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On this page you will find files in the form of grading test forms which will gives the syllabus for Kuk Sool & Kuk Sool Hapkido, for all grades up to 1st Dahn Black Belt for various age groups.
At first glance the list of techniques, kicks, forms etc. may seem huge, but please remember that we learn it one step at a time.
Also remember that as you progress through the syllabus, you will find that many of the techniques and moves you have previous learned will be refined and given new names, or appear in a slightly different way in a new form. For this reason it is vital that you practice ALL of your skills regularly, particularly the foundation level. By doing so you will find that you automatically improve the more advanced skills even before you have learnt the techniques!.
The age groupings are as follows:
Junior = Aged 12 or under at the time of promotion to 1st Dahn
Youth = Aged 13 to 15 at the time of promotion
Senior = Aged 16 or over at the time of promotion
Please note that if it is likely that at the time of your possible promotion you will be in the next age group, then it is wize to be tested at that level through all your coloured belts. This will avoid a situation where you have to spend several weeks or months "catching up" to the next age group.
Once a Junior student reaches 1st Dahn they are awarded a 1st Dahn Certificate and a Junior Black Belt, which has a red stripe running down the centre of one side. They may then start learning the rest of the Youth syllabus and test again to reach 1st Dahn Youth level when they will be awarded a second certificate and a new "solid" Black Belt. The Youth Black Belt will be embroidered in red, ratyher than gold, to signify the age difference. Alternatively they may opt to wait and test for a Senior rank once they have reached the age of 16. We do not issue 2nd dahn certification to students under the age of 16 as we do not believe that they would be able to perform to the required level or understand the material properly.
"A Journey of a thouzand miles begins with but a single step"