The meanings of the belt symbolise a students journey through Taekwon-do. From beginning in the martial art, maturing through years of training and reaching Black Belt. 

Black Belt should not be seen as an end destination on the journey, but as a beginning of a new chapter of learning in a life long journey in the martial art. 

White - Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do.

Yellow - Signifies Earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Tae Kwon-Do foundation is being laid.

Green - Signifies the plant’s growth as Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop.

Blue - Signifies the heaven towards which the plants matures into a towering tree a straining in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.

Red - Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control, and warning the opponent to stay away.

Black - Opposite of white, therefore signifying the maturity and proficiency in TaeKwon-Do. Also indicates the wearers’ imperviousness to darkness and fear.



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McGowan's Blackbelt Academy

Bertram Street





Tel: 07872129716