The Kukkiwon has authorized the Organizing Committee to provide a Special Senior Promotion test up to 9th Degree in conjunction with a Skip-Dan test. Traditionally, candidates for 8th and 9th Dan are required to travel to Korea and test at the Kukkiwon. This is the 1st time the Kukkiwon is holding 8th and 9th Dan Test outside of the Kukkiwon. The Special Promotion/Skip Dan Promotion test will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Hyatt Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
This testing will be conducted in accordance with Kukkiwon rules, while exercising special flexibility as appropriate. The Organizing Committee will send applicants the required history, terminology, and philosophy materials in advance of the test. Additionally, applicants will be required to videotape their required poomsae and submit it in advance in order to streamline the testing process. For frequently asked questions, please CLICK HERE.
All candidates that take the Special Promotion/Skip Dan Promotion test must also take the Master License Course. All 4th Dan and above candidates who successfully complete the Master License Course will receive a Master Instructor License from the Kukkiwon. 3rd Dan and below who successfully complete the Master License Course will receive a Graduation Certificate only. The Kukkiwon Master License Course has a required training hour total of forty (40) hours. The U.S. Taekwondo Committee is working together with Kukkiwon to ensure the compliance with the training hours required.
Test candidates are required to pay for their own expenses including room and board on Wednesday, June 14th and Thursday, June15th, 2017.
The Organizing Committee will pay for Test Candidates’ hotel room only on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th, 2017 due to the fact that you will be taking the Master Instructor License Course. All test participants will be assigned a roommate. Additionally, all participants will be invited to a formal dinner banquet on Friday June 16th and Saturday June 17th, 2017. These are the only 2 meals that will be provided by the Organizing Committee.
ARRIVAL DATE: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
TEST DATE: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Both receptions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center located at 7800 East Tufts Avenue in Denver, CO 80237. As a participant of the Special Test, each applicant will be invited to attend these 2 dinner receptions.