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Geup Grading Requirements

The recommended colour belt and 1st dan geup grading requirements are listed in the table below. However, the association member dojangs may set different grading requirements based on their training schedule.

Colour Belt Grading Requirements

GeupBelt ColourBasic MovementsGumbups (Forms)Cutting TechniquesBasic Gyukgum
(sparring forms)
Push-upsSit-ups
8th GrupWhiteBasic MovementsSSGB #1Candle (1 pc), Mokgum, Straight cutSSGG #144
7th GeupYellowStance Focus #1SSGB #2Paper, Bamboo sword, left horizontal cutSSGG #266
6th GeupGreenStance Focus #2SSGB #3Paper, Bamboo sword, Right horizontal cutSSGG #388
5th GeupBlueCutting Focus #1SSGB #4Throwing ball (tennis ball size), Mokgum, straight cutSSGG #41010
4th GeupBlue/RedCutting Focus #2SSGB #5Candle (2 pcs), Mokgum, Straight cutSSGG #51212
3rd GeupBrownDefense FocusSSGB #6Paper, Bamboo sword, Left diagonal cutSSGG #61414
2nd GeupRedThrusting FocusSSGB #7Paper, Bamboo sword, Right diagonal cutSSGG #71616
1st GeupRed/BlackStance & Cutting FocusSSGB #8Throwing ball, Mokgum, Right downward cutSSGG #81818
1st Dan Pre-testRed/BlackSSBG #1 - 8Wood breakingSSGG #1 - 8Finger push-ups 16 times

 

1st Dan Geup Grading Requirements

GeupBeltBasic MovementsGumbups (Forms)Cutting TechniquesBasic Gyukgum
(sparring forms)
Push-upsSit-ups
1st Dan 8th GrupBlack Belt 1 StripeBaldo Chakgum #1SSGB #9Candle (3 pc), Mokgum, Straight cutSSGG #92020
1st Dan 7th GeupBlack Belt 2 StripesBaldo Chakgum #2SSGB #10Paper, Kagum, Left + Right horizontal cutsSSGG #102222
1st Dan 6th GeupBlack Belt 3 StripesSpinning Motion #1SSGB #11Paper, Kagum, Right + Left Horizontal cutsSSGG #112424
1st Dan 5th GeupBlack Belt 4 StripesSpinning Motion #2SSGB #12Throwing ball, Mokgum (in belt), straight cutSSGG #122626
1st Dan 4th GeupBlack Belt 5 StripesSpinning Motion #3Shimsang GB #1Candle (1 pcs), Mokgum, Horizontal cutShimsang GG #12828
1st Dan 3rd GeupBlack Belt 6 StripesSpinning Cutting #1Shimsang GB #2Paper, Kagum, Left upward cutShimsang GG #23030
1st Dan 2nd GeupBlack Belt 7 StripesSpinning Cutting #2Shimsang GB #3Paper, Kagum, Right upward cutShimsang GG #33232
1st Dan 1st GeupBlack Belt 8 StripesSpinning Cutting #3Shimsang GB #4Throwing ball, Mokgum (in belt), Right downward cutShimsang GG #43434
2nd Dan Pre-testBlack Belt 9 StripesSSBG #9 - 12
Shimsang GB #1 - 4
Paper: Left and Right horizontal cut (minimum 12 points)SSGG #9-12Finger push-ups 20 times

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