ATA Tigers

Beginner Tigers
Turtle thru Cheeri Belts
(White - Yellow)

Advanced Tigers
Lion thru Baron Belts

(Camo - Red)
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ATA Tigers

Turtle through Cheeri Belts

Block Training Form:

Songahm Poomse #1

Moves 10-18

Beginner Tigers earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt. Students at this rank Block Train, which means multiple belt ranks will work on the same Testing material together. ATA Tigers perform their required material with an Instructor during class and are not required to memorize the order of techniques. Stripe guidelines:

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes & able to perform required techniques with an Instructor

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform required self defense & weapons techniques

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes and able to follow an Instructor through their Form and required drills on pads 

Video and Form Sheet Coming Soon!

 

ATA Tigers

Lion thru Baron Belts

Block Training Form:

Songahm Poomse #5
Moves 23-34

Advanced Tigers earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt. Students at this rank Block Train, which means multiple belt ranks will work on the same Testing material together. ATA Tigers perform their required material with an Instructor during class and are not required to memorize the order of techniques. Stripe guidelines:

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform required techniques with an Instructor, knows sparring rules

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform required self defense, weapons techniques & sparring requirements

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes, able to follow an Instructor through their Form and required drills on pads & Test Style Sparring with a partner.

Video and Form Sheet Coming Soon!

karate kids

White, Orange & Yellow Belts

Block Training Form:

Songahm Poomse #1

Color Belt Karate Kids earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt. Students at this rank Block Train, which means multiple belt ranks will work on the same Testing material together. Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and first one-step

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form and both one-steps

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques and weapons techniques. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Video and Form Sheet Coming Soon!

 

karate kids

Camo & Green Belts

Block Training Form:

Songahm Poomse #5

Color Belt Karate Kids earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt. Students at this rank Block Train, which means multiple belt ranks will work on the same Testing material together. Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and first one-step and demonstrates sparring basic knowledge

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form, both one-steps and demonstrates basic sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Video and Form Sheet Coming Soon!

 
 

karate kids

Purple & Blue Belts

Block Training Form:

Songahm Poomse #5

Color Belt Karate Kids earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt. Students at this rank Block Train, which means multiple belt ranks will work on the same Testing material together. Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and demonstrates sparring stamina & speed in techniques

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form and demonstrates intermediate sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Video and Form Sheet Coming Soon!

Brown Belts

All Ages

Brown Belts earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt. All students will receive both levels of the Brown Belt (Recommended & Decided) regardless of age unless they achieve a perfect score at Testing. Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

Brown Belt Recommended:

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form, self defense and demonstrates advanced sparring strategies and ability to read their opponent

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form, successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts and demonstrates advanced sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, board breaks, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Brown Belt Decided:

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform self defense techniques and successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts and demonstrates advanced sparring strategies and ability to read their opponent

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & demonstrates a significantly improved form and demonstrates advanced sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, board breaks, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

 

Brown Belt Youtube Practice at Home Video Playlist

Printable Choong Jung #1 Form Sheet

 
 

Red Belts

All Ages

Red Belts earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt. All students will receive both levels of the Red Belt (Recommended & Decided) regardless of age unless they achieve a perfect score at Testing. Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

Red Belt Recommended:

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form, self defense and demonstrates advanced sparring strategies and ability to read their opponent

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form, successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts and demonstrates advanced sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, board breaks, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Red Belt Decided:

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform self defense techniques and successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts and demonstrates advanced sparring strategies and ability to read their opponent

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & demonstrates a significantly improved form and demonstrates advanced sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, board breaks, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

 

Red Belt Youtube Practice at Home Video Playlist

Printable Choong Jung #2 Form Sheet

 

Red/black

Belts

First Degree Black Belt Recommended

All Ages

Red/Black Belts earn 2 midterm stars belt before they Test for their Black Belt. At their midterm Testing, students will perform one of the two midterms listed below to earn their belt star. Students with 2 stars are eligible to test for their First Degree Black Belt Decided with Instructor Permission.

Single Ssahng Jeol Bahng Midterm:

  • SSJB #1 - Students must proficiently demonstrate all 9 ssahng jeol bahng weapon counts with both hands.

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • BBC or LP Weapon - Students demonstrate their weapon drill/form of the Testing Cycle

Oh Sung Do Midterm: (board sword)

  • OSD #1 - Students must proficiently demonstrate all 9 Oh Sung Do counts.

