15 - Blue Belt
Congratulations on earning your 5th kup (Blue) belt in Tae Kwon Do. The blue belt signifies the sky towards which the plant reaches as it grows. You are now beginning the second half of your training on the way to your black belt.
15.1 - What You Will Learn in Blue Belt
As a Blue belt, you will continue to refine the techniques you have learned to this point.
You will learn three additional Poom Se: Palgwe O Jang, Pyung An Sa Dan and Tae Guek Sa Jang. As usual, these forms are in addition to the sixteen forms you have already learned. You must continue to develop the white belt through 2nd green belt forms.
You will learn three additional self-defense techniques.
15.2 - The Blue Belt Examination
To pass the examination for your 2nd blue belt, you will have to perform the following nineteen forms:
The white, yellow, second yellow, green and second green belt forms should be well developed; the Blue belt forms should be crisp and precise — mistake free.
You will have to identify the 14 Hangul consonants and the 21 Hangul vowels; you will have to indicate which vowels are simple, which are derived vowels, and which are compound vowels. You will detail each compound vowel's origins.You will read, from the Hangul, all twenty eight form names.
All self-defense techniques will be demonstrated; as will all takedown techniques.
15.3 - Specific Information For Blue Belts
15.3.1 - Blocks learned during Blue belt training
15.3.2 - Self-Defense techniques learned during Blue belt