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Tae Kwon Do Belt Rank

What is the point of belts in tkd? Lets write about it... - we should write about what the tips mean, etc...

White Belt

Means the student is pure or without knowledge of Tae Kwon Do.

Taekwondo White Belt Taekwondo White Belt  
Basic Form 1 Yellow Tip Form
Kibon 1 Kibon 2

Yellow Belt

Symbolizes that the student, like a seed, is beginning to see sunlight.

Taekwondo Yellow Belt Taekwondo Yellow Belt Taekwondo Yellow Belt
Basic Form 1 Green Tip Form 2 Green Tip Form
Taegeuk 1 Taegeuk 2 Taegeuk 3

Green Belt

Represents the seedling just beginning to grow.

Taekwondo Green Belt Taekwondo Green Belt Taekwondo Green Belt
Basic Form 1 Blue Tip Form 2 Blue Tip Form
Taegeuk 4 Taegeuk 5 Taegeuk 6

Blue Belt

Symbolizes that the plant is reaching for the sky in search of the sun.

Taekwondo Blue Belt Taekwondo Blue Belt Taekwondo Blue Belt
Basic Form 1 Red Tip Form 2 Red Tip Form
Palgwae 5 Taegeuk 7 Palgwae 6

Red Belt

Designates that the young plant is reaching for the sun.

Taekwondo Red Belt Taekwondo Red Belt Taekwondo Red Belt
Basic Form 1 Black Tip Form 2 Black Tip Form
Palgwae 7 Taegeuk 8 Koryo

Pre Black Belt

Signifies danger, the student has good technical knowledge but still lacks discipline and self control.

Black Belt

Taekwondo Black Belt

There are nine degrees of Black Belt symbolizing the coming together of all color belts and all grades of knowledge to form a degree.

Forms:

  1. Koryo
  2. Keumgang
  3. Taebaek
  4. Pyongwon
  5. Sipjin
  6. Jitae
  7. Chonkwon
  8. Hansu
  9. Ilyeo