Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

Belt Colors


There are six specific belt colors in the martial art of Taekwon-Do: white, yellow, green, blue, red, and black. The student begins studying Taekwon-Do as a White Belt and progresses to achieve a Black Belt when he/she has established a solid foundation for learning the techniques of Taekwon-Do.

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      The significance of each color of belt are as follows:
 
 

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White Belt - Signifies innocence, meaning that of a
     beginning student who has no previous knowledge
     of Taekwon-Do.
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Yellow Belt - Signifies the earth from which a plant 
     sprouts and takes root as the student’s foundation
     of Taekwon-Do is being laid.
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Green Belt - Signifies the plant's growth as 
     the student’s
Taekwon-Do skills begin
     to develop.
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Blue Belt - Signifies the heaven, towards which 
     the plant matures into a towering tree, as the 
     student’s training in Taekwon-Do progresses.
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Red Belt -  Signifies danger, cautioning the
     student
to exercise control and warning 
     the opponent to stay away.
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Black Belt - Opposite of white, therefore signifying maturity
     and proficiency in Taekwon-Do, also indicates the
     student’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.



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