3rd Dan


Minimum Time Requirement

24 months from last test date

Minimum Age Requirement

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

Tournament/Seminar Requirement

3 tournaments from last test , 2 seminars 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

Teaching Requirement

Candidate needs to be teaching one class on a regular basis with direction or guidance of a 4th Dan or higher.

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 if you found out that you cannot physically do Taekwon-Do anymore? How do you think you can continue to contribute to the Art?”

Sam-Il denotes the historical date of the independence movement of Korea which began throughout the country on March 1, 1919. The 33 movements in the pattern stand for the 33 patriots who planned the movement.
Yoo-Sin is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 A.D., the year Korea was united. The ready posture signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than left side, symbolizing Yoo Sin's mistake of following his Kings' orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation.
Choi-Yong is named after General Choi Yong, premier and commander in chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Koryo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. He was executed by his subordinate commanders headed by general Yi Sung Gae, who later became the first King of the Lee Dynasty.