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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.


White Belt

Beginning stage. Purity, innocence. No knowledge of Tae Kwon Do.


Orange Belt

Represents new growth which appears in spring. Techniques begin to form.


Yellow Belt

Energy and Brightness, as from the sun. Maturation as in the yellowing of grain.


Green Belt

Growth and power soar to higher levels. As a green plant drives upward to greater heights.


Blue Belt

Represents the sky. Continued upward attainment. The stage where one has to stabilize both mentally and physically.


Red Belt

Blood, life, energy, attention, and control. Maturity, respect, honor, and perfection of character starts to reflect.


Black Belt

The combination of all colors - Master, Calmness, Dignity, and Sincerity. Final stage of one's life cycle and the beginning of the next.


Tae Kwon Do is the name of the martial art which has been independently developed over about 20 centuries in Korea. The main feature of Tae Kwon Do is that it is a free-fighting combat art using one's bare hands and feet to repel an opponent. [More]

It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For the student who wishes to train in Tae Kwon Do, that step is respect. It is the step which begins the training journey, and which will accompany him throughout his progress as student. [More]
Early Koreans developed unique martial art forms for unarmed self defense to complement their skills with weapons.  The first recorded evidence of what was to become modern Tae Kwon Do is found about two thousand years ago.   A mural painting depicting figures practicing martial arts techniques was found in a tomb [More]
Ji Do Kwan SymbolThe Ji Do Kwan symbol depicts a roly-poly circled within a water lily flower. Although simple in appearance, each element represents multiple aspects of the spirit and philosophy of Ji Do Kwan. [More]
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