By developing an upright mind and a strong body, we will acquire the self-confidence to stand on the side of justice at all times. Major General Choi Hong Hi (Founder of Taekwon-Do)

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The road to fitness and confidence


Please use the above menu to view the curriculum for the other black belt levels

What is Taekwon-Do all about

2nd Degree Black Belt is also the level of 'Assistant Instructor' represented by the shoulder flash in the image above.

There is a 2 year gap until becoming eligible to grade for 3rd Degree. There are 3 new patterns to learn. You should also take this opportunity to practice more teaching and develop your skills.

Use the 2 years (that you have in between gradings) to educate yourself. Try not to rely on your Chief Instructor to 'spoon feed' you TKD info and find out and come up with ideas by yourself. Also, look out for courses for Black Belts i.e. Umpiring and Refereeing and try to attend on a colour belt grading panel to observe.


Grading Patterns - Eui-Am | Choong-Jang | Juche

2nd dan meanings

The patterns can be viewed here 2nd Degree Patterns

Eui- Am is the pseudonym of Son Byong Hi, leader of the Korean independence movement on March 1, 1919. The 45 movements refer to his age when he changed the name of Dong Hak (Oriental culture) to Chondo Kyo (Heavenly way religion) in 1905. The diagram represents his Indomitable Spirit, displayed while dedicating himself to the prosperity of his nation.

For Eui-Am on Taekwondo Wikia Click Here

Choong-Jang is the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Lee Dynasty, 14th century. This pattern ends with a left-hand attack to symbolize the tragedy of his death at 27 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity.

For Choong-Jang on Taekwondo Wikia Click Here

Juche is a philosophical idea that man is the master of everything and decides everything. In other words, the idea that man is the master of the world and his own destiny. It is said that this idea was rooted in Baekdu Mountain which symbolizes the spirit of the Korean people. The diagram represents Baekdu mountain.

For Juche on Taekwondo Wikia Click Here

Reference Material

This is a useful paper on Korean History for Taekwon-Do Click Here

Grading Information

Line Work

Basics, as before
Line kicks, combinations and balance techniques. Be competent at more complicated kicks like jumping and spinning kicks.


Any warm up deemed suitable, pressups, star jumps etc
Any previous set sparring routines may be asked for
1 Step Sparring (Ilbo Matsoki) advanced level
Free sparring (Jayoo Matsoki) + 2v1
Pre-arranged sparring
Self Defence
(Advanced) to include breaks and releases. Also to be proficient with knffe work and be able to defnd yourself against overhand, lunging and slashing techniques.
Power (breaking or pad work if junior level)  You may be asked to break more than one board.


Patterns meaning
Find out more about the background to Taekwon-Do and how the art came about.

Please Note: Students should be competent with all techniques, exercises, and patterns from previous levels as well as their current grade.