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Rank Advancement Requirements

As a general guideline, 24 class hours and the instructorís permission are required to participate in a belt promotion test. Each student is an individual. If students or parents have questions concerning these requirements, feel free to discuss them with an instructor outside of class. If students have specific injuries or limitations, exceptions will be made with the Sah Bum Nimís permission.

Please Note: At the discretion of the examiner you may be required to demonstrate previous rank requirements !

Rank

Belt

Forms Requirement

Step Sparring Requirement

Breaking (minimum)

Other

8th Gup

Yellow

Ki Bon Il Jang
Ki Bon E Jang
Ki Bon Sam Jang

Basic Blocking 1, 2 & 3
Basic kicking 1, 2 and 3

1 Board Hand 
1 Board Foot   

Terminology, School Rules, Philosophy and Questionnaire

7th Gup

Orange

All Previous Forms
Pal Gue Il Jang 
Pal Gue E Jang

1-6 R and L Sides

1 Board Hand 
2 Boards Foot

All Previous Requirements, Sparring, Terminology, School Rules, Philosophy and Questionnaire

6th Gup

Green

All Previous Forms
Pal Gue Sam Jang 
Tae Guk Yuk Jang

7-12 R and L Sides

2 Board Hand 
2 Boards Foot

All Previous Requirements, Sparring, Terminology, School Rules, Philosophy and Questionnaire

5th Gup

Blue

All Previous Forms
Pal Gue Sah Jang 
Yul Go

13 - 18 R and L Sides

2 Board Hand 
3 Boards Foot

All Previous Requirements, Sparring, Terminology, School Rules, Philosophy and Questionnaire

4th Gup

Purple

All Previous Forms
Pal Gue O Jang 
Tae Gye

19 - 24 R and L Sides

3 Board Hand 
3 Boards Foot

All Previous Requirements, Sparring, Terminology, School Rules, Philosophy and Questionnaire

3rd Gup

Brown

All Previous Forms
Pal Gue Yuk Jang 
Tae Guk Pal Jang

25 - 30 Both Sides

3 Board Hand 
4 Boards Foot 
1 Multiple Break

All Previous Requirements, Sparring, Terminology, School Rules, Philosophy and Questionnaire

2nd Gup

Red

All Previous Forms
Pal Gue Chil Jang 
Pal Gue Pal Jang

3-Step 1-5 R and L Sides

4 Board Hand 
4 Boards Foot 
2 Multiple Breaks

All Previous Requirements, Sparring, Terminology, School Rules, Philosophy and Questionnaire

1st Gup

Red/Black

All Previous Forms
Chung - Moo

All Previous 1 and 3 
step techniques

5 Board Hand 
5 Boards Foot Demonstrate Solid Technique

All Previous Requirements, Sparring, Terminology, School Rules, Philosophy and Questionnaire

1st Dan

Black 1 white stripe

All Previous Forms 
Koryo
Bat Sa E So
Bat Sa E Dae

All Previous 1 and 3 
step techniques 
Judo 1 - 10

Expert Breaking Demonstration

All Previous Requirements, Sparring, Terminology, School Rules, Black Belt THESIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHILOSOPHY REQUIREMENT

Each student is required to write a two-page paper on a given topic for each rank. The purpose of this paper is to encourage you to organize your thoughts and philosophy and to consider how martial artís training is affecting your outlook on life. Also, this paper will be forwarded on to the main school in Cleveland so that the Kwan Jang Nim also comes to know your philosophy.

Requested Belt Rank

Paper Topic

Yellow

What is a U.M.B.A. Martial Artist?

Orange

What is my U.M.B.A. Martial Arts and Tae Kwon Do Philosophy?

Green

My Favorite Form And Technique and Why.

Blue

Where Have I Been and Where am I Going?

Purple

Obligations of Rank in the U.M.B.A. Martial Arts and Tae Kwon Do.

Brown

The Artistry of U.M.B.A. Martial Arts and Tae Kwon Do.

Red

Leadership in U.M.B.A. Martial Arts and Tae Kwon Do.

