Master Yun has tentatively scheduled the dates for the next TaeKwonDo black belt test to be Saturday, December 19, 11am. The HapKiDo black belt test will be held sometime in January.
It’s too early to know which candidates will be allowed to take the black belt test as the students have been taking bow black classes with Master Yung to refine their kicks and forms. The bow black belt is the belt below the first degree black belt.
Black belt tests are only held every six months, June and December. The black belt test at BeRyong is a grueling test of skill and endurance. Students must perform all of their kicks and forms; spar; break lots of boards; do hundreds of push-ups, site-ups and squats, and whatever else Master Yun has in store for them. Black belt tests only vaguely resemble regular belt tests and they are 3-5 hours long, depending on how long it takes the students to finish all the requirements.
In the next few weeks, we’ll post tips for preparing for a black belt test. Good luck to all the bow blacks preparing to take the black belt test in December!