Integrity Taekwondo System

The Integrity Taekwondo system is an open system designed to guide students from white belt through their journey to achieving a black belt. The Integrity Taekwondo training program consists of 11 areas (Stances, Hand Techniques, Kicking Techniques, Stepping Techniques, Patterns, Sparring, Self Defense, Board Breaking, Terminology, Attitude, and Teaching) that are essential to your training.

Students will be evaluated and marked on each area to determine their qualification for a belt promotion. The Integrity Taekwondo training manual will guide students through all the requirements to learn and practice the required techniques from white belt to black belt. Our proven teaching methods used over the last two decades have graduated many black belts over the years. There are more than 570 images in the manual to assist students on all belt requirements.

Color Belt System

  1. White Belt
  2. Yellow Stripe
  3. Yellow Belt
  4. Green Stripe
  5. Green Belt
  6. Blue Stripe
  7. Blue Belt
  8. Red Stripe
  9. Red Belt
  10. Black Stripe

Black Belt System

  • 1st Dan Black Belt
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt
  • 4th Dan Black Belt – Master
  • 5th Dan Black Belt – Master
  • 6th Dan Black Belt – Master
  • 7th Dan Black Belt – Grand Master
  • 8th Dan Black Belt – Grand Master
  • 9th Dan Black Belt – Grand Master
  • 10th Dan Black Belt –  Reserved for Founder/Grand Master when they pass away

 

Testing Rank

Patterns

Self Defense

Sparring

Breaking

Thesis

1st Dan

1 Black Belt + 2 Color Belt

3-5 Techniques

YES

YES

N/A

2nd Dan

2 Black Belt + 1 Color Belt

3-5 Techniques

YES

YES

N/A

3rd Dan

2 Black Belt + 1 Color Belt

3-5 Techniques

YES

YES

N/A

4th Dan

3 Black Belt

5-7 Techniques

YES

YES

Optional

5th Dan

3 Black Belt

5-7 Techniques

YES

YES

Optional

6th Dan

3 Black Belt

5-7 Techniques

YES

YES

Optional

7th Dan

2 Black Belt + New Pattern

7-10 Techniques

Optional

YES

YES

8th Dan

2 Black Belt + New Pattern

7-10 Techniques

Optional

YES

YES

9th Dan

2 Black Belt + New Pattern

7-10 Techniques

Optional

YES

YES

Black Belt Testing Conditions

  • Students must wait the same number of years based on the current black belt Dan number. E.g. 1st Dan must wait 1 year before testing for 2nd Dan, 3rd Dan must wait 3 years before testing for 4th Dan.
  • Students must be 18 years of age to test for 4th Dan which is recognized as a Master level. (Note: Since testing is conducted once a year, students must be 18 for the testing year).
  • Black belt students who excel and contribute significant advancement to martial arts can apply for special promotion test that can reduce the wait time by 50%. E.g. 4th Dan can test to 5th Dan after 2 years if they submit evidence of significant contribution and their application is accepted.
  • Testing for 7th Dan and higher require a 10 Page double spaced thesis essay about a topic in one of the following:
    • Martial Arts Philosophy E.g. How Martial Arts affects a person’s life.
    • Martial Arts Technique E.g. Advancement of a technique.
    • Martial Arts Teaching Methods E.g. Advancements in teaching approach.
  • Black Belt students who trained for a long time but missed testing opportunities in the past will be allowed to apply for a Skip Dan test once in their lifetime. Students can only skip up to 3 Dan levels at once. E.g. 1st Dan apply for 2-level skip Dan to 3rd Dan, or a 2nd Dan applying for a 3-level skip Dan to 5th Dan. Proof of training and martial art experience needs to be documented part of the skip Dan test.
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