Coloured Belts


Tae Kwon-Do uses different coloured belts as a progressive ranking system to indicate the students level of experience. When students begin they wear a white belt and expert students wear a black belt.

  • White signifies innocence. The innocence of the 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 foundations are being laid.
  • Green signifies the plants growth as training in Tae Kwon-Do continues and the students skills begin to develop.
  • 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 self control and warning the opponent to stay away.
  • Black is the opposite of white, it therefore completes the circle and signifies maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. It also signifies the wearers imperviousness to darkness and fear.


Every grading consists of line work, patterns, and terminology. As you progress, the grading will

expand to also include sparring drills, free sparring and previous grading patterns. 

The attached documents are for reference only. No grading is the same and nothing counts more than time spent in the Dojang.