Tae Kwon Do Belt Colors
Meaning of Belt Colors
White Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon Do.
Yellow Signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as Tae Kwon Do foundation is being laid.
Orange Signifies the student’s perseverance in working towards his or her goals. This form was created by Master Gil.
Green Signifies the growth as the Tae Kwon Do skills begins to develop like the green of a young plant.
Purple Signifies the freedom offered by this country and is dedicated to all of the states that combine to make the United States of America.
Blue Signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon Do progresses.
Red Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
Brown signifies when the student begins to see the great hemisphere of the martial arts.
Black Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon Do. It also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.