi, pandero toylo momtong maki

14. Ap sugi, pandero toylo momtong maki

15. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

16. Ap chago, ap sugi, jumok momtong chitigee

17. Ap chago, ap sugi, jumok momtong chitigee

18. Ap chago, ap sugi, jumok momtong chitigee, keyhup.

Taeguk Sam Jang

1. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

2. Ap chago, Ap kubi, du jumok momtong chitigee

3. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

4. Ap chago, ap kubi, du jumok momtong chitigee

5. Ap sugi, pandero sonal mok chigee

6. Ap sugi, pandero sonal mok chigee

7. Dwi kubi, sonal momtong maki

8. Ap kubi, pandero jumok chitigee

9. Dwi kubi, sonal momtong maki

10. Ap kubi, pandero jumok chitigee

11. Ap sugi, toylo momtong maki

12. Ap sugi, toylo momtong maki

13. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

14. Ap chago, ap kubi, du jumok momtong chitigee

15. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki

16. Ap chago, ap kubi, du jumok momtong chitigee

17. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki, pandero jumok momtong chitigee

18. Ap sugi, palmok arae maki, pandero jumok momtong chitigee

19. Ap chago, ap sugi, palmok arae mako, pandero jumok momtong chitigee

20. Ap chago, ap sugi, palmok arae mako, pandero jumok momtong chitigee, kehup

 

Taeguek Sa Jang

1. Dwikubi Sonnal Daebi Maki
2. Ap Kubi Nullomaki Pyonseonkkeut Sewotzireugi
3. Dwikubi Sonnal Daebi Maki
4. Ap Kubi Nullomaki Pyonseonkkeut Sewotzireugi
5. Ap Kubi Jebipoom Mokchigi
6. Ap Chago, Ap kubi, pandero jumok momtong jireugi
7. Yup Chago, Yup Chago, dwikubi Sonnal Daebi Maki
8. Dwikubi momtong bakkatmaki
9. Ap Chago, dwikubi, pandero toylo momtong maki.
10. Dwikubi momtong bakkatmaki
11. Ap Chago, dwikubi, pandero toylo momtong maki.
12. Ap Kubi Jebipoom Mokchigi
13. Ap Chago, ap kubi, deungjumok Apchigi
14. Ap Sugi, palmok, toylo momtong mako, pandero jumok momtong jireugi
15. Ap Sugi, palmok, toylo momtong mako, pandero jumok momtong jireugi
16. Ap Kubi, palmok toylo momtong mako, momtong dubonjireugi
17. Ap Kubi, palmok toylo momtong mako, momtong dubonjireugi, kihap

Form 5. Korean Terminology

1. Ap Kubi, palmok arae maki
2. Pyonhee Sugi, mejumok Naeryochigi
3. Ap Kubi, palmok arae maki
4. Pyonhee Sugi, mejumok Naeryochigi
5. Ap Kubi, palmok toylo momtong mako, pandero palmok toylo momtong maki
6. Ap chago, ap kubi, deungjumok Apchigo, pandero palmok toylo momtong maki
7. Ap chago, ap kubi, deungjumok Apchigo, pandero palmok toylo momtong maki
8. Ap kubi, deungjumok apchigi.
9. Dwikubi, sonnal momtong maki
10. Ap kubi, palkup dolyochigi
11. Dwikubi, sonnal momtong maki
12. Ap kubi, palkup dolyochigi
13. Ap kubi, palmok area mako, pandero toylo momtong maki
14. Ap chago, Ap kubi, palmok area mako, pandero toylo momtong maki
15. Ap kubi, palmok ulgool maki
16. Yup chago, jumok momtong yupjireugi, ap kubi, palkup pyojeokchigi
17. Ap kubi, palmok ulgool maki
18. Yup chago, jumok momtong yupjireugi, ap kubi, palkup pyojeokchigi
19. Ap kubi, palmok area mako, pandero toylo momtong maki
20. Ap chago, dwikkeoa sugi, deungjumok apchigi. Kihap.

 

Black Belt Minors

Earning a black belt is a major undertaking, equivalent to a “Major” in a College or University. Being a black belt means that you are competent at all areas of martial practice. Once a black belt, there are many areas that a student could choose to specialize in. Some will choose to become teachers, some will specialize in traditional techniques, some will pursue high level competition, etc. In fact, one of the main reasons that our school has been able to achieve the level of success that we have in many different areas is due to the fact that our black belts and instructors specialize.

We have created the following “minor” courses of study that a black belt can achieve. They receive a special designation on their certificates.

Forms (F) – To earn the forms minor, you must learn at least 10 forms from another set (ie, Chang-ha, Pal Gwe, etc)

Instructing (I) – Pass Instructor Level I test plus assist or run your own KAT satellite program.

Sparring (S) – Win at least 15 goal medals in sparring in at least 20 tournaments, including at least 1 medal (any color) at nationals or any international competition.

Grappling (G) – Win at least 20 matches, including at least 10 by submission.

Refereeing (R) – Become at least D2 (Or equivalent) Certified Referee and referee at at least 5 tournaments.

Weapons (W) – Learn full curriculum for 3 weapons, make your own creative weapons form, win at least 1 gold medal with your weapons form.

Demo (D) – Perform in at least 15 demos, do a 540 and a backflip, or perform at least 25 demos.

Outside (O) – Earn mountain training (2x) plus Survival Training patches.