Cecil-Ryu Taekwondo Testing Guidelines

The following pages contain the checklists for testing from White Stripe to 10th degree black belt.

Senior Master Cecil Washington

cecilwashington@yahoo.com. (best method of contact)

iPhone: 301-821-1614

White Belt One Stripe Test Cecil-Ryu Taekwondo

You must be a white belt one stripe for 6 weeks before you can test for white belt one stripes. The minimum age for this rank is 4 years old.

Stances: (2 points)

Walking stance, Fighting Stance,

Forms: (10 points)

First Half of Chon Gi---First 8 moves. Blocks: (3 points)

Down block, Up/Rising Block, Middle Block

Strikes: (2 points)

Attack punch, Knife-hand/Chop

Kicks: (2 points)

Front, cross side

Judo: (3 points)

From kneeling and sitting positions: Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall,

Total points possible: 22

Passing score: 12 or higher.

White Belt Two Stripes Test Cecil-Ryu Taekwondo

You must be a white belt one stripe for 8 weeks before you can test for white belt two stripes. The minimum age for this rank is 5 years old.

Stances: (2 points)

Walking stance, Fighting Stance,

Forms: (10 points)

Chon Gi

Blocks: (4 points)

Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block

Strikes: (4 points)

Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block),

Kicks: (4 points)

Front, cross side, roundhouse, turn

Judo: (5 points)

From kneeling and sitting positions: Forward Roll, Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall,

Throw: Osoto Gari

Jujitsu: (5 points)

Simple Escapes from---

Front choke, back choke, side choke, one wrist, two wrist

One Steps: (2 points)

2 one-steps----two for Attack punch

Sparring: (10 points)

1 minute of light-contact sparring.

Total points possible: 44

Passing score: 20 or higher.

Yellow Belt Test Cecil-Ryu Taekwondo

You must be a white stripe for 8 weeks (1 session) before you can test for yellow belt. The minimum age for this rank is 6 years old.

Stances: (3 points)

Walking stance, Fighting Stance, Kemo/Kima/Horse Stance

Forms: (10 points) Chon Gi, Dan Gun

Blocks: (4 points)

Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block

Strikes: (5 points)

Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand)

Kicks: (5 points)

Front, cross side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick)

Judo: (5 points)

Forward Roll, Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall, Osoto Gari

Jujitsu: (5 points)

Simple Escapes from---

Front choke, back choke pushing, back choke pulling, side choke, one wrist, two wrist.

One Steps: (3 points)

3 one-steps----two for Attack punch, one for overhand strike.

Sparring: (10 points)

2 minute of light-contact sparring.

Total points possible: 50

Passing score: 35 or higher.

Orange Belt Test

You must be a yellow belt for 8 weeks (1 session) before you can test for orange belt. The minimum age for this rank is 7 years old.

Stances: (3 points)

Walking stance, Fighting Stance, Kemo/Kima/Horse Stance

Forms: (30 points) Chon Gi, Dan Gun, To San (10 points each form)

Blocks: (6 points)

Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block , Middle forearm block, Tangsoodo Middle Block (palm of fist towards face).

Strikes: (8 points)

Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut.

Kicks: (6 points)

Front, cross side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick), crescent kick inwards

Judo: (6 points)

Forward Roll, Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall, Osoto Gari, O Goshi.

Jujitsu: (7 points)

Simple Escapes from---

Front choke, back choke pushing, back choke pulling, side choke, one wrist, two wrist, bear hug front, headlock,

One Steps: (4 points)

4 one-steps----three for Attack punch, one for overhand strike.

Sparring: (13 points)

2 minutes of light-contact sparring.

Total points possible: 80

Passing score: 60 or higher.

Green Belt Test

You must be an orangebelt for 8 weeks (1 session) before you can test for green belt. The minimum age for this rank is 8 years old.

Stances: (5 points)

Walking stance, Fighting Stance, Kemo/Kima/Horse Stance, Cat Stance, Fugul Stance

Forms: (40 points) Chon Gi, Dan Gun, To San, Won Yo (10 points each form)

Blocks: (9 points) Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block , Middle forearm block, Tangsoodo Middle Block (palm of fist towards face), High/Low Knife block, Circle-in, Circle-Out

Strikes: (10 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su.

