Taekwondo Grading


Kup (coloured belt) gradings are held at the end of each term. Students need to have attended at least 20 training sessions to be considered for a grading. The instructors will advise you if you are ready to try for your next tag or belt. A syllabus and pattern sheet for your grade is available from the instructors. You will need an up to date licence and full uniform in order to grade.


Opportunities are available to participate in sparring or poomse (patterns) competitions at local and national levels. If you are interested in competing, please speak to an instructor as soon as possible. 

            Kup progressions

            10th kup: white belt
            9th kup: yellow tags
            8th kup: yellow belt
            7th kup: green tag
            6th kup: green belt
            5th kup: blue tags
            4th kup: blue belt
            3rd kup: red tag
            2nd kup: red belt
            1st kup: black tags 


"Taegeuk refers to the source of everything in the universe and the universal law in which everything continuously goes through cycles of creation and destruction"

Poomsae (also called Patterns ) are a set sequence of movements that consists of the various fundamental stances, blocks, punches and kicks logically arranged in a meaningful order in response to attacks from multiple imaginary assailants.

Each Poomsae pattern consists of an established sequence of movements which has a philosophical meaning, and each Poomsae has its own character and distinct quality. Poomsae teaches a student balance, technique, coordination and self-discipline.