Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control, and warning the opponent to stay away.
Black is the opposite to white. Therefor signifying maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. Also signifying the wearers imperviousness to darkness and fear.
Grading Requirements 

(at the discretion of the examiner; not in any particular order)

This is your Black Belt Grading, so expect it to be more rigorous than before.

Please remember that anything from previous gradings may also be required by the Examiner

Patterns (Tul)

  • Choong-Moo. 30 movements.
  • All previous Tul

Linework

  • As requested by Examiner - techniques from previous gradings

Pre-Arranged Sparring

No.4

Attack: Right high turning kick landing in a left L ready stance, step forward forming a left
fixed stance ~ left middle punch.

Defence: Right leg back forming a right L stance ~ left high outer forearm block, step the left
leg back forming a left L stance ~ right middle inward outer forearm block.

Counter Attack: Left middle knee turning kick landing in left L ready stance.

No.5

Attack: Step forwards forming a right walking stance ~ right middle punch, left low side
piercing kick landing in a right L ready stance.

Defence: Left leg back forming a right walking stance ~ right hooking block, step the right leg
back forming a right L stance ~ left outer forearm downward block.

Counter Attack: Slip the left leg into a left walking stance ~ right high elbow strike.

  • 1 step advanced sparring (Ilbo Matsoki)
  • Semi-Free sparring (Ban Jayo Matsoki)
  • Free sparring (Jayo Matsoki)
  • 2 v 1 free sparring
  • Self Defence

Destruction

See ITF Destruction guidelines.

Usually 1 hand technique both sides, and 2 kicks both sides

Theory

Black Belt theory test must have been passed before grading.

An essay will be required - the subject will be provided.

Theory questions may be asked by Examiner.

QuestionAnswer
Pattern Meaning & Number of Moves
Meaning of Black Belt
Korean for FlyingTwimyo
Korean for Knifehand high front strikeSonkal nopunde ap taerigi
Korean for Reverse knifehand high front strikeSonkal dung nopunde ap taerigi
Korean for Outer forearm inwards blockBakat palmok anuro makgi
Korean for X-knifehand checking blockKyocha sonkal momchau makgi
Korean for Twin palm upwards blockSang sonbadak ollyo makgi
Korean for flying side piercing kickTwimyo you cha jirugi
List the parts of the Theory of Power, being able to explain the principles of each part

Choong-Moo - 30 moves

CHOONG-MOO was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Lee Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality, checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king.

Ready Posture – PARALLEL READY STANCE
1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a twin knife-hand block.
2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high front strike to B with the right knife-hand and bring the left back hand in front of the forehead.
3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.
4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a high thrust to A with the left flat finger tip.
5. Move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
6. Turn the face to C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C.
7. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
8. Lower the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
9. Execute a flying side piercing kick to D with the right foot soon after moving it to D and then land to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
10. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E at the same time executing a low block to E with the left forearm.
11. Extend both hands upward as if to grab the opponent’s head while forming a left walking stance toward E, slipping the left foot.
12. Execute an upward kick to E with the right knee pulling both hands downward.
13. Lower the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F while executing a high front strike to F with the right reverse knife-hand, bringing the left back hand under the right elbow joint.
14. Execute a high turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to the left foot.
15. Execute a middle back piercing kick to F with the left foot. Perform 14 and 15 in a fast motion.
16. Lower the left foot to F forming a left L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with the forearm.
17. Execute a middle turning kick to DE with the left foot.
18. Lower the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to C forming a right fixed stance toward C while executing a U-shape block toward C.
19. Jump and spin around counter clockwise, landing on the same spot to form a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand.
20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C at the same time executing a low thrust to C with the right upset fingertip.
21. Execute a side back strike to D with the right back fist and a low block to C with the left forearm while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.
22. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle thrust to C with the right straight finger tip.
23. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward B while executing a high block to B with the left double forearm.
24. Move the right foot to B forming a sitting stance toward C while executing a middle front block to C with the right forearm and then a high side strike to B with the right back fist.
25. Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the right foot turning counter clockwise and then lower it to A.
26. Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the left foot turning clockwise.
27. Lower the left foot to A and then execute a checking block to B with an X-knife-hand while forming a left L-stance toward B pivoting with the left foot.
28. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing an upward block to B with a twin palm.
29. Move the left foot on line AB and then execute a rising block with the right forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A.
30. Execute a middle punch to A with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward A.
END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture.

Reproduced from Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self Defense)
also known as “The Condensed Encyclopedia.
Fifth Edition 1999, All rights reserved
Copyright 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1999 General Choi, Hong Hi.