1st Dan


Minimum Time Requirement

6 months from last test date

Minimum Age Requirement

11 years old
Exceptions may be allowed with approval by Master Jue

Tournament/Seminar Requirement

1 tournament from last test , 1 seminar from last test (if available)

Physical requirements

3 mile run completed in 30 minutes

100 of each - pushups, squat thrusts, sit ups, completed in another 30 minutes

Community Service & Assistance Requirements

See above requirements

Thesis / resume

Must be typed, approximately 1-1/2 pages long, and emailed to juestkd@juestkd.com by the application due date.

Topic of paper: “What has been the motivation for you to want to become a black belt? Has there been any memorable moments in your training that has either inspired you, or caused you to wonder if this was a path you wanted to pursue? Describe.”

Kwang-Gae is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A.
Po-Eun is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics.
Ge-Baek is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline.