(do not presume that just because you have done a number of sessions that you will automatically be grading)
10th /9th kup = 20 lessons
8th / 7th kup = 25 lessons (sparring advised)
6th / 5th kup = 30 lessons + 3 sparring
4th / 3rd kup = 45 lessons + 6 sparring
2nd kup = 50 lessons + 6 sparring
1st kup = 50 lessons + 6 sparring + 3 area black belt sessions
Preoccupation with advancement is a manifestation of the self-important ego,and that is something the practice of Tae Kwon-Do attempts to suppress; it is only when the ego is diminished that you can truly behave without self-interest that your skills will truly develop.
THE FOLLOWING POINTS SHOULD DE CONSIDERED WHEN
Patterns should begin and end on the same spot. This will indicate the performers accuracy.
Correct posture and facing must be maintained at all times.
Muscles of the body should be tensed or relaxed at the proper critical moments in the pattern.
The pattern should be performed in a rhythmic movement with the absence of stiffness.
Each pattern should be accelerated or decelerated according to instructions.
Each pattern should be perfected before moving to the next.
Students should know the purpose of each movement.
Students should perform each movement with realism.