The Beginner. Signifies innocence. No previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do, as that of a beginner student.
Students will work on basic conditioning and strength exercises. Basic Taekwon-Do movement and simple kicking and punching skills.
Represents the earth where the seed of Taekwon-Do is planted as the foundation of Taekwon-Do is being laid.
Students are now moving more confidently with a basic understanding of power theory. New kicks are introduced as long as controlled sparring. Simple kicking and punching combinations are introduced.
Represents the green planet growing as the skills of Taekwon-Do develop.
Students are now considered senior belts and are now introduced to the "high-flying" more difficult kicks. Sparring now includes head contact and the students are moving quick and able to control their technique much more efficiently.
Signifies the sky and the heavens, towards which the tree grows as Taekwon-Do training progresses.
Students are introduced to difficult patterns (imaginary combat) which further increase co-ordination. Sparring skills are now very fluent and intelligent counters and combinations are easily performed.
Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control, and warning an opponent to stay away.
Students cardio and conditioning are excellent. Power and speed are impressive and the student will now fine tune her skills for Black Belt.
The opposite of white, therefore signifying a maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the holder’s imperviousness to darkness or fear.
Student now possesses the skills to entertain an audience and protect themselves properly in real life situations.