Kicks: (10 points) Front, cross side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick), crescent kick inwards, crescent kick outwards, hook kick, Jump Front kick.

Judo: (7 points) Forward Roll, Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall, Osoto Gari, O Goshi, Seoi Nage (Ippon or Morote).

Jujitsu: (10 points) Simple Escapes from---Front choke, back choke pushing, back choke pulling, side choke, one wrist, two wrist, bear hug front, headlock, bear hug rear, front tackle, front headlock.

One Steps: (5 points) 5 one-steps----three for Attack punch, two for overhand strike.

Sparring: (15 points) 2 minutes of light-contact sparring. The hands/guard must be held up during the majority of the sparring session.

Total points possible: 113

Passing score: 70 or higher.

Blue Belt Test

YOU MUST BE A GREEN BELT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE YOU CAN TEST FOR BLUE BELT. The minimum age for this rank is 9 years old.

Forms: (50 points) Chon Gi, Dan Gun, To San, Won Yo, Yu Go (10 points each form)

Blocks: (10 points) Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block , Middle forearm block, Tangsoodo Middle Block (palm of fist towards face), High/Low Knife block, Circle-in, Circle-Out, Augmented Block.

Strikes: (10 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su, Lunge Punch.

Kicks: (15 points) Front, cross side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick), crescent kick inwards, crescent kick outwards, hook kick, axe kick, Jump Front kick, jump side kick, jump roundhose, jump crescent inwards, jump crescent kick outwards, jump axe kick.

Judo: (7 points) Forward Roll, Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall, Osoto Gari, O Goshi, Seoi Nage (Ippon or Morote).

Jujitsu: (13 points) Simple Escapes from---Front choke, back choke pushing, back choke pulling, side choke, one wrist, two wrist, bear hug front, headlock, bear hug rear, front tackle, front headlock, front tackle/double-leg take down (side step it & palm strike or use kawara gaeshi), belt grab.

One Steps: (5 points) 5 one-steps----three for Attack punch, two for overhand strike.

Sparring: 15 Moderate contact to the body, light contact to the head. Loss of control awards means zero points are awarded.

1 minute hands only.

1 minute feet only.

1 minute hands and feet.

Breaking: 5 points One board, any strike or kick.

Total points possible: 142

Passing score: 100 points or higher.

Purple Belt Test

YOU MUST BE A BLUE BELT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE YOU CAN TEST FOR PURPLE BELT. The minimum age for this rank is 10 years old.

Forms: (60 points) Chon Gi, Dan Gun, To San, Won Yo, Yu Go, Jun Gun (10 points each form)

Blocks: (13 points) Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block, Middle forearm block, Tangsoodo Middle Block (palm of fist towards face), High/Low Knife block, Circle-in, Circle-Out, Augmented Block, X block lower, X block middle, X block upper.

Strikes: (15 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su, One finger strike, two finger strike, three finger strike, four finger strike, 5 finger strike, Lunge Punch.

Kicks: (16 points) Front, cross side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick), crescent kick inwards, crescent kick outwards, hook kick, axe kick, Jump Front kick, jump side kick, jump roundhose, jump crescent inwards, jump crescent kick outwards, jump axe kick, jump hook kick.

Judo: (10 points) Forward Roll, Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall, Osoto Gari, O Goshi, Seoi Nage (Ippon or Morote), uki waza, ouchi gari, deashi barai.

Jujitsu: (14 points) Simple Escapes from---Front choke, back choke pushing, back choke pulling, side choke, one wrist, two wrist, bear hug front, headlock, bear hug rear, front tackle, front headlock, front tackle/double-leg take down (side step it & palm strike or use kawara gaeshi), belt grab, grab & strike.

One Steps: (7 points) 7 one-steps----five for Attack punch, two for overhand strike.

Sparring: 20 Moderate contact to the body, light contact to the head. Loss of control awards means zero points are awarded.

1 minute hands only (5 points).

2 minute feet only (10 points).

1 minute hands and feet.

Breaking: 10 points

Two boards: one board, palm strike, and one board, any kick

Total points possible: 157

Passing score: 120 points or higher.

