WHITE BELT

10TH KUP

Grade pattern: Four Directional Punching 1-4.

Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do. Beginners in TaeKwon-Do start at 10th Kup.

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YELLOW TAG

9TH KUP

Grade patterns: Four Directional Punching 5-8 & Chonji

The colour yellow represents the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as Taekwondo foundation is being laid.

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YELLOW BELT

8TH KUP

Grade pattern: Dan Gun. It has 21 movements.

At yellow belt we start to learn different techniques and 3 step sparring is introduced. The next belt colour is green and this signifies a plants growth at Taewkondo skills begin to develop.

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GREEN TAG

7TH KUP

Grade pattern: Do San. It has 24 movements.

The next colour belt is green: representing the plant's growth as Taekwondo skills begin to develop.

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GREEN BELT

6TH KUP

Grade pattern: Won Wyo. It has 28 movements.

The next belt colour signifies a plants growth as Taekwondo skills begin to develop

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BLUE TAG

5TH KUP

Grade pattern: Yul Gok. It has 38 movements.

The next belt colour is blue which signifies the heaven towards which the plant grows as it matures into a towering tree. It is considered a senior colour belt grade

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BLUE BELT

4TH KUP

Grade pattern: Joong Gun. It has 32 movements. Blue signifies the heavens towards which the plant grows, as it matures into a towering tree.

As a senoir grade there must be atleast 6 months between gradings, as techniques and syllabus becomes harder.



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RED TAG

3RD KUP

Grade pattern:Toi Gye. It has 37 movements.

Toi Gye is the pseudonym of Yi Hwang, he was a scholar and philosopher and also an authority on neo-confucianism.



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RED BELT

2ND KUP

Grade pattern: Hwa Rang. It has 29 movements.

Signifies danger, warning the opponent to stay away. It also cautions the wearer to exercise self-control.

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BLACK TAG

1ST KUP

Grade pattern: Choong Moo. It has 30 movements.

Choong Moo was the given name of Admiral Yi Soo Sin who was reputed to have built the first armoured battleship (Kobukson or Turtle Ship).

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BLACK BELT

1ST DAN

At 1st Dan - there are three patterns to learn, Gwang Gae, Po-Eun and Ge Baek

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There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will just be the beginning.