Meaning of belts in Tae Kwon Do
Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon Do.
Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the foundation of Tae Kwon Do is being laid.
Signifies the plant’s growth as Tae Kwon Do skills begin to develop.
Signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon Do progresses.
Signifies Danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
Opposite of white, therefore signifying the maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon Do, also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.