Brown Belt Test

YOU MUST BE A PURPLE BELT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE YOU CAN TEST FOR BROWN BELT. The minimum age for this rank is 11 years old.

Forms: (60 points) Chon Gi, Dan Gun, To San, Won Yo, Yu Go, Jun Gun, Toi Gye (10 points each form).

Blocks: (13 points) Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block, Middle forearm block, Tangsoodo Middle Block (palm of fist towards face), High/Low Knife block, Circle-in, Circle-Out, Augmented Block, X block lower, X block middle, X block upper.

Strikes: (15 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su, One finger strike, two finger strike, three finger strike, four finger strike, 5 finger strike, Lunge Punch.

Kicks: (19 points) Front, cross side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick), crescent kick inwards, crescent kick outwards, hook kick, axe kick, Jump Front kick, jump side kick, jump roundhouse, jump crescent inwards, jump crescent kick outwards, jump axe kick, jump hook kick, jump back kick---scissor, Jump back kick---standing, tornado kick.

Judo: (14 points) Forward Roll, Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall, Rear Roll, Rear fall with both legs taken, Osoto Gari, O Goshi, Seoi Nage (Ippon or Morote), uki waza, ouchi gari, deashi barai, sasae tsurikomi ashi.

Jujitsu: (10 points) Complex escapes from: front choke, rear choke, side choke, back choke, one wrist, two wrist, front headlock, rear head lock, belt grab, rear bear hug.

One Steps: (7 points) 7 one-steps----five for Attack punch, two for overhand strike.

Sparring: 20 Moderate contact to the body, light contact to the head. Loss of control awards means zero points are awarded.

1 minute hands only (5 points).

2 minute feet only (10 points).

1 minute hands and feet.

Breaking: 10 points Two boards: one board, palm strike, and one board, any kick.

Total points possible: 181 Passing score: 130 points or higher.

Brown Stripe Belt Test

YOU MUST BE A BROWN BELT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE YOU CAN TEST FOR BROWN STRIPE BELT. The minimum age for this rank is 12 years old.

Forms: (90 points) Chon Gi, Dan Gun, To San, Won Yo, Yu Go, Jun Gun, Toi Gye, Hwa Wrang, Choong Mu (10 points each form).

Blocks: (13 points) Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block , Middle forearm block, Tangsoodo Middle Block (palm of fist towards face), High/Low Knife block, Circle-in, Circle-Out, Augmented Block, X block lower, X block middle, X block upper.

Strikes: (17 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, hook, uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su, One finger strike, two finger strike, three finger strike, four finger strike, 5 finger strike , Lunge Punch.

Kicks: (20 points) Front, cross side, roundhouse, front-roundhouse combo (high-low), turn, spinning back (blind kick), crescent kick inwards, crescent kick outwards, hook kick, axe kick, Jump Front kick, jump side kick, jump roundhose, jump crescent inwards, jump crescent kick outwards, jump axe kick, jump hook kick, jump back kick---scissor, Jump back kick---standing, tornado kick.

Judo: (14 points) Forward Roll, Front Fall, Side Fall, Rear Fall, Rear Roll, Rear fall with both legs taken, Osoto Gari, O Goshi, Seoi Nage—Ippon, Seoi Nage---Morote, uki waza, ouchi gari, deashi barai, sasae tsurikomi ashi.

Jujitsu: (10 points) Complex escapes from: front choke, rear choke, side choke, back choke, one wrist, two wrist, front headlock, rear head lock, belt grab, rear bear hug.

One Steps: (10 points) 10 one-steps----seven for Attack punch, three for overhand strike.

Sparring: 20

Moderate contact to the body, light contact to the head. Loss of control awards means zero points are awarded. 5 minutes of continuous sparring with a black belt.

Breaking: 10 points Two boards: one board, palm strike, and one board, any kick.

Total points possible: 206 Passing score: 160 points or higher.

1st Degree Black Belt Test

Forms: (90 points) Chon Gi, Dan Gun, To San, Won Yo, Yu Go, Jun Gun, Toi Gye, Hwa Wrang, Choon Mu.

