Our Kuk Sool Won martial art syllabus is one of the most comprehensive and challenging you will find. The training we do is both systematic and difficult, but it is designed in such a way that you progress at a pace that is comfortable for you. The following chart contains the syllabus that every adult will learn leading up to their black belt. The syllabus for children, whilst based on this, is modified so as not to overwhelm younger students.

It is important to understand that each student progresses at their own pace, building upon prior knowledge and skill as they go. What you learn as a beginner may, at first, seem basic but it is this that forms the fundamental basis and foundation of your training, preparing you to advance through rank.

All colour belt testing/grading is carried out within the school and tests are held roughly every 3 months. To be eligible for promotion a student must show a good knowledge, understanding and level of technical skill in the relevant syllabus material, but they must also have a strong training ethic, demonstrate good etiquette in and out of class and maintain a good attendance record at classes.

The table below is a guide of the syllabus for each belt level. However, a number of different aspects form part of EVERY belt level and EVERY test/grading a student will take part in. These include:

  • Yea Eue (Ettiquette)
  • Soo Ki (Hand Strikes)
  • Johk Sool (Kicking Techniques)
  • Ki Cho Jah Ki (Fundamental Exercise “Wringing out” Ki)
  • Nak Bub ( Falling Techniques)
  • Sohn Ppae Ki (Escape from Wrist Grabs)

Jo Kyo Nim (First Dahn) – Junior (Age 12 & Under)


Jo Kyo Nim (First Dahn) – Youth (13-17) & Adults (18+)