Before being considered for a black belt grading, a student must be able to demonstrate all of the techniques listed above to a high standard.
AT LEAST 6 months training twice a week since black tag grading. At least one year if training once a week.
Demonstrating an understanding of the 5 tenets of taekwondo and applying it in training
Students under the age of 15 will be awarded a junior Poom grade (black belt with a red stripe). When they are 15 they will be invited to take an additional grading to convert their grade to an adult Dan grade. There will be a nominal fee (to cover the cost of the new belt) and it will take place at the same time as other Poom/Dan gradings.
Poom grades are expected to start to take on some of the responsibilities associated with a Dan grade in preparation for gaining an adult black belt, (eg assisting in class with lining students up, contributing to teaching by demonstrating techniques, showing a good example to junior grades.)