Belt Levels

Belt Level Description
white tag 10th Kup – White Belt White belt signifies innocence as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.
yellow tag 9th Kup – Yellow Tag
yellow 8th Kup – Yellow Belt Yellow belt signifies the earth from which the plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.
green tag 7th Kup – Green Tag
green 6th Kup – Green Belt Green belt signifies the plant’s growth as Taekwon-Do skills begin to develop.
blue tag 5th Kup – Blue Tag
blue 4th Kup – Blue Belt Blue belt signifies the heaven toward which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.
red tag 3rd Kup – Red Tag
red 2nd Kup – Red Belt Red belt signifies danger cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
black tag 1st Kup – Black Tag
black 1st Dan Black is the opposite of white therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do, it also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.
Assistant Instructor. At this point, a person may become known as “Bosabum-Nim”
black 2nd Dan Assistant Instructor
black 3rd Dan Assistant Instructor
black 4th Dan International Instructor. At this point, a person may become a “Sabum-Nim”
black 5th Dan International Instructor
black 6th Dan International Instructor
black 7th Dan Master. At this point, a person may become a “Sahyun-Nim”
black 8th Dan Master
black 9th Dan Grand Master. At this point, a person may become known as “Saseong-Nim”