By developing an upright mind and a strong body, we will acquire the self-confidence to stand on the side of justice at all times. Major General Choi Hong Hi (Founder of Taekwon-Do)

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The road to fitness and confidence

Please use the menu below to select the reference material for your current belt. You can also download the colour belt theory book from the Training Guides link in our members area.

What is Taekwon-Do all about

There are 10 coloured belts in Taekwon-Do leading up to black belt. The beginner starts with a white belt at the level of 10th kup, right up to a red belt with a black stripe, which is 1st kup.
Some clubs in the UKGT differ as to how the stripes are displayed on the belts, but the kup structure is all the same.

Below is the meaning of the solid colours as defined by General Choi Hong Hi

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** White Belt: Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no prior knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Yellow Belt: Signifies earth, from which the plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundations are being laid.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Green Belt: Signifies growth, from the roots grows the plant as Taekwon-Do skills develop.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Blue Belt: Signifies heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Red Belt: Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Black Belt: Opposite to white therefore signifies the wearer's maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. Also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear