Evaluation to 8th Gup

Prepare for Rank Advancement

Now that you have completed this course, you may be eligible for rank evaluation and promotion. In order to be eligible to test, please consider the following:

  • You must be a member of the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation or the country organization affiliated with the World Moo Duk Kwan. Acquire US federation membership here.
  • Must consistently train a minimum of two hours per week over the past 3-4 months prior to your last promotion since promotion to 9th Gup and be enrolled in the Digital Dojang Course: White/Orange Belt.

To successfully complete your test, you must:

  1. Submit the Request to Test form through Wasatch Martial Arts, the parent school of the Digital Dojang that is certified under the World Moo Duk Kwan.
  2. Submit a video through the Digital Dojang of you demonstrating the necessary requirements for rank advancement. Your testing requirements can be found at the end of this page.

Your video submission should follow these standards:

  • Demonstration should be in Moo Duk Kwan standard do bok (training uniform)
  • All demonstrations should have the full body from head to toe in view
  • You must have sufficient space to properly demonstrate each movement without the need for excessive shuffling.
  • All basics should be done on both the right and left side of the body.
  • In forms, one steps and wrist grabs, announce the name of what you are doing and then perform. For example, state "Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu" before performing that form.
  • One steps, wrist grabs, free sparring and board breaking will require a partner.

Testing Format:

Bow towards the camera.

Move into Jhoon Bee (ready position)

Perform the following basic techniques, at least 3 reps, turn, and then 3 more reps as you see in the line basics video in the "Soo Gi: Hand Techniques" section of this course:

  • Soo Do Mahkee – (Knife-hand Block)
  • Ahnesu Pahkuro Mahkee – (Inside to Outside Block)
  • Pakesu Ahnuro Mahkee (Outside to Inside Block)
  • Sang Dan Kong Kyuk, Teul Oh Choong Dan Kong Kyuk (High Punch, reverse center punch)

Perform the following kicking techniques, at least 3 reps on each leg. On one side, demonstrate facing the camera. On the other side, face to the side of the camera for a side profile. Remember to start in Jhoon Bee, step back into the proper stance for kicking (Bal Cha Gi Jhoon Bee). Ki hap on the last rep on each side of the body. When done, step back into Ba Ro.

  • Dullryo Cha Gi (Roundhouse Kick)

From the Jhoon Bee position, state each of the forms below and then demonstrate:

  • Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu
  • Ki Cho Hyung E Bu

Once completed, from the Jhoon Bee position, come to attention (Charyut) and bow towards the camera. Say Kahmsahamnida (thank you), and yell "Soo Bahk!"

Example on how to demonstrate the kicking portion of your evaluation

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