ATA Tigers

Turtle through Cheeri Belts

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Beginner Tigers earn 6 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.

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ATA Tigers

Lion thru Baron Belts

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Advanced Tigers earn 6 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.

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White, orange & yellow Belts

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Color Belt Students earn 6 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.

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camo, green & PURPLE belts

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Color Belts earn 6 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.

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BLUE, Brown & RED Belts

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Color Belts earn 6 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.

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Red/black

Belts

First Degree Black Belt Recommended

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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)

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

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • Self Defense - Conflict Resolution (Bullies) & Personal Protection (Self Defense)

  • Form - Choong Jung Poomse #2A

  • Board Break - Kick of their choice

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

Single Bahng Mahng EE Midterm: (SBME #1)

  • BME #1 - Students must proficiently demonstrate all 9 Bahng Mahng EE disarm techniques with a partner.

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • Self Defense - Conflict Resolution (Bullies) & Personal Protection (Self Defense)

  • Form - Choong Jung Poomse #2B

  • Board Break - Hand Technique of their choice

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

Rank Testing:

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

  • Sparring - 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds

  • Board Breaks - Hand Technique & a Kick, successfully break both boards with their required techniques within 3 attempts

 

Red/Black Belt Youtube Practice at Home Video Playlist

Printable Choong Jung #2 Form Sheet

 

1st degree black belts

First Degree Black Belt Decided

All Ages

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1st Degree Black Belt Decided students earn 8 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 8 stars are eligible to test for their Second Degree Black Belt Decided 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, the required portion of Shim Jun, one board break, self defense and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.​ 
     

  • Single Bahng Mahng EE First Half Midterm: (SBME #3A) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the first half of the Black Belt Single Bahng Mahng EE form as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds, the required portion of Shim Jun, one board break, self defense and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.​ 
     

  • Midrange Jahng Bong First Half Midterm: (JBMR #3A) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the first half of Black Belt Jahng Bong form as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds, the required portion of Shim Jun, one board break, self defense and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.​ 
     

  • Midrange Jahng Bong Second Half Midterm: (JBMR #3B) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the second half of Black Belt Jahng Bong form as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds, the required portion of Shim Jun, one board break, self defense and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.
     

  • 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, the required portion of Shim Jun, one board break, self defense and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.​  
     

  • Oh Sung Do Midterm: (OSD #3) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the Oh Sung Do sword form as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds, the required portion of Shim Jun, one board break, self defense and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.​   
     

  • Ssahng Nat Midterm: (SN #1A) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the  Ssahng Nat Counts 1-6 as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds, the required portion of Shim Jun, one board break, self defense and their BBC or LP Weapon for the cycle.
     

  • Ssahng Nat Midterm: (SN #1B) - Students must proficiently demonstrate the  Ssahng Nat Counts 7-12 as well as 2 Test Style Sparring Rounds, the required portion of Shim Jun, one board break, self defense 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

    • Self Defense

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

    • Black Belt Club or Leadership Weapon

 

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

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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 2 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. (PLEASE NOTE: ATA does note permit students to wear this belt at Tournaments. Students must wear a plain black belt instead of their red lettered belt. By the end of 2022, we will have phased out this rank to allow students to progress from 1st Degree directly to 2nd Degree Decided (gold letters) so there will be no Tournament confusion.)

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

  • Self Defense - Conflict Resolution (Bullies) & Personal Protection (Self Defense)

  • Form - Required portion of Shim Jun

  • 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

  • Self Defense - Conflict Resolution (Bullies) & Personal Protection (Self Defense)

  • Form - required portion of Shim Jun

  • 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

  • Self Defense - Conflict Resolution (Bullies) & Personal Protection (Self Defense)

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

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

 

2nd Degree Recommended 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

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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 2/3 separate midterms. Students will also complete 1/3 of their rank form, self defense, board break and sparring with each midterm.

  • 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 #3A / SN #3B / SN #3C- Ssahng Nat Form

  • GD #1 - Gum Do Sword Basics

  • GD #3A / #3B / #3C - Gum Do Sword Form

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

  • JM #1A / JM #1B / 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

Printable Double Bahng Mahng EE Poomse Worksheet

 

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

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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. Students will also perform 1/3 of their rank form, board break, self defense & sparring with each midterm.

  • JBLR #1 - Long Range Jahng Bong Weapon Counts

  • JBLR #3 - Long Range Jahng Bong Form

  • 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

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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)