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Color and Meaning of  the Belts


  • 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 Tae Kwon Do foundation is being laid.

  •   GREEN

  • Signifies the plant's growth as the Tae Kwon Do skill begins to develop.

  •   BLUE

  • Signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon 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 Tae Kwon Do. Black also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear.