About every 5 months, Kukkido Martial Arts Studio holds a special test for the black belts. The requirements for each level are listed below.

1st DEGREE – 1st LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

Block / Strike Techniques

  1. Double Knife Hand Middle Block, Double Knife Hand Low Block, and Middle Punch
  2. Double Knife Hand Middle Block, Upper Cut, and Horse Riding Stance Middle Punch
  3. Palm Down Block, Back Knuckle Strike, and Palm Heel Strike
  4. Mountain Block, Palm Down/Spear Hand Strike, and Single Knife in Back Stance

Block / Strike / Kick Techniques

  1. Low Block, Middle Punch, Front Snap Kick, and Middle Punch
  2. Rising Block, Middle Punch, Rising Kick, and Middle Punch
  3. Middle Block, Middle Punch, Side Kick, and Middle Punch
  4. Single Knife Hand, Middle Punch, Roundhouse Kick, and Middle Punch

Forms

  • Taeguk 8
  • Palgwe 1
  • Palgwe 2
  • Palgwe 3
  • Palgwe 4

Self Defense Techniques

  • Same-Side Hand Techniques 1-5

1st DEGREE – 2nd LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

Block / Strike Techniques

  1. Augmented Mountain Block, Palm Down Spear Hand, and Back Fist
  2. Double Fist Rising Block, Upper Cut, and Back Hammer Fist in Standing Stance
  3. Low Block in Back Stance, Double Punch in Front Stance, and Mountain Block in Back Stance

Block / Strike / Kick Techniques

  1. Side Kick, Low Block, and Double Middle Punch
  2. Roundhouse Kick, Double Knife Hand Middle Block in Back Stance, and Middle Punch
  3. Back Kick, Rising Block, and Middle Punch

Forms

  • Palgwe 5

Self Defense Techniques

  • Cross Grab Hand Techniques 1-5

1st DEGREE – 3rd LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

Block / Strike / Kick Techniques

  1. Crane Stance- High Block/Low Block, Side Kick with Front Leg, Elbow Strike
  2. Pull Hands Back- Mountain Block, Roundhouse Kick with Rear Leg, Palm Heel Strike to Face
  3. Step Forward- Low Block, Front Snap Kick with Rear Leg, Pull Leg Back- Cobra Block in Back Stance

Combination Kick Techniques

  1. Low/High Side Kick and Back Kick
  2. Low/High Roundhouse Kick and Back Kick
  3. Hook Kick/Roundhouse Kick and Back Kick
  4. Outside-In, Jump-Spin Outside-In Kick and Back Kick

Forms

  • Palgwe 6
  • Koryo

Self Defense Techniques

  • Double Grab Hand Techniques 1-5

Other Requirements

  • Breaking Wood
  • Sparring (2 Persons)
  • Nunchakus (60 Moves)

1st DEGREE – 4th LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

Combination Kick Techniques

  1. Jump Rear Leg Front Snap Kick, Jump Roundhouse Kick
  2. Jump Rear Leg Roundhouse Kick, Jump Roundhouse Kick
  3. Jump Rear Leg Roundhouse Kick, Jump Spinning Kick

Forms

  • Palgwe 7

Self Defense Techniques

  • Knife Defense Techniques 1-5
  • Kick Defense Techniques 1-5

Other Requirements

  • All Requirements from Previous Tests (Levels 1 – 3)
  • Breaking Wood
  • Sparring

1st DEGREE – 5th LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

Forms

  • All Forms from Previous Tests
  • Palgwe 8

Self Defense Techniques

  • Choke & Choke Defense Techniques 1-8

Other Requirements

  • Breaking Wood
  • Sparring
  • Nunchakus