The Red Stripe (3rd Grade)

Congratulations on achieving your Red Stripe!  With each level you are getting closer and closer to black belt.

Always remember that junior students are looking at you as their role models / leaders.  They see your rank, they respect your skills but they have no idea what you went through to get this far.

For this reason we want to remind you to train hard and set a good example.  Students will copy you more than you know.

To start, please watch the intro video:


Want a copy of the Red Stripe Requirements?  Download it below.

03rd Grade (pdf)


Test Criteria

Training Requirements

In order to test from Red Stripe to the Red Belt, you will need to accomplish the following:

Children (6 to 11 Years Old)-

07- Months of training

60- Attended Classes

Teens & Adults (ages 12 & up)-

06- Months of training

60- Attended Classes

Additional Requirements

You will need to participate in the following events before grading for Red Belt (2nd Grade):

01 - Competition

01 - Seminar

Students are now required to maintain their membership with the Original Taekwon-Do Federation America (OTFA).  This is a $50 fee per year.

Cost of Testing - $50

Test Composition

The Written Test


The written test is the first stage of testing.  It comprises of questions from your Taekwon-Do knowledge.  It is important to study your booklets / hand-outs as well as attend classes.


The Physical Test


Upon completion of your written test, each student must undergo a physical test.  Each Physical Test is comprised of Running, Jump Rope, Push-ups, Sit-ups, squats and speed kicks.


The Technical Test


After completing the Written Test and the Physical Test, students move on to go through the technical test.  This section is comprised of Fundamentals, Kicking Drills, Patterns, Sparring, Self-Defense and Breaking.

More Information

Red Stripe Written Test

Here below are a couple of Practice Tests.  This is a sample test that you can use to study for your testing.

Files coming soon.

Red Stripe Physical Test


Cardio & Coordination

To complete this portion of the Physical Test, each student must complete the following:

10 minutes of jogging

10 minutes of jump rope

03 minutes of sprinting


Strength & Conditioning

To complete this portion of the Physical Test, each student must complete the following:

45 proper Push-ups

45 proper Sit-ups

45 deep knee bends

20 tuck jumps


Speed & Accuracy

To complete this portion of the Physical Test, each student must complete the following:

25 Speed Front Snap Kicks (each leg)

25 Speed Turning Kicks (each leg)

25 Speed Side Piercing Kick (each leg)

25 Speed Reverse Hooking Kicks (each leg)

Red Stripe Technical Test


Fundamental Movements

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