Black belt requirements PDF Print E-mail


Black Belt Requirements

The following guidelines MUST be adhered to if you wish to be considered for promotion

For Black stripes:

  • To attend minimum regular training, plus extra classes with different Instructors in your area.

  • Should concentrate and focus on their training and practise at home.

  • Need to have a positive helpful attitude, assisting in the class to aid personal development.

  • Learn that whatever day you've had, you're always upbeat and positive in class.

  • Should have good technical knowledge, good etiquette and an above average fitness level.

  • 100% effort is a must at this level.

For 1st Degrees:

  • Regular training must be maintained at all times.

  • Becoming a 1st Degree does not give you the right to 'Lord it up' over fellow students. In fact humility is key.

  • Understand that everybody is different, and should always treat people with respect and courtesy.

  • Re- inforcing the 100% effort required at each session as you are now considered as a role model.

  • Need to have a greater understanding of all techniques learnt.

  • Improving your knowledge and gaining experience by attending seminars.

  • Various courses, i.e. assistant instructors, first aid and umpires should be considered. Help at gradings and demonstrations is actively encouraged.

For 2nd Degrees:

  • Necessary attendance at tournaments to assist.

  • Improved technique and understanding.
  • Must have a presence at activities such as gradings and demonstrations.
  • More knowledge of philosophy and history.

  • Continue with qualifications i.e. Instructors and referees courses.

  • More responsibility in the class.

For 3rd Degrees:

  • Being involved in teaching and having a willing attitude to teach and pass on knowledge.

  • Expected to support and attend Integrity events, never think of it as a chore.

For 4th Degrees:

  • To help at camps.

  • Visible support for Integrity.

  • Be an ambassador for Integrity rather than just at club level.

  • Have emotional maturity.

  • Not to be selfish in your own training, in other words improving other students ability is just as important as your own.

  • Have a spirit of giving and understanding to others.

  • Should be known by their presence.

For 5th Degrees and above:

  • Living and breathing Taekwon-Do/Kickboxing and it's philosophies.

  • To be approachable.

  • To be a source of inspiration.

  • To continue learning and passing knowledge to others.

These are guidelines to help you grow in Taekwon-Do/Kickboxing. Without these guidelines Martial arts and indeed Integrity will not be able to grow and be passed on through the future generations.