Taekwon-Do Belt Meanings
10th Kup White Belt
White signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.
9th Kup Yellow Tag / 8th Kup Yellow Belt
Yellow signifies earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.
7th Kup Green Tag / 6th Kup Green Belt
Green signifies the plants growth as Taekwon-Do skills begin to develop.
5th Kup Blue Tag / 4th Kup Blue Belt
Blue signifies the heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.
3rd Kup Red Tag / 2nd Kup Red Belt
Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control, and warning the opponent to stay away.
1st Kup Black Tag / Black Belt
Opposite to white, therefore signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. Also indicates the wearers imperviousness to darkness and fear.