BELTS
Meaning & Requirements



STUDENT NOTEBOOK Table of Contents

BEGINNERS

WHITE BELT

SYMBOLIZES: Pure. White as blank paper.
FORM: Taikyoku (Shotokan).
SELF-DEFENSE: 3 Learned One-Step Self-Defense Moves.
KICKS: Front kick, Round kick, Side kick.
BREAK: None.

 

YELLOW BELT

SYMBOLIZES: Beginning. The rising sun.
FORM: Taegeuk EE Jang (Tae Kwon Do).
SELF-DEFENSE: 3 Learned One-Step Self-Defense Moves.
KICKS: Jumping front snap kick, Spin side kick.
BREAK: None.

 

ORANGE BELT

SYMBOLIZES: Breaking bad habits. The color of fire.
FORM: Taegeuk OH Jang (Tae Kwon Do).
SELF-DEFENSE: 3 Learned One-Step Self-Defense Moves.
KICKS: Hook kick.
BREAK: None.

INTERMEDIATE

GREEN BELT

SYMBOLIZES: Growth. The color of spring.
FORM: Heian 2 (Shotokan).
SELF-DEFENSE: 3 Learned One-Step Self-Defense Moves.
KICKS: Spinning hook kick.
BREAK: Side kick.

 

BLUE BELT

SYMBOLIZES: Reaching high goals. The blue sky is the limit.
FORM: Heian 4 (Shotokan).
SELF-DEFENSE: 3 Learned One-Step Self-Defense Moves
KICKS: Flying side kick.
BREAK: Front kick.

 

PURPLE BELT

SYMBOLIZES: Overcoming fear. Purple heart.
FORM: Taegeuk YUK Jang (Tae Kwon Do).
SELF-DEFENSE: 3 Learned One-Step Self-Defense Moves.
KICKS: Tornado kick.
BREAK: Spin side kick.

 

ADVANCED

BROWN BELT

SYMBOLIZES: Dealing with hardships. The color of autumn.
FORM: Taegeuk CHIL Jang (Tae Kwon Do).
SELF-DEFENSE: Spontaneous self-defense.
KICKS: All previous kicks.
BREAK: Hook, Spin hook, & Hand technique.

 

HIGH BROWN BELT

SYMBOLIZES: Preliminary black belt. Reviewing past knowledge.
FORM: Taegeuk PAL Jang (Tae Kwon Do).
SELF-DEFENSE: Spontaneous self-defense.
KICKS: All previous kicks.
BREAK: All strikes learned in class.

 

BLACK BELT

SYMBOLIZES: All knowledge working together. Black is all colors combined.
FORM: Koreo (Tae Kwon Do).
SELF-DEFENSE: All past self-defense learned in class.
KICKS: All kicks learned in class.
BREAK: Cinder block.