Blocks: (20 points) Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block , Middle forearm block, Tangsoodo Middle Block (palm of fist towards face), High/Low Knife block, Circle-in, Circle-Out, Augmented Block, X block lower, X block middle, X block upper, double down block, Double Middle block, double up/rising block, double middle forearm block, double circle in, double circle out, down&up block together.

Strikes: (20 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, hook, uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su, One finger strike, two finger strike, three finger strike, four finger strike, 5 finger strike, double palm to body (like in Choon Mu), double palm to the head, double palm high & low to vital body parts.

Kicks: (20 points) Jump kicks from standing still: front, side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick) , crescent kick in, crescent kick out, hook kick, axe kick. Jump kicks from scissor motion: front, side, roundhouse, turn, jump back kick, crescent in, crescent out, tornado kick.

Judo (20 points): Candidate must obtain a Judo rank of yellow or higher or take an equivalent exam from the head instructor in advance. No exceptions. Jujitsu rank will not substitute for Judo. Candidate will do 2 minutes of Judo sparring at the exam (See the Sparring requirements).

Jujitsu: (20 points): Complex escapes from: front choke, rear choke, side choke, back choke, one wrist, two wrist, front headlock, rear head lock, belt grab, rear bear hug. Simple defenses from five knife attacks and five club attacks.

One Steps: (10 points) 10 one-steps----seven for Attack punch, three for overhand strike.

Sparring: (20 points). Moderate contact to the body, light contact to the head. Loss of control awards means less points are awarded. 2 minutes of continuous sparring with one person, and 2 minutes of continuous sparring with two people. 2 minutes of Judo sparring with one person. 4 minutes of mixed martial arts sparring where Judo and Taekwondo attacks are allowed. Control must be maintained.

Breaking: (10) points Break one boards with one hand strike and one boards with one kick, student’s choice.

Total points possible: 222 Passing score: 170 points or higher.

2nd Degree Black Belt Test

Forms: (120 points)Kwan Gae, Po Eun, Gae Beck, Chul Ji Chodan (Naihanchi Shodan) (30 points each form)

Blocks: (25 points) Down block, Up/Rising Block, Knife/Fugul Block, Middle Block , Middle forearm block, Tangsoodo Middle Block (palm of fist towards face), High/Low Knife block, Circle-in, Circle-Out, Augmented Block, X block lower, X block middle, X block upper, double down block, Double Middle block, double up/rising block, double middle forearm block, double circle in, double circle out, down&up block together, KungFu pattern---left, KungFu pattern----right, KungfuPattern----staggered left, KungfuPattern----staggered right, KungFu pattern----doubled.

Strikes: (20 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, hook, uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su, One finger strike, two finger strike, three finger strike, four finger strike, 5 finger strike, double palm to body (like in Choon Mu), double palm to the head, double palm high & low to vital body parts, Lunge Punch.

Kicks: (20 points) Jump kicks from standing still: front, side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick) , crescent kick in, crescent kick out, hook kick, axe kick. Jump kicks from scissor motion: front, side, roundhouse, turn, jump back kick, crescent in, crescent out, tornado kick

Judo (20 points): Candidate must obtain a Judo rank of green or higher or take an equivalent exam from the head instructor in advance. No exceptions. Jujitsu rank will not substitute for Judo. Candidate will do 2 minutes of Judo sparring at the exam (See the Sparring requirements).

Jujitsu: (20 points): Complex escapes from: front choke, rear choke, side choke, back choke, one wrist, two wrist, front headlock, rear head lock, belt grab, rear bear hug. Simple defenses from five knife attacks and five club attacks.

One Steps: (10 points) 10 one-steps----seven for Attack punch, three for overhand strike.

Sparring: (20 points). Moderate contact to the body, light contact to the head. Loss of control awards means less points are awarded.

Breaking: (10) pointsBreak one boards with one hand strike and one boards with one kick, student’s choice. Total points possible: 298 Passing score: 190 points or higher.

3rd Degree Black Belt Test

YOU MUST BE A 2nd degree BLACK BELT FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS BEFORE YOU CAN TEST FOR 3RD DEGREE.

Candidate must obtain a Judo rank of Sankyu or higher in order to test for this rank, or take an equivalent test from the instructor.

Candidate must also have been active in the martial arts via competition, instructing, or assistant instructing.

