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White


Represents the INNOCENCE of the beginner who does not yet have any knowledge of Taekwondo


Yellow


Represents the EARTH in which the seed of Taekwondo is planted, symbolising a student's latent abilities


Green


Represents a GROWING SHOOT, symbolising the student's abilities as they start to develop.


Blue


Represents the HEAVENS or SKY towards which the shoot is reaching, as the student attempts to reach beyond competence to excellence.


Red


Represents DANGER, a warning to the student to exercise self-control and for opponents to beware.


Black


Represents MATURITY, the opposite of the innocence of the White Belt.

Rank

Minimum Age

Time Period

Class

1st Dan

16 years

3 - 4 years

Novices

2nd Dan

18 years

2 years

Novices

3rd Dan

21 years

3 years

Novices

4th Dan

25 years

4 years

Expert

5th Dan

30 years

5 years

Expert

6th Dan

36 years

6 years

Master

7th Dan

43 years

7 years

Master

8th Dan

51 years

8 years

Master

9th Dan

60 years

9 years

Grandmaster

In addition to the above age and time requirements, the individual practioner has to satisfy the technical excellence as well as mental maturity, tempered with good Taekwondo spirit before being invited by Master Loh for upgrading.