Dan Camp Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the requirements listed for promotion as outlined by the World Tang Soo Do Association, Region 5 also requires that candidates have participated in the annual Dan camp. The number of camps required to be eligible for promotion are as follows:

  • Promotion to Cho Dan: 1 Dan Camp
  • Promotion to E Dan: 2 Dan Camps (since promotion to Cho Dan)
  • Promotion to Sam Dan: 3 Dan Camps (since promotion to E Dan)

If a student is unable to attend a Dan camp, the student must wait an additional testing cycle before being eligible for promotion.

Essay Requirements

Students must write an essay for the Black Belt test. Confirm the essay due date with your instructor. Essay requirements are as follows:

  • Promotion to Cho Dan: 1000 word essay
  • Promotion to E Dan: 2000 word essay
  • Promotion to Sam Dan: 3000 word essay

Fitness Requirements

Students must complete fitness requirements during their test. These requirements include:

  • 3 minutes of jumping rope at 140 bpm
  • 35 pushups
  • 70 sit ups

Board Breaking Requirements

During testing students are required to complete board breaks. Board dimensions are dependent on the student’s age as follows:

  • 13 and under: 1 in x 6 in
  • 14-17: 1 in x 8 in
  • 18 and up: 1 in x 10 in

For further promotion details, please consult your instructor or the World Tang Soo Do Association Dan Manual.

Last Updated 3/11/22