The requirements for promotion to a higher belt at Houston Center for Taekwondo are posted and available at the school. Keep in mind that these are minimum requirements; promotion greatly depends on each student’s technique. When the instructors feel a student is prepared to test for promotion, they will let the student know.
Periodically, the instructor will check to see if a student knows the requirements for the next belt. If the requirements are mastered, students may receive strips on their belt. One strip is for patterns, another is for kicking practice, four-direction and kicking skill, and the third strip indicates that they have met all of the requirements for the next best test.