Taekwondo Belt Colours
Taekwondo, like most (if not all) martial arts shows the progression a student is making with the use of different belt colours. As a student progresses through their training and completes different gradings they will be awarded a new belt. The colour of the belt represents a student’s ability. The belt colours are:
10th Kup: White Belt
9th Kup: White Belt / Yellow Tag
8th Kup: Yellow Belt
7th Kup: Yellow Belt / Green Tag
6th Kup: Green Belt
5th Kup: Green Belt / Blue Tag
4th Kup: Blue Belt
3rd Kup: Blue Belt / Red Tag
2nd Kup: Red Belt
1st Kup: Red Belt / Black Tag
1st Degree: Black Belt
Taekwondo Belt Meanings
The colour of each Taekwondo belt also has a meaning. These meanings are:
White Belt: The origin, virgin beginner. It signifies innocence as the student has no knowledge of Taekwondo yet.
Yellow Belt: The Earth, soil. It signifies the foundations of Taekwondo being laid and a plant beginning to sprout roots.
Green Belt: The growth, grass. As the student’s Taekwondo skills begin to develop it signifies the plant starting to grow.
Blue Belt: Reaching for the sky. As the student’s training in Taekwondo moves forward it signifies the plant maturing towards heaven.
Red Belt: The flow of blood, danger. As the student becomes more dangerous with their increasing knowledge it is warning opponents to stay away and for the student to exercise control.
Black Belt: Impervious to darkness and fear. This is opposite to white. It shows the student has matured and become proficient in Taekwondo.