Testing Requirements



This web page describes testing requirements for both gups (i.e., testing candidates who are not black belts) and dans (i.e., black belts).  Testing requirements are usually fairly rigid, but some flexibility has been provided in cases due to age or curriculum changes.

Gup Testing Requirements

The following table summarizes Gup Testing Requirements for Pinnacle Martial Arts.  Requirements are cumulative.  For example, testees for 4th Gup must demonstrate competency for all one-steps from 1-12 and all forms from Gi-Cho Hyung Il Bu to Pyung Ahn Sam Dan.

Traditionally, 9th Gup is designated by a stripe on the white belt.  Due to the age of some practitioners, we felt it prudent to insert an additional belt to allow more development time if needed.  When possible, the traditional transition (from white to white with a stripe to orange) is maintained.

Testing Rank
Basic Drills
Forms (Hyung)
One-step Fighting
Sparring
Breaking
Terminology
9th Gup (Yellow)
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Gi-Cho Hyung Il Bu (following proctor)
1,2
no
no
no
9th Gup (Stripe)
Horseback Stance, Strike Center PunchGi-Cho Hyung Il Bu (with count)
1,2
no
no
no
8th Gup
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking, with Crescents
Gi-Cho Hyung E Bu
3,4
no
noyes
7th Gup
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking, with Crescents
Gi-Cho Hyung Sam Bu
5,6
no
noyes
6th Gup
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking, with Crescents
Pyung Ahn Cho Dan
7,8
yes
noyes
5th Gup
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking, with Crescents
Pyung Ahn E Dan
9,10
yesyesyes
4th Gup
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking, with Crescents
Pyung Ahn Sam Dan
11,12
yesyesyes
3rd Gup
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking, with Crescents
Pyung Ahn Sa Dan
13,14
yesyesyes
2nd Gup
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking, with Crescents
Pyung Ahn O Dan
15,16
yesyesyes
1st Gup
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking, with Crescents
Passai
17,18
yesyesyes


Dan Testing Requirements

The following table describes the black belt testing requirements at Pinnacle Martial Arts.  Requirements for self-defense have been somewhat relaxed in recent tests because they have been modified.

Test Rank
Basic Drills
Forms (Hyung)
One-step Fighting
Self Defense
Sparring
Breaking
Terminology
1st Dan
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking with Crescents
Footwork Drills
Gi-Cho Hyung Il Bu
Gi-Cho Hyung E Bu
Gi-Cho Hyung Sam Bu
Pyung Ahn Cho Dan
Pyung Ahn E Dan
Pyung Ahn Sam Dan
Pyung Ahn Sa Dan
Pyung Ahn O Dan
Passai
Naihanji Cho Dan
1-18
1-16
Trap, Sweep, Throw
Single opponent
3 stations
Required (1st Dan)
2rd Dan
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking with Crescents
Footwork Drills
Naihanji E Dan
Sip Soo
Jin Do
1-181-16
Trap, Sweep, Throw

Knife Defense
Multiple Opponent
3 stationsRequired (2nd Dan)
3rd Dan
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking with Crescents
Footwork Drills
Naihanji Sam Dan
Lo Hai
1-181-16
Trap, Sweep, Throw

Knife Defense
Multiple Opponent3 stationsRequired
4th Dan
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking with Crescents
Footwork Drills
Kong Sang Koon
1-181-16
Trap, Sweep, Throw

Knife Defense
Staff Defense
Multiple Opponent4 stations
Required
5th Dan
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking with Crescents
Footwork Drills
Sei Shan
Wang Shu
1-181-16
Trap, Sweep, Throw

Knife Defense
Staff Defense
Multiple Opponent4 stationsRequired
6th Dan
Horseback Stance, Strike Center Punch
Right/Left Kicking with Crescents
Footwork Drills
Si-on
O-sip Sa Bo
1-181-16
Trap, Sweep, Throw

Knife Defense
Staff Defense
Multiple Opponent4 stationsRequired




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