Red/Black

U.M.B.A. Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, and the World Community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERMINOLOGY REQUIREMENT

YELLOW & ORANGE

Counting

General Terms For Class

ONE Ha Na Way of Hands and Feet Taekwondo
TWO Dool Uniform Do Bok
THREE Set Training Hall Do Jang
FOUR Net National Flag Kuk Gue
FIVE Da Sut Instructor Sah Bum Nim
SIX Ya Sut Head of Martial Arts School Kwang Jang Nim
SEVEN Il Gop Attention Cha Ryut
EIGHT Yuh Dul Bow or Salute Kyung Yet
NINE Ah Hop Thank you Gam Sah Hop Ni Da
TEN Yul

Technical Terms

Ready Choon Bee
Begin Shi-Jhak
Return to Order Bah Roh
Rest or Relax Shi Yeu
Front Kick Ap Cha Gi
Side Kick Yup Cha Gi
Roundhouse Kick Dol Yu Cha Gi
Yell or Shout Ki  Op
GREEN & BLUE

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General Terms For Class

Soo Mool Twenty Attention (To Flags) Ta Hai Yo
Soo Mool Ha Na Twenty-One Degree Dan
Soo Mool Dool Twenty-Two Class (Colored Rank) Gup
: : Belt Dee
: : Form or Pattern Poom Sae
Soo Mool A Hop Twenty-Nine 1-Step Sparring IL Bo Dae Ryun
Shu Rune Thirty 3-Step Sparring Sam Bo Dae Ryun
Shu Rune Ha Na Thirty-One Free Sparring Ja Yu Dae Ryun
Shu Rune Dool Thirty-Two Turn Around Dwee Ro Tora
: : Black Belt Holder Yu Dan Ja
: : Colored Belt Holder Yu Gup Ja
Shu Rune A Hop Twenty-Nine
Ma Hoon Forty
She Un Fifty

Technical Terms

Knife Hand Soo Do
Ridge Hand Yuk Soo Do
Front Stance Jung Gol Sa Gi
Back Stance Fu Gol Sa Gi
Horseback Stance Kima Sa Gi
Turning Back Side Kick Dwe Dol Yu Yup Cha Gi
Spinning Roundhouse Kick Narra Bon
Back Thrust Kick Dwit Cha Gi
Crescent Kick Ban Dol Cha Gi
Spinning Wheel Kick Hwae Chook Cha Gi
Hammer Kick Jik A Cha Gi
Stretching Front Kick Ap Cha Olli Gi
Stretching Side Kick Yup Cha Olli Gi
Stretching Roundhouse Kick Dol Yu Cha Olli Gi

PURPLE & BROWN

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Technical Terms

Ye Soon Sixty Focus of Eyes Shi Shun
Yu Run Seventy Test or Examination Shim Sah
Ye Dun Eighty By Number (count) Ku Ryung
A Hoon Ninety Training Soo Ryun
Baik Hundred Twisting Waist Huri Tul Ki
Counting (ordinal) Meditation Muk Nyum
IL First Jump or Fly Dwi Mu
E Second Down Block Joon Dan Maki
Sam Third Middle Block Hah Dan Maki
Sah Fourth Upper Block Shang Dan Maki
O Fifth Fore Fist Jung Kwon
Yuk Sixth Back Fist Yi Kwon
Chill Seventh That's Enough Ko Mahn
Pal Eighth Slant Kick Beet Cha Gi
Koo Nineth Student Jae Ja
Ship Tenth Fighting Kyu Roo Gi
Punching Exercise Joong Kwon Ju Li Gi
Senior Person Kyo Bun Nim
Junior Person Hoo Beh
Front Leg Ap Bal
Slide Forward Chon Jin
Slide Backward Hoo Jin
Lite Contact Fighting Yak Suk Kyu Roo Gi
Technique Ki Sool
Continue Kay Sook
Blue Chong
Red Hong
Self Defense Ho Shin Sool
Time Shi Gun
RED & RED/BLACK

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Tenets

Chun Thousand Courtesy Yeh UL
Mhan Ten Thousand Self Control Guk Gee
Ship Mahn Hundred Thousand Integrity Yum Chee
Baik Mahn Million Spirit Choong Shin
Chun Man Ten Million Perseverance In Neh
Ouk Hundred Million
Jo Trillion
Kyung Ten Million Billion

Courteous Phrases

Your're Welcome Cha Ma Na Oh
How are you? Anyung Ha Shim Ni Ka?
Good bye Anyung Hee Ka Ship Shee Yo
Excuse meÖ Shil Rae Ham Ni Da
I'm sorry! Ma An Ham Ni Da
How are things going? Oh Tuh Shim Ni Ka
Things are going well. Cho Ha Yo
What is your name? Ealum Ee Mooh-uh Shim Ni Ka
My name is (your name)  Jeh Ealum Un (your name) Im Ni Da

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