1st Kup (Black Tag)

Signifies the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.

Grading up to black tag

Make sure to ask in class if there’s anything you’re unsure about!


Fitness Test

The fitness test aims to ensure that students meet the physical requirements to progress to the next level. The expected level of fitness increases the higher the belt. This is the first part of the grading and students will be expected to perform their techniques after it.



Students are expected to be able to demonstrate a sufficient level of self defence for their belt. This includes technical proficiency as well as attitude toward self defence. Students are expected to show that they would be capable of defending themselves successfully.

Advanced Level – Defence against ground attacks and Basic Knife Defence


Line Work

Line work will include the following:

  • Jump back kick/reverse side kick
  • Jump kicks travelling forward


Students will do 2vs1 sparring. The aim of grading sparring isn’t to win, but to demonstrate your abilities.

Students are expected to demonstrate what they have learned, to show good technique as well as control and a positive attitude.


Hwa Rang Tul

Won Hyo has 29 movements.

Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Tae Kwon Do developed into maturity.



Students will be tested on one-step



The black of the belt represent the opposite of white, therefore signifying a maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the holder’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.

You could be tested on the form of techniques you are being assessed on, or have already been assessed on in previous gradings.



Knife Hand Strike + Snap Kick

Self defence videos (black tag to black belt level) 




Hwa Rang Tul

Hwa Rang Do – The martial art name: “The way of the flowering manhood.” This is the name of the martial art identity that was founded in 1960 by Dr. Joo Bang Lee. He is the one who created the syllabus of this martial art for public instruction. He combined the spirit and philosophy of the ancient Hwarang warriors with the ancient secret Hwarang combat skills Um Yang Kwon that were passed to Dr. Lee from his master Suahm Dosa. Hwarang – “Flower man” The title given to the leaders of the youth group from the ancient kingdom of Silla. This title was only received by the youth of royal family members, and not civilians. Rangdo -“Fellows” The title of the Hwarang’s fellows. These people were the students disciples, and soldiers of the Hwarang, and all came from the civilian class. Hwarang (s) – (Hwarangdo ) – The term used to refer to the ancient Hwarang warriors. The Hwarang and Rangdo together were called the “Flower knights.” In reference to these individuals as a group of people, the Hwarang (leaders) and Rangdo (fellows), two terms are used. Most references simply say Hwarang (s), but there are some later references that also use Hwarangdo . The “DO” suffix used here means a group of people. So the term pronounced Hwarangdo means a “group of flower men.”

Hwa Rang Tul


Jump back kick/reverse side kick

Jump kicks travelling forward