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • BBC or LP Weapon - Students demonstrate their weapon drill/form of the Testing Cycle

Rank Testing:

  • Form - Students must demonstrate Choong Jung Poomse #2.

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • Board Breaks - successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts

 

Red Belt Youtube Practice at Home Video Playlist

Printable Choong Jung #2 Form Sheet

 

1st degree black belts

First Degree Black Belt Decided

All Ages

1st Degree Black Belt Decided students earn 5 midterm stars belt before they Test for their Black Belt. At their midterm Testing, students will perform one of the midterms listed below to earn their belt star. Students with 5 stars are eligible to test for their Second Degree Black Belt Recommended with Instructor Permission.

  • Single Ssahng Jeol Bahng Midterm: (SSJB #3) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the Black Belt Single Ssahng Jeol Bahng form as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.​ 
     

  • Taekwondo Midterm: (TKD #1A)

    • Form - Students must demonstrate the first half of Shim Jun

    • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

    • Board Breaks - successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts
       

  • Single Bahng Mahng EE Midterm: (SBME #3) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the Black Belt Single Bahng Mahng EE form as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.​  
     

  • Taekwondo Midterm: (TKD #1B)

    • Form - Students must demonstrate all of Shim Jun.

    • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

    • Board Breaks - successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts
       

  • Oh Sung Do Midterm: (OSD #1) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the 9 Oh Sung Do sword drills as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.​  
     

  • Rank Testing:

    • Form - Students must demonstrate all of Shim Jun.

    • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

    • Board Breaks - successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts

 

1st Degree Youtube Practice at Home Video Playlist

Printable Shim Jun Form Sheet

 

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)


Black Belt Workout Videos
(All Black Belt Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 

2nd Degree Black Belt Recommended

Name on belt with red letters.
All Ages

2nd Degree Black Belt Recommended students do not earn midterm stars on their belt since they have their name embroidered on it.

They will continue to work on Shim Jun as their rank form.

2nd Degree Black Belt Recommended students must complete midterms before they Test for their 2nd Degree Black Belt Decided. At their midterm Testing, students will perform one of the two midterms listed below. Students who have successfully completed both midterm tests are eligible to test for their Second Degree Black Belt Decided with Instructor Permission.

Double Ssahng Jeol Bahng Midterm:

  • DSJB #1 - Students must proficiently demonstrate all 9 double ssahng jeol bahng weapon counts.

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • BBC or LP Weapon - Students demonstrate their weapon drill/form of the Testing Cycle

Double Bahng Mahng EE Midterm: 

  • DBME #1 - Students must proficiently demonstrate all 9 bahng mahng ee weapon counts in the air, with a partner or on a pad.

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • BBC or LP Weapon - Students demonstrate their weapon drill/form of the Testing Cycle

Rank Testing:

  • Form - Students must demonstrate Shim Jun.

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • Board Breaks - successfully break boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts

 

1st Degree Youtube Practice at Home Video Playlist

Printable Shim Jun Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)


Black Belt Workout Videos
(All Black Belt Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 

2nd Degree black belt decided

Name on belt in gold letters.

All Ages

2nd Degree Black Belt Decided students complete 18 midterms before they Test for their 3rd Degree Black Belt. Midterms list below all include Test Style Sparring and Leadership or Instructor Program weapon forms. Since 2nd Degree Black Belts all work on the same Midterm each cycle, the order in which students complete these will vary. Due to the length and complexity of some weapon forms, they will be split into 2 separate midterms.

  • DSJB #3A / DSJB #3B - Both halves of the Double Ssahng Jeol Bahng Form

  • DBME #3A / DBME #3B - Both halves of the Double Bahng Mahng EE Form

  • SN #1 - 12 Ssahng Nat Weapon Counts

  • SN #3A / SN #3B - Both halves of the Ssahng Nat Form

  • TKD #2A / #2B / #2C / #2D - Form, Sparring & Board Breaks

  • OSD #3 - Oh Sung Do Sword Form

  • PP #1 / PP #2 - Pressure Point Partner Drills

  • JM #1 / JM #2 - Joint Manipulation Partner Drills

  • SBME #2 - Single Bahng Mahng EE Partner Drill Flows

  • Rank Testing for 3rd Degree Black Belt

 

2nd Degree Youtube Practice at Home Video Playlist

Printable Jung Yul Form Sheet

 

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)


Black Belt Workout Videos
(All Black Belt Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 

3rd Degree black belt

Name on belt in gold letters.

