Orderly system of promotion is part of every martial arts. The color of the belt in Taekwon-Do indicates the level of acquired knowledge. Upon successful completion of the prescribed tests for each level of the pupil receives a diploma and the right to wear the belt color, indicating a higher level of knowledge.
|White belt||10. KUP||Begineer|
|White belt with yellow dash||9. KUP||Lower belt|
|Yellow belt||8. KUP||Lower belt|
|Yellow belt with green dash||7. KUP||Lower belt|
|Green belt||6. KUP||Lower belt|
|Green belt with blue dash||5. KUP||Lower belt|
|Blue belt||4. KUP||Higher belt|
|Blue belt with red dash||3. KUP||Higher belt|
|Red belt||2. KUP||Higher belt|
|Red belt with black dash||1. KUP||Higher belt|
|Black belt||I. DAN||Master|
|Black belt +||II. DAN and higher||Master|
Meaning of each color:
White belt: Means innocence, a student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do, tree roots, where it all starts.
Yellow belt: It represents the earth from which a plant sprouts and root in it, when the disciple mastered the essentials of Taekwon-Do.
Green belt: Indicates growth, a student begins to develop Taekwon-Do skills and plants grow from the earth.
Blue belt: It means the color of sky against which the plant grows into a large tree, where knowledge of Taekwon-Do progresses.
Red belt: It indicates danger, first and foremost pupil draws attention to the self control and the opponent on danger.
Black belt: The opposite of white, indicating both mental maturity, sensitivity to fear and darkness and management of Taekwon-Do.