Colour Belt Grading Requirements

Geup Belt Colour Basic Movements Gumbups (Forms) Cutting Techniques Basic Gyukgum
(sparring forms)
Push-ups Sit-ups
8th Grup White Basic Movements SSGB #1 Candle (1 pc), Mokgum, Straight cut SSGG #1 4 4
7th Geup Yellow Stance Focus #1 SSGB #2 Paper, Bamboo sword, left horizontal cut SSGG #2 6 6
6th Geup Green Stance Focus #2 SSGB #3 Paper, Bamboo sword, Right horizontal cut SSGG #3 8 8
5th Geup Blue Cutting Focus #1 SSGB #4 Throwing ball (tennis ball size), Mokgum, straight cut SSGG #4 10 10
4th Geup Blue/Red Cutting Focus #2 SSGB #5 Candle (2 pcs), Mokgum, Straight cut SSGG #5 12 12
3rd Geup Brown Defense Focus SSGB #6 Paper, Bamboo sword, Left diagonal cut SSGG #6 14 14
2nd Geup Red Thrusting Focus SSGB #7 Paper, Bamboo sword, Right diagonal cut SSGG #7 16 16
1st Geup Red/Black Stance & Cutting Focus SSGB #8 Throwing ball, Mokgum, Right downward cut SSGG #8 18 18
1st Dan Pre-test Red/Black SSBG #1 – 8 Wood breaking SSGG #1 – 8 Finger push-ups 16 times

1st Dan Geup Grading Requirements

Geup Belt Basic Movements Gumbups (Forms) Cutting Techniques Basic Gyukgum
(sparring forms)
Push-ups Sit-ups
1st Dan 8th Grup Black Belt 1 Stripe Baldo Chakgum #1 SSGB #9 Candle (3 pc), Mokgum, Straight cut SSGG #9 20 20
1st Dan 7th Geup Black Belt 2 Stripes Baldo Chakgum #2 SSGB #10 Paper, Kagum, Left + Right horizontal cuts SSGG #10 22 22
1st Dan 6th Geup Black Belt 3 Stripes Spinning Motion #1 SSGB #11 Paper, Kagum, Right + Left Horizontal cuts SSGG #11 24 24
1st Dan 5th Geup Black Belt 4 Stripes Spinning Motion #2 SSGB #12 Throwing ball, Mokgum (in belt), straight cut SSGG #12 26 26
1st Dan 4th Geup Black Belt 5 Stripes Spinning Motion #3 Shimsang GB #1 Candle (1 pcs), Mokgum, Horizontal cut Shimsang GG #1 28 28
1st Dan 3rd Geup Black Belt 6 Stripes Spinning Cutting #1 Shimsang GB #2 Paper, Kagum, Left upward cut Shimsang GG #2 30 30
1st Dan 2nd Geup Black Belt 7 Stripes Spinning Cutting #2 Shimsang GB #3 Paper, Kagum, Right upward cut Shimsang GG #3 32 32
1st Dan 1st Geup Black Belt 8 Stripes Spinning Cutting #3 Shimsang GB #4 Throwing ball, Mokgum (in belt), Right downward cut Shimsang GG #4 34 34
2nd Dan Pre-test Black Belt 9 Stripes SSBG #9 – 12
Shimsang GB #1 – 4
Paper: Left and Right horizontal cut (minimum 12 points) SSGG #9-12 Finger push-ups 20 times

Source: Canadian Haidong Gumdo Association