This page contains information on the colour of the belt that different grade students wear, and a brief description of the meaning behind the colours.
White Belt Meaning
White represents a primitive stage of achievement. Thus, the seed as it lies dormant under the snow.
Orange Belt Meaning
Orange represents new growth, which appears in spring. Our Tang Soo Do knowledge begins to reveal itself.
Green Belt Meaning
Green represents the speedy development of youth as summer arrives.
Brown Belt Meaning
Brown represents power, stability, agility, weight, and wisdom.This is a stabilising stage, both mentally and physically.
Red Belt Meaning
Red represents blood, life, energy, attention and control. The student’s power and techniques begin to bloom and ripen.
Blue Belt Meaning
Dark Blue represents maturity, respect and honour. Our dark blue belt is given to the Cho Dan Bo (Black Belt candidate). The student must now prepare mind and body for the final step needed to attain black belt.
Black Belt Meaning
Black represents mastery, calmness, dignity and sincerity. Black Belt is the final stage of one life cycle and the beginning of the next. Thus, we see that it is not only the end of one stage, but more importantly, the beginning of a path which leads up through the ranks of the higher black belts to true mastery.