Black Belt Grading Requirements

The black belt grading requirements are shown in the table below. A student is defined as a person under 19 or pre-college students (i.e. high school).

Test Class Gumbup Classification Cutting Targets Cutting Sequences Chances Finger Push-ups
1st Dan Ssangsoo Gumbup
#1 – 8
All wood bar Wood suspended by 2 paper looks. Straight cut 3 16
2nd Dan Ssangsoo Gumbup
#9 – 12
Shimsang Gumbup
#1 – 4
Adult (Man) 1 Bamboo Pole Right and left down cuts OR
Left and right down cuts
3 20
Adult (Woman) 1 Bamboo Pole Right down cut OR
Left down cut
3 20
Student Paper Target Right and left horizontal cuts OR
Left and right horizontal cuts
3 20
3rd Dan Yedo Gumbup
#1 – 9
Adult (Man) 1 Bamboo Pole Right down, left down and right up cuts
OR
Left down, right down and left up cutsand right down cuts
3 24
Adult (Woman) 1 Bamboo Pole Right and left down cuts OR
Left and right down
3 24
Student Tennis Ball Throw in the air and right downward cut 3 24
4th Dan Bonguk Gumbup
#1 – 7
Adult (Man) 2 Bamboo Poles Front: right and left down cuts
Back: right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left and right down cuts
Back: left down and right up cuts
3 28
Adult (Woman) 1 Bamboo Pole Right down, left down and right up cuts
OR
Left down, right down and left up cutsand right down cuts
3 28
Student Paper Target right, left and right horizontal cuts
OR
left, right and left horizontal cuts
3 28
5th Dan Jangbaek Gumbup
#1 – 7
Adult (Man) 2 Bamboo Poles Front: right and left down cuts
Back: left down, right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left and right down cuts
Back: right down, left down and right up cuts
3 32
Adult (Woman) 2 Bamboo Poles Front: right and left down cuts
Back: right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left and right down cuts
Back: left down and right up cuts
3 32
6th Dan Eumyang Gumbup
#1 – 7
Adult (Man) 2 Bamboo Poles Front: right down, left down and right up cuts
Back: left down, right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left down, right down and left up cuts
Back: right down, left down and right up cuts
3 36
Adult (Woman) 2 Bamboo Poles Front: right and left down cuts
Back: left down, right down and left up cuts
OR
Front: left and right down cuts
Back: right down, left down and right up cuts
3 36

Source: Canadian Haidong Gumdo Association