Belts Testing

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Martial Arts of Westchester is a certified school under the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and is authorized to hold official promotional examinations.  All students registered with the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation are eligible to test and receive international rank certification.   [singlepic id=215 w=220 h=240 float=right]Gup Shim Sa (or Color Belt Tests) are held quarterly.

You can view your requirements here:

Belt System

You will find that each martial art has a different assortment of belts.  Soo Bahk Do's belt ranking system is rooted in history and philosophy.  Each color belt increases in darkness and symbolizes one of the seasons:

  1. White Belt - Symbolizes winter, purity, innocence.  Brand new to the art, you are like a new-born child new to the world.
  2. Orange Belt - Symbolizes early spring.  After 3-6 months of training, you begin to acquire a sense of Soo Bahk Do and begin understanding its philosophy and curriculum.  The snow begins to melt. It originally added by Grandmaster Hwang Kee in 1975, this level was designed as an extra stage of encouragement and motivation.
  3. Green Belt - Symbolizes spring, growth, advancement.  After 1 year of training, your understanding continues to grow.  This is the season where you have a grasp on the art and begin to grow rapidly in your development.
  4. Red Belt - Symbolizes summer, heat, activity (Yang).  After about 2 years of training, you are considered an advanced student in Soo Bahk Do.  You are vibrant and full of energy.
  5. Midnight Blue - Symbolizes autumn, maturity, passive (Um).  After about 4 years of training, you go through a rebirth and enter into a new phase of your training as a dan member.  This is similar to other styles' "black belt".  This time is a fruitful result of your training and a time to explore Soo Bahk Do with new eyes and even personalize your training to suit your needs.
Adults
Testing for Hyungs Il Soo Sik Ho Sin Sool Kyok Pa JaYu Deh Ryun
9th Gup adult none Il Bon - E Bon First Two Moves Cross Hand Il Bon First Two Moves none Wht Belt Il and E
8th Gup adult Ki Cho Il Bu & E Bu Il Bon
E Bon
Cross Hand Il Bon none Wht Belt Sam - O
7th Gup adult Ki Cho Sam Bbu Sam Bon
Sa Bon
Cross Hand E Bon Pahl Koop Kong Kyuk or Ahp Cha Nut Gi Org Belt Il and E
6th Gup adult Pyong Ahn Cho O Bon
Yuk Bon
Cross Hand Sam Bon - Sa Bon Kwon Do or Yup Podo Cha Gi Org Belt Sam - O
5th Gup adult Chil Sung E
Chil Bon
Pahl Bon
Same Side Il Bon - E Bon Kwon Do Kong Kyuk or Dwi Podo Cha Gi Grn Belt Il and E
4th gup adult Chil Sung Il & E Gu Bon
Ship Bon
Same Side Sam Bon - Sa Bon Jang Kwon Kong Kyuk or Dollyo Cha Gi Grn Belt Sam and Sa
3rd Gup adult Chil Sung Il Ship Il Bon
Ship E Bon
Two on One Il Bon - Sam Bon Tuel Oh Choong Dan Kong Kyuk or E Dan Dollyo Cha Gi Free
2nd Gup adult Chil Sung Sam Ship Sam Bon
Ship Sa Bon
Two on Two Il Bon - E Bon Yuk Soo Do or Yup Hu Ri Gi Red Belt Il and Sam
1st Gup adult Do Moon Ship O Bon
Ship Yuk Bon
Two on Two Sam Bon - Sa Bon Tuel Oh Jang Kwan Kong Kyuk or Dwi Huri Gi Free with Tuel Oh Jang Kwan Kong Kyuk
* Any requirement for a previous rank may also be required for current testing rank.
Gup Soo Gi and Jok Gi Testing Requirements  
Testing for Hand Techniques (Soo Gi) Foot Techniques (Jok Gi)
9th Gup Ha Dan Mahk Kee – Low Block
Sang Dan Mahk Kee – High Block
Choong Dan Kong Kyuk – Middle Punch
Sang Dan Kong Kyuk – High Punch
Ahp Podo Oll Ri Gi Cha Gi – Front Stretch Kick
Ahp Cha Nut Gi – Front Kick
8th Gup Sang Dan Mahk Kee – High Block
Ahneso Pahkuro Mahk Kee – Inside to Outside Block
Ahneso Pahkuro Cha Gi – Inside to Outside Kick
Dullyo Cha Gi – Roundhouse Kick
7th Gup Pahkeso Ahnuro Mahk Kee –Outside to Inside Block
Wheng Jin Kong Kyuk – Side Punch
Pahl Koop Kong Kyuk - Elbow Attack
Hu Gul Yup Mahl Kee - Back Stance, Side Inside to Outside Block
Yup Podo Ol Ri Gi - Side Stretch Kick
E Dan Ahp Cha Nut Gi – Front Jump Kick
Yup Podo Cha Gi – Side Snap Kick
6th Gup Ha Dan Soo Do MAhk Kee - Low Knife Hand Block
Chung Gul Ssang Soo Ahneso Pahkuro Mahk Kee - Two Fist Middle Block
Kwon Do Kong Kyuk - Hammer Fist Strike