All Ages

3rd Degree Black Belt Decided students complete 18 midterms before they Test for their 4th Degree Black Belt. Midterms list below all include Test Style Sparring and Leadership or Instructor Program weapon forms. Since 3rd Degree Black Belts all work on the same Midterm each cycle, the order in which students complete these will vary. 

  • JBMR #3 - Mid-Range Jahng Bong Form

  • JBLR #1 - Long Range Jahng Bong Weapon Counts

  • JBLR #3 - Long Range Jahng Bong Form

  • TKD #3A / #3B / #3C - Form, Sparring & Board Breaks

  • SKD #1 / SKD #2 - Spontaneous Knife Defense

  • JM #3 - Joint Manipulation Form

  • WC #1 - 18 Warrior Combat Partner Drills

  • SDB #1 / SDB #2 - Sam Dan Bong Weapon Counts

  • SD / BB #1 - Self Defense & Wooden Board Breaking Midterm

  • JPE #1 - Jee Pahng EE Weapon Counts

  • JBMR #2 - Mid-Range Jahng Bong Partner Drills

  • GD #1 - Gum Do Sword Counts

  • GD #3 - Gum Do Sword Form

  • Rank Testing for 3rd Degree Black Belt

 

3rd Degree Youtube Practice at Home Video Playlist

Printable Chung San Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)


Black Belt Workout Videos
(All Black Belt Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

4th Degree black belt

Name on belt in gold letters.

Ages 18 & Up

4th Degree Black Belt students should see an Instructor regarding midterm information. 

 

4th Degree Form Zoom Class from ATA HQ

Printable Sok Bong Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)


Black Belt Workout Videos
(All Black Belt Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 
 

Teens & Adults

White Belts

White Belts earn 6 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt. Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe - Able to perform the required beginner techniques and understands basic Korean commands used in class.

  • Second Stripe - Reciting the Songahm Spirit of Taekwondo at the beginning and end of class. 

  • Third Stripe - Able to perform the first 1/2 of their form independently

  • Fourth Stripe - Able to perform their complete form independently

  • Fifth Stripe - Able to perform one-step sparring drills with an Instructor

  • Sixth Stripe - Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques and weapons techniques. Ready to Test for Orange Belt.

White Belt Form Video (Youtube)

White Belt One-Steps Video (Youtube)

Printable White Belt Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

Teens & Adults

Orange Belts

Orange Belts earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt.  Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and first one-step

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form and all three one-steps

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques and weapons techniques. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Orange Belt Form Video (Youtube)

Orange Belt One-Steps Video (Youtube)

Printable Songahm #2 Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 

Teens & Adults

Yellow Belts

Yellow Belts earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt.  Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and first one-step

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form and all three one-steps

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques and weapons techniques. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Yellow Belt Form Video (Youtube)

Yellow Belt One-Steps Video (Youtube)

Printable Songahm #3 Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 

Teens & Adults

Camo Belts

Camo Belts earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt.  Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and first one-step and demonstrates sparring basic knowledge

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form, all one-steps and demonstrates basic sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Camo Belt Form Video (Youtube)

Camo Belt One-Steps Video (Youtube)

Printable Songahm #4 Form Sheet

 

 

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 

Teens & Adults

Green Belts

Green Belts earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt.  Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and first one-step and demonstrates sparring basic knowledge

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form, all one-steps and demonstrates basic sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Green Belt Form Video (Youtube)

Green Belt One-Steps Video (Youtube)

Printable Songahm #5 Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 

Teens & Adults

Purple Belts

Purple Belts earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt.  Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and demonstrates sparring stamina & speed in techniques

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form and demonstrates intermediate sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Purple Form Video (Youtube)

Printable In Wha #1 Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

 
 

Teens & Adults

Blue Belts

Blue Belts earn 3 stripes on their belt before they Test for their next belt.  Students earn their stripes by demonstrating the requirements below.

  • First Stripe (Learning) - Minimum of 4 classes, able to perform first half of their required form and demonstrates sparring stamina & speed in techniques

  • Second Stripe (Practicing) - Minimum of 8 classes & able to perform their full form and demonstrates intermediate sparring offense & defense strategies.

  • Third Stripe (Testing Approval) - Minimum of 12 classes. Knows all required material including form, one-steps, self-defense techniques, weapons techniques and Test Style Sparring with a partner. Ready to Test for their next belt.

Blue Form Video (Youtube)

Printable In Wha #2 Form Sheet

Additional Training Videos:

Taekwondo Fundamentals Workout Videos
(All Ranks)

Yoga for Martial Artists Videos
(All Belt Ranks)

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