WhiteBelt signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

YellowBelt signifies earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root, as Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

Green Belt signifies the plant's growth as the Taekwon-Do skills begin to develop.

Blue Belt signifies the heaven toward which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

RedBelt signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise care and control and warns opponents to stay away.

Black Belt is opposite of white. Signifies maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. Also signifies the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear. Black is also the mixture of all other colors.

Breakdown of Belts by Level and Grade

 

Grade/Degree

Color

Number of Stripes

Recommended/Decided

10 th Grade 

White 

0

Recommended 

10 th Grade 

White 

1

Decided 

 9 th Grade 

White 

2

Recommended 

9 th Grade

White

3

Decided

8 th Grade

Yellow

0

Recommended

8 th Grade

Yellow

1

Decided

7 th Grade

Yellow

2

Recommended

7 th Grade

Yellow

3

Decided

6 th Grade

Green

0

Recommended

6 th Grade

Green

1

Decided

5 th Grade

Green

2

Recommended

5 th Grade

Green

3

Decided

4 th Grade

Blue

0

Recommended

4 th Grade

Blue

1

Decided

3 rd Grade

Blue

2

Recommended

3 rd Grade

Blue

3

Decided

2 nd Grade

Red

0

Recommended

2 nd Grade

Red

1

Decided

1 st Grade

Red

2

Recommended

1 st Grade

Red

3

Decided

1 st Degree

Black

N/A

Recommended

1 st Degree

Black

N/A

                       Decided