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Kim's TKD Portland

Promotion Address, at the main studio in Sellwood

8113 SE 13th
Portland, OR 97202
Corner of SE 13th and Tacoma.
(Click here for a map)

Promotions

All Black belt promotion tests are presided over by Grandmaster Kim. Currently they are held in Portland on the first weekend of each month. There is a fee for each test that varies as you rise in rank. (Current fee for each promotion is shown on the PROMOTIONAL CHART below) To take a promotional test all candidates must be members in good standing, own a uniform with federation patch attached and be recommended for testing by their instructor.

IT IS NOT ALLOWED TO ASK WHEN YOU WILL BE PROMOTING OR TO QUESTION ANY OTHER STUDENTS RATE OF ADVANCEMENT.

Each month instructors will review all student records and determine which will complete their basic requirements by the next testing date.

To become eligible to take a promotional test a student must meet all basic requirements for their current rank. Prior to the rank of Brown belt, students must remain at each rank level for a minimum period of 3 months. During which time the basic requirements will be practiced. In addition to the physical requirements a student must display confidence, discipline and dedication during all workouts.

Prior to a studentís testing date, instructors will conduct a pretest. The purpose of the pretest is to give the student an opportunity to demonstrate their level of readiness. Any correction received from is to be taken without question and to be viewed as constructive. Instructors or Black belts should be thanked for taking the time to help.

Promotional Chart

FEE

BELT

FORM

SIGNIFICANCE

RANK

  White belt CHON-JI Innocence 10th
$80 White belt with Yellow Stripe DAN-GUN Planting the seeds 9th
$80 Yellow belt DO-SAN Yellow sprout 8th
$85 Yellow belt with Blue stripe WON-HYO Yellow sprout growing under blue sky 7th
$85 Blue belt YUL-GOK Blue sky 6th
$90 Blue belt with Purple Stripe JOONG-GUN Blue sky helps growing 5th
$90 Purple belt TOI-GYE Noble 4th
$95 Purple belt with Brown Stripe HWA-RANG Growing nobly towards the harvest 3rd
$95 Brown belt CHOONG-MOO Harvest 2nd
$100 Brown belt with Black Stripe REVIEW ALL FORMS Working hard towards perfection 1st

Belts cost an additional $5.

9th Kup is the first promotion achieved in life.
9th Dan is the last promotion achieved in life.
9+9=18, and persons over 18 years old must be responsible in their lives.


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