Ahneso Pahkuro Cha Gi – Inside to Outside Kick
Dwi Cha Gi - Back thrust kick
5th Gup Choong Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee - Middle Knife Hand Block
Ha Dan Ssang Soo Mahk Kee - Low Two Hand Block
Kwan Soo Kong Kyuk – Spear Hand Attack
Kwon Do Kong Kyuk - Hammer Fist Strike
Pahkeso Ahnuro Cha Gi - Outside/inside kick
Ee Dan Yup Podo Cha Gi - Jump Side Kick
4th gup Sang Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee - High Knife Hand Block
Sang Dan Ssang Soo Mahk Kee - High Two Hand Block
Yup Hu Ri Gi - Side hook kick
3rd Gup Jang Kap Kwon Kong Kyuk - Double Back Fist Strike Dwi Ahneso Pahkuro Cha Gi - Back Spinning Axe Kick
E Dan Dullyo Cha Gi – Jumping Roundhouse Kick
Ee Dan Ahneso Pahkuro Cha Gi - Jump Inside to Outside Kick
2nd Gup Cheh Ha Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee - Ground Block with Knife Hand
Kwon Do Kong Kyuk - Hammer Fist Strike
Dwi Huri Gi - Back Spinning Heel Kick
Ee Dan Dwi Cha Gi - Jump Back Kick
Ee Dan Dwi Ahneso Pahkuro Cha Gi - Jump Spinning Axe Kick
1st Gup Jang Kap Kwon Kong Kyuk - Double Back Fist Strike Peet Cha Gi - Inverted Round House Kick
Ee Dan Dwi Ahneso Pahkuro Cha Gi - Jump Back Spinning Axe Kick
Ee Dan Dwi Huri Gi - Jump Back Spinning Heel Kick
* Any requirement for a previous rank may also be required for current testing rank.
Dan
Testing for Hyungs Il Soo Sik Ho Sin Sool Kyok Pa
Cho Dan children Chil Song Il Ro
Chil Song Sam Ro
Passai
Il Bon - Gu Bon odd Il Bon and E Bon
Cross Hand Wrist Grip
Same Sade Wrist Grip
Two on One Wrist Grip
Two on Two Wrist Grip
E-Dan Dwi Cha Gi or
Yeon Soo Kyok Pa with one
Soo Gi and one Jok Gi.
Cho Dan adult Chil Song Il Ro
Chil Song Sam Ro
Passai
Du Mun
Il Bon - Sip Pahl Bon (Random) Side Wrist Grip
Rear Wrist Grip
All Lower Belt
E-Dan Dwi Cha Gi or
Yonsok Kyok Pa with one
Soo Gi and one Jok Gi.
E Dan Chil Song Sam Ro
Joong Jol
Jin Do
Pyung Ahn E Dan
Adults:Sam Soo Sik Deh Ryun
Children:Il Bon - Ship Chil Bon (Odd)
Adults:Lower Sleeve Grips
Knife (Dhando) Defense
Children:All Wrist Grips including Back and Side Wrist Grips
Knife (Dhando) Defense
Ee Dan Ssang Bal Cha Gi or
Yeon Soo Kyok Pa with one
Soo Gi and one Jok Gi.
Sam Dan Chil Song Sa Ro
Ro Hai
Po Wol
Pyung Ahn Sam Dan
Jua Deh Ryun Mid-sleeve Grips
Staff Defense (Jang Bong)
Ro Hai Kyok Pa
* Any requirement for a previous rank may also be required for current testing rank.

 

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