In the Tae Kwon Do Belt System, the progress from White Belt
to Black Belt represents the way of life and nature. Each color stands for a
specific stage of achievement. We realize the essential concept of oriental
philosophy; that what is born must grow, reach maturity, die, and leave
behind the seeds or life of new birth.
Beginning stage. Purity, innocence. No knowledge of Tae Kwon
Represents new growth which appears in spring. Techniques
begin to form.
Energy and Brightness, as from the sun. Maturation as in the
yellowing of grain.
Growth and power soar to higher levels. As a green plant
drives upward to greater heights.
Represents the sky. Continued upward attainment. The stage
where one has to stabilize both mentally and physically.
Blood, life, energy, attention, and control. Maturity,
respect, honor, and perfection of character starts to reflect.
The combination of all colors - Master, Calmness, Dignity,
and Sincerity. Final stage of one's life cycle and the beginning of the