2019 Testing Dates For Belt Advancement

Belt examinations give students an opportunity to be tested on and showcase their skills in the presence of Grandmaster Kim and the other instructors. All eligible students should participate, and family and friends are openly invited to come watch and record video and take pictures! All students must wear their full uniform at the testing (no Kim's Academy t-shirts). Also don't forget that all regular classes are cancelled on examination day!

 

Colored Belt Examinations

Colored belt exams are held six times a year. Kim's Academy regularly holds the exam on the third Saturday of the exam month. We will post examination announcements one month prior to testing on the front door with specific times. Saturday is the main testing day, so please plan accordingly to attend.

The testing dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020

If you are unable to make it to testing, there will be make-up examinations held the Friday after normal testing, please schedule at the office. There is an additional $10 fee in addition to the regular testing fee on that day. Please see an instructor for details.


Black Belt Examinations

Black belt exams are held three times a year with no make-up exams. Black belt testing starts at 10:00 AM and has no definite ending time (due to the nature of the exam, and the varying number of examinees). Please see an instructor if you have any questions.

The testing dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019

For questions regarding your student's readiness please see an instructor!

 

(Examination dates are subject to change due to an unforseen schedule conflict. We will post actual dates and times in the event of a change one month prior to exam date.)


In order to test, Yellow Belts and up MUST fulfill sparring requirements.

  • Yellow - Green : 5 matches

  • Blue - High Brown : 10 matches

  • Red - High Red : 13 matches

  • Dep1 - Dep3 : 20 matches

Sparring Requirement


Definitions of Belt Stripes

 
Memorization of Taekwondo Philosophies / Student Creed

Memorization of Taekwondo Philosophies / Student Creed

Physical strength through a set number of pushups

Physical strength through a set number of pushups

Return demonstration of kicking combinations to instructor

Return demonstration of kicking combinations to instructor

Return demonstration of Poomse(Form) to instructor

Return demonstration of Poomse(Form) to instructor

Return demonstration of one-step sparring to instructor

Return demonstration of one-step sparring to instructor

Return demonstration of breaking technique(s)

Return demonstration of breaking technique(s)

Left and Right Side

Left and Right Side