Belt Colors

Meaning of Belt Colors

Yellow Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

Green Signifies the plant’s growth as the Taekwon-Do skills begins to develop.

Blue Signifies the heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

Red Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

Black Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.

White belt
10th grade or gup
Yellow Stripe 9th grade or gup
Yellow Belt
8th grade or gup
Green Stripe 7th grade or gup
Green Belt
6th grade or gup
Blue Stripe 5th grade or gup
Blue Belt 4th grade or gup
Red Stripe 3rd grade or gup
Red Belt
2nd grade or gup
Black Stripe 1st grade or gup
Black belt 1st degree (Dan)

 

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