The minimum age for this rank is 21 years old.

Forms: (160 points) Eui Am, Choon Jang, Juche, Chul Ji Chodan (Naihanchi Shodan) (40 points each form).

Blocks: (25 points, 5 points each pattern. ) KungFu pattern---left, KungFu pattern----right, KungfuPattern----staggered left, KungfuPattern----staggered right, KungFu pattern----doubled, left on top, Kung Fu pattern double, right on top.

Strikes: (20 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block). Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jaab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, hook, uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su, One finger strike, two finger strike, three finger strike, four finger strike, 5 finger strike, double palm to body (like in Choon Mu), double palm to the head, double palm high & low to vital body parts, Lunge Punch.

Kicks: (20 points) Jump kicks from standing still: front, side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick) , crescent kick in, crescent kick out, hook kick, axe kick. Jump kicks from scissor motion: front, side, roundhouse, turn, jump back kick, crescent in, crescent out, tornado kick.

Judo (20 points): Candidate must obtain a Judo rank of Nikyu (Purple in Cecil Ryu Judo) or higher or take an equivalent exam from the head instructor in advance.

Jujitsu: (20 points): Complex escapes from: front choke, rear choke, side choke, back choke, one wrist, two wrist, front headlock, rear head lock, belt grab, rear bear hug. Simple defenses from five knife attacks and five club attacks.

One Steps: (10 points) 10 one-steps----seven for Attack punch, three for overhand strike.

Sparring: (20 points). Moderate contact to the body, light contact to the head. Loss of control awards means less points are awarded.

Breaking: (10) points Break one board with one hand strike and one boards with one kick, student’s choice.

Total points possible: 305 Passing score: 200 points or higher.

4th Degree Black Belt Test

YOU MUST BE A 3rd degree BLACK BELT FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS BEFORE YOU CAN TEST FOR 4th DEGREE.

Forms: (160 points) Sam Il, Yoo Sin, Choi Yong, Chul Ji Chodan (Naihanchi Shodan). (40 points each form)

Blocks: (25 points, 5 points each pattern. ) KungFu pattern---left, KungFu pattern----right, KungfuPattern----staggered left, KungfuPattern----staggered right, KungFu pattern----doubled, left on top, Kung Fu pattern double, right on top.

Strikes: (20 points) Attack punch, Reverse Punch, Triple Punch, Knife-hand/Chop, Fugul Strike (same as Fugul Block), Sliding vertical punch (on front hand) , Jaab, Reverse Punch (quick snatch back), Jab-Reverse combo, Hook, Uppercut, hook, uppercut, Palm strike, Kwon Su, One finger strike, two finger strike, three finger strike, four finger strike, 5 finger strike, double palm to body (like in Choon Mu), double palm to the head, double palm high & low to vital body parts, Lunge Punch.

Kicks: (20 points) Jump kicks from standing still: front, side, roundhouse, turn, spinning back (blind kick) , crescent kick in, crescent kick out, hook kick, axe kick. Jump kicks from scissor motion: front, side, roundhouse, turn, jump back kick, crescent in, crescent out, tornado kick.

Judo (20 points): Candidate must obtain a Judo rank of Ikkyu (Brown belt, 1st Gup in Cecil Ryu Judo) or higher or take an equivalent exam from the head instructor in advance. No exceptions.

Jujitsu: (20 points) Complex escapes from: front choke, rear choke, side choke, back choke, one wrist, two wrist, front headlock, rear head lock, belt grab, rear bear hug. Simple defenses from five knife attacks and five club attacks.

One Steps: (10 points) 10 one-steps----seven for Attack punch, three for overhand strike.

Sparring: (20 points).

Breaking: (10) points Break one board with one hand strike and one boards with one kick, student's choice.

Total points possible: 305 Passing score: 210 points or higher.

5th Degree Black Belt Test

YOU MUST BE A 4th degree BLACK BELT FOR AT LEAST 4 YEARS BEFORE YOU CAN TEST FOR 5th DEGREE.

Forms: Taekwondo: (160 points) Yon Gae, Ul-Gi, Moon-Moo, Chul-Ji Chodan (Naihanchi Shodan). (40 points each form)

Jujitsu/One Steps: (20 points):