White signifies a birth, or beginning, of a seed. A white belt student
is a beginner searching for knowledge of the Art.
Yellow signifies the first beam of sunlight which shines upon the seed
giving it new strength with the beginning of new life.
A yellow belt student is given his/her first ray of knowledge,
opening his mind, from an instructor.
Green signifies the growth of the seed as it sprouts from
the earth reaching toward the sun and begins to grow into a plant.
A green belt student learns to further develop and refine
Blue signifies the blue sky as the plant continues to grow toward it.
A blue belt student moves up higher in rank just as the plant grows
The light feeds the plant so it can continue to grow.
The student is fed additional knowledge of the Art in order for his/her
body and mind continue to grow and develop.
Red signifies the red-hot heat of the Sun as the plant
continues growing toward it. A red belt student is higher in
he/she acquires more detailed knowledge and, just as the plant
grows slowly toward the Sun, so the red belt student
learns to be more cautious as his/her knowledge and
physical abilities increase.
W.T.F. Taekwondo requires that one has to be 16 years old to
get a black belt. If younger, you get a Poom, which can be replaced
by a black-belt when passed the age of 16. The requirements are the same
as for the black-belt.
Black signifies the darkness beyond the Sun. A black belt seeks
new knowledge of the Art. As he/she begins to teach others,
he/she begins planting new seeds, his/her students,
many of which will take root deep into the Art,
blossom and grow through the ranks in a
never-ending process of self-growth, knowledge,