Below we have listed by belt rank the Essay question needed to promote to your next belt level and a link to download a copy
All Belt Ranks – No essay required for promoting to next level Intent to Promote sheet only
Children – 7 to 12
White and White w/ yellow stripe – No essay required for promoting to next level Intent to Promote sheet only
Children, Teens and Adults
To download a PDF copy of the essay click on the appropriate belt rank next to each belt color
Yellow belt 8th Gup Essay
What do the words “Black Belt” mean to you?
Please give two examples of people you think are Black Belts.
Yellow w/ green or Yellow w/ Black tip stripe belt 7th Gup Essay
Why is Courtesy the first tenet of Taekwondo? What are the “Tenets of Taekwondo“
Green belt 6th Gup Essay
How would you build or make a more peaceful world?
Green w/ Blue or Green w/ Black tip stripe belt 5th Gup Essay
You Know what the Tenets of Taekwondo are. Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and an Indomitable Spirit. If you could have only one of these Tenet which one would it be, and why?
Blue belt 4th Gup Essay
Your friend is quitting Taekwondo. Write the dialog that you and he/she would have as you try and convince them to not quite. What Tenets of TKD would you use in your conversation?
Blue w/ Red or Blue w/ Black tip stripe 3rd Gup Essay
Whether you are at school or at work what would “Having a Black Belt Attitude” mean? Please give an example. What is your definition of Black Belt Excellence? Please give an example.
Red belt 2nd Gup Essay
What do the words Black Belt mean to you? What do you think the qualities of a good teacher or instructor is?
Red w/ Black or Red w/ Black tip stripe 1st Gup Essay
How has Taekwondo helped you in the following areas Personally, Work or School, Friends, Family Please give an example for each area.
Red/Black belt 50/50 Poome belt Poome Belt Essay
The Definition of Black Belt is: “Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Tae kwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear”. What does this definition mean to you? Outline your next 5 years in Tae kwon-Do.