Students are given the opportunity to progress through the belt ranks three times a year (September to June). New students begin at White belt and work their way to Brown belt. In the promotion grading events students' technique, poomsae, self defence and sparring are tested. For each rank there is a minimum time period/ lessons you are required to have trained.
White Belt- 10th KUP White/ Yellow Belt- 9th KUP Yellow Belt- 8th KUP
Yellow/ Orange Belt- 7th KUP Orange Belt- 6th KUP Orange/ Green Belt- 5th KUP
Green Belt- 4th KUP Green/ Blue Belt- 3rd KUP Blue Belt- 2nd KUP
Brown Belt- 1st KUP
Following Brown belt is Black belt 1st Dan or 1st Poom if 14 years old or younger.
Black Belt- 1st DAN
For each promotion you are required to wait a minimum time period e.g.:
1st to 2nd DAN - 1 year
2nd to 3rd DAN- 2 years
and so on, going up to 9th DAN
All members receive a certificate after successfully being promoted, from Kukkiwon (the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea), recognising their belt rank in any Taekwondo club around the world.