Curriculum

Color Belt

The following are the requirments for color belt promotion.

Gup Belt Requirements Physical Fitness Ki Test Timeframe
9th Yellow Ssangsoo Form 1
Short Form 1
Youth - 8 push ups
Adult - 12 push ups
Breathing Exercises
Paper Cutting Straight Cut
2 months
8th Orange Ssangsoo Form 2, 3
Short Form 2,3
Youth - 12 push ups
Adult - 16 push ups
Paper Cutting Cross Cut 2 months
7th Green Ssangsoo Form 4, 5
Short Form 4,5
Youth - 16 push ups
Adult - 20 push ups
Paper Cutting 2 Months
6th Blue Ssangsoo Form 6, 7
Short form 6,7
Youth - 16 push ups
Adult - 20 push ups
Snuff 1 Candle 2 Months
5th Purple Ssangsoo Form 8, 9
Short Form 8,9
Youth - 12 push ups w/fist
Adult - 20 push ups w/fist
Youth - Snuff 1 candle
Adult - Snuff 2 candles
2 Months
4th Brown Ssangsoo Form 10, 11
Short Form 10, 11
Youth - 8 push ups w/5 fingers
Adult - 16 push ups w/5 fingers
Youth - Snuff 2 candle
Adult - Snuff 3 candles
2 Months
3rd Red Ssangsoo Form 12 (part 1,2,3,4)
Short Form 12
Youth - 12 push ups w/5 fingers
Adult - 20 push ups w/5 fingers
Youth - Snuff 2 candle
Adult - Snuff 4 candles
2 Months
2nd Red/Back Shimsang 1,2 Youth - 16 push ups w/5 fingers
Adult - 16 push ups w/4 fingers
Youth - Snuff 3 candle
Adult - Snuff 5 candles
2 Months
1st Pretest Shimsang 3,4 Youth - 16 push ups w/5 fingers
Adult - 16 push ups w/4 fingers
Youth - Snuff 3 candle
Adult - Snuff 5 candles
2 Months
1 Dan   Shimsang 1,2,3,4 Youth - 20 push ups  w/5 fingers
Adult - 16 push ups w/3 fingers
Yout - 3 Snuff Candles
Adult - 5 Snuff Candles
         - Break Board w/sword
2 Month

Full Curriculum - to 9th Dan

The Haidong Gumdo curriculum includes three categories: Forms, One Step Sparring, and Cutting. To achieve 9th Dan, the following must be mastered.

FORMS
Gumbup
SPARRING
Kyukum
CUTTING
Baegee
  • Ssangsoo 1-12
  • Shimsang 1-4
  • Yedo 1-9
  • Bonkuk 1-7
  • Jangbaek 1-7
  • Eumyang 1-7
  • Takeuk 1-7
  • Haidong 1-7
  • Ssangum 1-7
  • Kibondongjack 1-5
  • Kibonkyukum 1-12
  • Yaksok 1-12
  • Kyojun 1-7
  • Jayu Kyukum
  • Kyungki Kyukum
  • 1:1 Kyukum
  • 1:2 Kyukum
  • 1:3 Kyukum
  • Candle Snuff
  • Paper
  • Object
  • Throw
  • Bamboo
  • Straw
  • Blind-fold
  • Combination
  • Free Style