The colors of the belts in Tae Kwon-Do represent a variety of things, on many levels. They are not randomly selected. White, yellow, green, blue, red and black the six colors of the Tae Kwon-Do belts.
The colors have not been arbitrarily selected. They are in fact, steeped in tradition. The colors of black, red and blue denote the various levels of hierarchy during the Koguryo and Silla Dynasties, writes General Choi in the Encyclopedia of Tae Kwon-Do. They tell a symbolic story.
- Black signifies no fear of the dark side.
- Red signifies danger. The student knows enough to seriously damage an opponent but may not have the self-control.
- Blue signifies that your training is reaching towards the infinite sky.
- Green signifies that Tae Kwon-Do is growing inside you.
- Yellow signifies the warmth of the sun is growing the seed of Tae Kwon-Do.
- White signifies Innocence.
Belt Progression Details
The belt progression chart outlines all of the belts in our curriculum and how students progress from one program to another. The number of classes required and time spent at each belt level is important for students to understand. Enjoy the journey!