Well, here's a summary of my original Tae Kwon Do career. My instructor through all of this was Chris Lane (sorry, I forget his formal ranks but he had multiple degrees in both Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do). All tests were given by Master Nam K. Hyong.
BELT RANK DATE AWARDED ---- ---- ------------ White 10th Gup December 1978 Yellow 9th Gup February 10, 1979 Gold 8th Gup April 10, 1979 Orange 7th Gup June 16, 1979 Green 6th Gup August 18, 1979 Blue 5th Gup October 20, 1979 Purple 4th Gup December 1, 1979 Brown 3rd Gup January 25, 1980 Red I 2nd Gup April 26, 1980 Red II 1st Gup June 28, 1980 Red/Black Provisional October 18, 1980 (9th Birthday) Black 1st Dan October 9, 1982 May 12, 1979 - (age 7) - 1st Place, Central AAU Sparring Contest Mini-Pee-Wee Lightweight Beginner Division (ages 7-8) April 19, 1980 - (age 8) - 3rd Place, Central AAU Sparring Contest Mini-Pee-Wee Lightweight Advanced Division (ages 8-10) June 28, 1981 - (age 9) - Central AAU Junior Olympic Qualification 1st Place - 8-9 year old Black Belt Division (Sparring) 2nd Place - 10-11 year old Black Belt Division (Poomsae) August 21, 1982 - (age 10) - National Junior Olympics 4th Place - 10-11 year old Black Belt Division (Poomsae)
And I haven't done much since. :( Yes, I really was only 10 years old when I received my black belt. Currently, I'm working out with Sung Lee Tae Kwon Do here on campus. Regaining my flexibility, technique, etc. after more than a decade is quite a challenge, let me tell you.
I originally learned the Tae Keuk series of poomsae and a few from the Palgae series. Now I'm working to re-learn all of Tae Keuk, learn Palgae, and learn the series that is taught in Sung Lee, which I'm unsure of the name. Hwa-rang is one of the poomsaes in that series, if that helps... Having a great time doing it too! If you have any questions about Sung Lee Tae Kwon Do, PLEASE feel free to ask.