The Belt System

White: Represents the INNOCENCE of the beginner who does not yet have any knowledge of Taekwondo.

Yellow: Represents the EARTH in which the seed of Taekwondo is planted, symbolising a student’s latent abilities.

Green: Represents a GROWING SHOOT, symbolising the student’s abilities as they start to develop.

Blue: Represents the HEAVENS or SKY towards which the shoot is reaching, as the student attempts to reach beyond competence to excellence.

Red: Represents DANGER, a warning to the student to excercise self-control and for opponents to beware.

Black: Represents MATURITY, the opposite of the innocence of the White Belt.