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Meaning of Belt Colors

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WHITE - Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon Do.

YELLOW - Signifies Earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Tae Kwon Do foundation is being laid.

PURPLE: (same as Yellow)

ORANGE - Signifies the sunrise and opening to receive knowledge.

GREEN - Signifies the spring, starting to grow as the Tae Kwon Do skills begin to develop.

BLUE - Signifies the sky, youth, and ambition.

BROWN: Signifies the earth or mountains and developing a strong foundation.

RED - Represents the sun, its brightness and energy, the physical acts of the individual.

BLACK - Contains all colors, signifying the deepest and most dense knowledge, and the accumulation of all preceding levels in Tae Kwon Do and the maturity.

The above color have not been arbitrarily chosen; they are in fact steeped in tradition. The colors of black, red, and blue denoted the various levels of hierarchy during the Silla dynasty.

Ranks

White.......................10th Gup

Yellow.......................9th Gup

Purple.......................8th Gup

Orange.....................

Green......................

Blue.......................

Brown......................

Red........................

Jr. Black..................

Black (Dan)................