Testing Requirement for White to Yellow


Gold Tree Martial Arts Two StudetnsFocus:  Learning the basic blocks, punches, and kicks as well as beginning to fall and roll. The grabs support the concept of center rotation, weight loading the opponent, positing feet for proper power direction, and relaxed full body movement.


  • Straight wrists grab “Across the Slot”
  • Cross wrists grab “Over the Slot”
  • Straight wrists grab “Roll up Palm Press Takedown” with inner arm press
  • Cross wrists grab “Roll up Palm Press Takedown” with elbow break
  • Straight wrists grab “Up the Slot”
  • Cross wrists grab “Up the Slot” with elbow strike


  • Front with walking
  • Relaxed working with walking
  • Horse


  • Front
  • Round
  • Step behind Side

Hand Strikes

  • Straight Punch
  • Side Punch
  • Back First
  • Hammer Fist


  • Hammer Fist
  • Front Kick

Blocks  – Circular – In/In, Out/Out, In/Out, Out/In


  • Side from Standing
  • Front from Standing
  • Back from Standing

Rolls – Front from Knee

Counters  – Straight punch and hooking punch, “hand sparring” with four circular blocks

Pressure Points  Pericardium P4, P5, P6 and Lung LU6 forearm for “Up the Slot” grab

Terminology       Attention, Bow, Bow to Flags, Bow to Instructor, Bow to Master, Bow to Grandmaster, Ready Position, Stop, Return to Ready Position, Relax


What is Hapkido?  –  Martial self-defense art that uses punches, kick, joint locks, and throws

What Nationality is its foundation? Korea

Three concepts methods to the art:

  1. Harmony or non resistant to an attacker. Do not meet force with force.
  2. Circle based movements to generate power for striking or deflecting an opponent.
  3. Water or non resistant flow around the opponent

 Belt Rankings

  • Black First Degree
  1. Brown with stripe
  2. Brown
  3. Purple with stripe
  4. Purple
  5. Blue with stripe
  6. Blue
  7. Green
  8. Orange
  9. Yellow
  10. White