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First Degree Black Belt

A Black Belt represents an achievement through years of dedication and commitment. It symbolizes hard work, self-discipline, and perseverance. Becoming a Black Belt instills a responsibility to one's self and others. This belt is black because it signifies the concentration of knowledge and control.


The following are the required basic fundamentals necessary to test and pass the next belt exam.

Cheat 540º Hook Kick

Swing 540º Round Kick

Pop 360º Katana Kick

Pop 360º Shuriken Kick

Pop 180º Jackknife Kick

Pop 180º Feilong Kick

One Step Sparring

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17. Step out, grab opponent’s wrist with left hand, step back with same foot and grab same wrist with other hand, pull opponent out then in.

18. Step in toward opponent, block both hands, palm checking neck upward while pulling at lower back.

19. Step Aside as Opponent Punches, Redirect Punch, Either Ridge Hand or Backfist Their Rib Cage.

20. Step Back with Your Left Foot, Spin Crescent Kick to Block, Redirect Your Foot To A Front Kick Followed By Round Kick With Same Leg

Self Defense

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17. Step Back to Evade, grab opponent’s closest wrist with both hands, step back with other leg and pull opponent towards you.

18. Check Opponents arms to the side and step in same direction, ridge hand to opponents’ neck.

-Wild Swing/Hook punch-

19. Duck Below Punch, Ridge Hand to Ribs, Grab Collar and Pull, Push Back of Knee.

20. Block Punch, Elbow to Head, Grab Back of Head and Pull Down, Knee Strike to Face.


All Taegeuk Poomsae





Koryo - This is the first black belt form learned by WTF Taekwondo students. According to the World Taekwondo Federation, Koryo poomsae symbolizes “seonbae” which means a learned man. Koryo (Goryeo or Goreyeo) is also the name of an important ancient Korean dynasty. Many “weaponless” Korean martial arts were developed during the Koryo dynasty.

Himchari - The Korean word himchari means "strength"; the Kukkiwon interprets this to symbolize "A Powerful Challenge" -- i.e., strength achieved through the accomplishment of a difficult challenge. This is an incredibly difficult form to master.