Category Archives: Belt

Black Belt [ master of basics ]

Please see an instructor for board breaking requirements for testing. Breaks must be pre-approved by your instructor upon submission of a testing application. There may be a limit placed on how many stations use cinderblocks to hold boards/bricks at testing. Probationary … Continue reading

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Senior Red Belt [ all color belt forms ]

Complete Senior Red Belt Information Senior Red Belt Forms: All forms and belt knowledge, White Belt through Red Belt, is required to test for Black. Senior red belts must break boards at testing. Two breaks are required, one hand and … Continue reading

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Red Belt [ chung moo ]

Complete Red Belt Information Meaning of Chung-Moo: CHUNG-MOO was the name given to the great Korean naval leader Admiral Yi Soon-shin of the Joseon Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson, or “turtle ship”) in … Continue reading

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Senior Brown Belt [ hwa-rang ]

Complete Senior Brown Belt Information Meaning of Hwa-Rang: Hwa-Rang literally means ‘flowering manhood” and was the name of the youth group that originated in the Silla Kingdom. This group was credited with the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea; … Continue reading

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Brown Belt [ kwang-ho ]

Complete Brown Belt Information Meaning of Kwang-Ho: Kwang-Ho Lee was one of the key figures in bringing TaeKwonDo to America in the early seventies. Brown Belt represents, the earth from which the plant has spouted and develop the strong root … Continue reading

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Senior Blue Belt [ Toi Gae ]

Complete Senior Blue Belt Information Meaning of Toi-Gae: Toi-Gae was the pen name of Yi Hwang an authority on neo-Confucianism. The thirty-seven movements of this pattern represent the latitude of his birthplace.

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Blue Belt [ joon gun ]

Complete Blue Belt Information Meaning of Joon Gun: An-Joon-Gun was the Korean patriot who assassinated the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, Hiru-Bumi-Ito. Blue Belt represents the sky that the plant is growing towards as it matures into a towering tree, … Continue reading

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Senior Green Belt [ yul guk ]

Complete Senior Green Belt Information Meaning of Yul-Guk: Yul-Guk was the pseudonym (pen name) of the philosopher and scholar Yi-I (1536–1584 AD), who is known as the Confucius of Korea.

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Green Belt [ won hyo ]

Complete Green Belt Information Meaning of Won-Hyo: Won-Hyo was known as the monk that introduced Buddhism to Korea in the year 686 AD. Green Belt represents the leaves on the plant as it begins to grow, just as a student’s … Continue reading

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Senior Yellow Belt [ do san ]

Complete Senior Yellow Belt Information Meaning of Do-San: Do-San was known as the educator of Korea. The 24 movements in the form represent the 24 years he spent furthering the education of Korea.

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Yellow Belt [ dan gun ]

Complete Yellow Belt Information Meaning of Dan-Gun: This form was named after the legendary founder of Korea in 2333 BC. The Color Yellow represents the sun that is needed for the plant to grow.

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White Belt [ chun ji ]

Complete White Belt Information Meaning of Chun Ji: The form means Heaven and Earth, the low blocks in the form represent “Earth” (dirt); the inner forearm blocks represent Heaven (sky). Literal translation is Dirt and Sky. The Color White represents … Continue reading

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