Testing for Black belt 3rd degree started long ago, before I passed my first promotion test for a yellow belt. Each level and each Black belt test has left its own impression with me, each with its own quality.
Taekwondo, as in most martial arts, when practiced properly is a non-aggressive ethical form of self-defense.
With humble beginnings well over 1000 years ago, it has become renowned internationally as one of the more successful and more popular forms of martial arts. Those practicing taekwondo learn both physical and mental discipline. They are physically fit and if need be, they can defend themselves. Not only is taekwondo a combat sport, it’s also a way of life.
Taekwondo belts are a sign of recognition that a person has achieved a certain rank when learning this branch of marital arts. Some instructors provide the belt for their students, but many have the student’s fork over the money each time they take a test for a belt.
Requirements for obtaining a Black Belt at Yoo’s Martial Arts include memorizing 18 different kicking combinations (approx. 2 per belt).
Self-Development, Self-Motivation, Self-Defense, and Good Health
The philosophy of Taekwondo is founded on the universal need to build a more peaceful world. In order to do this effectively, the philosophy begins at the root- the individual. Consequently, the taekwondo philosophy gives special attention to self-development, self-motivation, self-defense, and good health. The art of taekwondo endeavors to cultivate a culture of positive attitude among taekwondo practitioners. However, in order for one to reap from the advantageous philosophy of Taekwondo, one must vividly comprehended that the study takes long. Additionally commitment and diligence are two important traits that will help in attaining the crown jewel of the Taekwondo philosophy- the proper mental discipline.