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 menu below to select the reference material for your current belt. You will soon be able to download the black belt theory book from the Training Guides link in our members area.

What is Taekwon-Do all about

There are 9 levels of black belt known as "degrees" The scale and responsibilities are outlined below.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** 1st Degree: Assistant Instructor.

Eligible for next level in 18 months.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** 2nd Degree: Assistant Instructor.

Can be trained and classified as a Class B Umpire (if over 18) at national level competitions.

Eligible for next level in 2 years.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** 3rd Degree: Assistant Instructor.

Eligible to attend an IIC (International Instructors Course) and grade for 4th degree at the same time if they have completed the required number of years at 3rd degree.

Eligible for next level in 3 years

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** 4th Degree: International Instructor.

International Instructor following completion of the ITF IIC (if over 22) Can wear the black stripe on dobok trousers and suit sleeves. Can grade students up to 2nd Degree (if a qualified examiner). Can be trained and classified as a Class A Umpire (if over 25)and can officiate at international level competitions.

Eligible for next level in 4 years

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** 5th Degree: International Instructor

As above.

Eligible for next level in 5 years

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** 6th Degree:

As above. Can grade students up to 3rd Degree.

Eligible for next level in 6 years

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** hk7th-9th Degree: Masters

The ITF Promotion and Commendation Committee control promotions to these levels. Applications will be studied and confirmed on the basis of morality, social service, contribution, dedication, achievement, Taekwon-Do activities including the participation in the World Taekwon-Do Championships and courses, students Dan applications and Taekwon-Do research of that particular person. Promotion to 7th Degree is the last level where a promotion test occurs and this is carried out by a Senior Master/Grand Master.

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