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Black Belt Grading Requirements

The black belt grading requirements are shown in the table below. A student is defined as a person under 19 or pre-college students (i.e. high school).

Test ClassGumbupClassificationCutting TargetsCutting SequencesChancesFinger Push-ups
1st DanSsangsoo Gumbup
#1 - 8
Allwood barWood suspended by 2 paper looks. Straight cut316
2nd DanSsangsoo Gumbup
#9 - 12
Shimsang Gumbup
#1 - 4
Adult (Man)1 Bamboo PoleRight and left down cuts OR
Left and right down cuts
320
Adult (Woman)1 Bamboo PoleRight down cut OR
Left down cut
320
StudentPaper TargetRight and left horizontal cuts OR
Left and right horizontal cuts
320
3rd DanYedo Gumbup
#1 - 9
Adult (Man)1 Bamboo PoleRight down, left down and right up cuts
OR
Left down, right down and left up cutsand right down cuts
324
Adult (Woman)1 Bamboo PoleRight and left down cuts OR
Left and right down
324
StudentTennis BallThrow in the air and right downward cut324
4th DanBonguk Gumbup
#1 - 7
Adult (Man)2 Bamboo PolesFront: right and left down cuts
Back: right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left and right down cuts
Back: left down and right up cuts
328
Adult (Woman)1 Bamboo PoleRight down, left down and right up cuts
OR
Left down, right down and left up cutsand right down cuts
328
StudentPaper Targetright, left and right horizontal cuts
OR
left, right and left horizontal cuts
328
5th DanJangbaek Gumbup
#1 - 7
Adult (Man)2 Bamboo PolesFront: right and left down cuts
Back: left down, right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left and right down cuts
Back: right down, left down and right up cuts
332
Adult (Woman)2 Bamboo PolesFront: right and left down cuts
Back: right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left and right down cuts
Back: left down and right up cuts
332
6th DanEumyang Gumbup
#1 - 7
Adult (Man)2 Bamboo PolesFront: right down, left down and right up cuts
Back: left down, right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left down, right down and left up cuts
Back: right down, left down and right up cuts
336
Adult (Woman)2 Bamboo PolesFront: right and left down cuts
Back: left down, right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left and right down cuts
Back: right down, left down and right up cuts
336

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