Junior Syllabus

Your journey through the Taekwondo Belts begins at 10th Kup, or white belt and as a commitment to training is displayed, you will be able to progress to higher rankings at our regularly held gradings.

For more information on each of the grading levels, please select from the tabs below:
(please note that this is the junior syllabus. Click here for the adult syllabus)

Yellow Tags – 9th Kup

Yellow Tags
Background:

  • The meaning of ‘Taekwondo’
  • Understanding which weapons are used when striking, blocking and kicking.

Sparring:

  • One to one

Minimum time:

  • 2 months

Practical requirements:

10 x Horse RidingMiddle section punch10 x Horse RidingHigh section block10 x Horse RidingMiddle inward section block10 x Horse RidingLow section block4 x WalkingFront kick4 x WalkingTurning kick

4 x WalkingChop kick

Yellow Belt – 8th Kup

Yellow Belt

Background:

  • Understand the meaning of the colour yellow.
  • Description of weapons used when blocking, striking and kicking.

Sparring:

  • One to One
  • Sparring – (no contact)

Minimum time:

  • 3 months

Practical requirements:

5 x Horse RidingDouble punch
4 x FrontHigh section block
4 x FrontMiddle section block
4 x FrontLow section block
4 x WalkingFront kick
4 x WalkingTurning kick
4 x WalkingPush kick
4 x WalkingJumping Front Kick

Green Tags – 7th Kup

Green Tags

Background:

  • Understanding which weapons are used when blocking, striking and kicking
  • Meaning of Taegeuk Il Jang

Patterns:

  • Taegeuk Il Jang

Sparring:

  • One to One
  • Sparring – (light contact)

Minimum time:

  • 3 months

Practical requirements:

4 x Front StanceFront Punch
4 x Front StanceHigh block, reverse punch
4 x Front StanceMiddle block, reverse punch
4 x Front StanceLow block, reverse punch
4 x Fighting StanceTurning Kick
4 x Fighting StanceSide Kick
4 x Fighting StanceJumping Turning kick
4 x Fighting StanceBack Kick

Green Belt – 6th Kup

Green Belt

Background:

  • Understand the meaning of the colour green
  • Understanding the weapons used in Taekwondo
  • The meaning of Taegeuk Ee Jang

Patterns:

  • Taegeuk Ee Jang
  • Taegeuk Il Jang
  • One to One
  • Sparring (light contact)

Minimum time:

  • 3 months

Practical requirements:

4 x FightingDouble Turning Kick
4 x FightingBack kick
4 x FightingSkip in side kick
4 x FightingSkip in turning kick

Blue Tags – 5th Kup

Blue Tags

Background:

  • Meaning of Taegeuk Sam Jang

Patterns:

  • Taegeuk Sam Jang
  • Taegeuk Ee Jang
  • One Step  – routines 1 & 2
  • One to One
  • Sparring (light contact)

Minimum time:

  • 3 months

Practical requirements:

4 x FightingBack kick
4 x FightingSpin kick
4 x FightingReverse turning kick

Blue Belt – 4th Kup

Blue Belt

Background:

  • Understanding the meaning of the colour blue
  • The meaning of Taegeuk Sah Jang

Patterns:

  • Taegeuk Sah Jang
  • Taegeuk Sam Jang

Sparring:

  • One Step  – routines 1, 2 & 3
  • One to One
  • Sparring (light contact)

Minimum time:

  • 3 months

Practical requirements:

Combination kicking – Examiners choice

Red Tags – 3rd Kup

Red Tags

Background:

  • Meaning of Taegeuk Oh Jang

Patterns:

  • Taegeuk Oh Jang
  • Taegeuk Sah Jang

Sparring:

  • One Step  – routines 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • One to One
  • Sparring (light contact)

Minimum time:

  • 3 months

Practical requirements:

Combination kicking – Examiners choice

Red Belt – 2nd Kup

Red Belt

Background:

  • Understand the meaning of the colour red
  • Meaning of Taegeuk Ryuk Jang

Patterns:

  • Taegeuk Ryuk Jang
  • Taegeuk Oh Jang

Sparring:

  • One Step  – routines 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • One to One
  • Sparring (light contact)

Minimum time:

  • 6 months

Practical requirements:

Combination strikes, blocks and kicks 
Examiners choice

Black Tags – 1st Kup

Black Tags

Background:

  • Students will receive a short written test (if aged 16 and above) or verbal test (if aged 15 and below) on the following subjects:
    • The Tenets of Taekwondo
    • The meaning of the belt colours
    • The meaning of the Taegeuks
    • Korean Taekwondo terminology
    • Counting in Korean

Patterns:

  • Taegeuk Chil Jang
  • Taegeuk Ryuk Jang

Sparring:

  • One to One – (stationary)
  • One to One – (moving around)
  • One Step – routines 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Sparring – (Semi contact – students must wear body protectors and show point scoring techniques)

Minimum time:

  • 6 months

Black Belt – 1st Dan

Black Belt

Background:

At this stage students will be tested on poomsae, self defence, breaking and sparring, all four stages will be tested equally. Students must demonstrate all the stages of the syllabus and the additional pattern Pal Jang. There is a minimum of six months required between black tags and back belt and candidates must be nominated by their instructor.

Patterns:

  • Taegeuk Pal Jang