The Definition of Belt

 

  • White Belt
    Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

     

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

     

  • Green Belt
    Signifies the plant's growth as Taekwon-Do skills begin to develop.

     

  • Blue Belt
    Signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

     

  • Red Belt
    Signifies Danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

     

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