Grading in TaeKwon-Do is the process by which your instructor decides whether you are ready to move to the next belt rank or degree. To do this, they will typically require that you demonstrate certain skills and knowledge. How do you know if you’re ready to be graded? If you can answer yes to these five questions, it’s time for your grading!
What is grading in TaeKwon-Do?
Grading is process that your instructor uses to determine whether you’re ready to move up in belt rank or degree. This typically involves demonstrating certain skills and knowledge.
How do you know if you’re ready to be graded?
#1: Are you learning new skills and techniques?
#2: Are you learning new forms (Tul)?
#3: Have you learned all of the patterns in your belt rank?
#4: Have you learned all of the kicks in your belt rank?
#5: Is your instructor satisfied with your ability to perform the skills for your belt rank?
How to prepare for your grading?
Do you know the basics of TaeKwon-Do?
Do you know your stances?
Can you demonstrate a variety of kicks?
Are you able to show off your strengths in sparring?
Can you perform self-defence moves required for your grading?
If you can answer yes to these questions, it’s time for your grading! If not, don’t worry. You can still improve and prepare for your grading day.
Now that you’re ready to be graded, learn how to study for your test. Study with flash cards or practice in front of a mirror. Make sure you listen carefully when your instructor is explaining the different techniques. Most importantly, make sure to have fun while learning!
The Grading Process
When you’re ready to be graded, your instructor will typically set up a pre-grading meeting with you to discuss what you need to do. They’ll explain the process and what skills and knowledge they’ll expect of you.
One of the most common grading meetings is called the “pre-grading” where your instructor will go over what belt rank or degree you’re interested in and help you decide if it’s time for their particular style of grading.
After this meeting, your instructor may require that you take extra classes or practice certain skills before they are ready to grade you.
Grading in TaeKwon-Do is an important process to measure the progress and improvement of a student. Grading can also help students to identify what they need to work on in order to reach their goals.