1st Dan

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Black belts - 1st Dan

Guidance information for you.

Congratulations on your 1st Dan Black Belt.

Our Black Belt syllabus teaches you even more about the art including;

  • Speciality techniques,
  • Advanced skills & 3 patterns,
  • Umpires Part 1: (mandatory for 16yrs & above)
  • Tournanment rules info
  • Officiate or compete in at least 2 events per year. Includes 1 National TAGB event.
  • Star grading system (mandatory for under 16yrs) – (Syllabus)
  • Must attend Pre-gradings with TAGB Grand Masters / Masters every 6 months
  • Minimum training time before 2nd Dan:- 2 years
  • Assisting at Coloured belt gradings (optional)
  • Other optional courses & skills for assisting/Instructing, referee and/or officiating.

Available courses & min ages/requirements:-

Umpires PT1: 16 years & over. (Mandatory)

Class assistant course: 14yrs upwards (optional - to assist 'supervised' by your instructor at sessions),

Assistant Instructor course: 17yrs & above (optional - can teach with or without your instructor's supervision)

Instructors course: 18 years & above (optional, but must have already passed the Assistant Instructors course)

School Instructors Management course: (Optional for adults who've passed both Assistant Instructors & Instructors)

Referee Pt 1 : 18 years & above (Optional).

Referee Pt 2: 18 years & over (Optional)

Black belts must attend pre-gradings every 6 months & attend all 3 pre-gradings that occur in the 2 months immediately before their formal grading date.

(It is advantageous for Dan grades to extend their abilities & knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do by studying such things as the principles of instructing others. However it is not mandatory to teach at a club or start a club of your own, that is completely optional).

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Kwang Gae: 39 Moves

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Gae Baek: 44 Moves

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