Low Belt Testing Cycles
Testing for High White Belt
Cycle 2 Low Belt Testing Requirements (Apr-May-Jun)
Testing is usually in June
Poomsae Taegeuk Il Jang -- Heaven
(South, Father) First Taegeuk is the beginning of all Poomsaes. The associated trigram represents Yang (heaven, light), therefore, this Poomsae should be performed with the greatness of Heaven.
Cycle 3 Low Belt Testing Requirements (July-Aug-Sept)
Testing is usually in September
Poomsae Taegeuk Ee Jang -- Joy
The second aspect of Taeguek is the principle Tae. Tae is Joyfulness. Its form represents the state of mind which is serene and gentle yet firm within, The state from which true virtue smiles. Tae is not silent but bubbling with joy. This second form, representing joyfulness, consists of movements that are made softly yet firmly with control. The form emphasizes movements which teach balance and proper stances.
Cycle 4 Low Belt Testing Requirements (Oct-Nov-Dec)
Testing is usually in December
Poomsae Taegeuk Sam Jang -- Fire
The third aspect of Taeguek is the principle Ri. Ri symbolizes fire and sun, and their characteristics of warmth, enthusiasm, and hope. The actions of Ri should be performed with variety and passion, like the flickering of a fire. This form teaches combinations that are frequently seen in free-fighting.