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DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF EACH OF THE BELTS 

IN THE WORLD TANG SOO DO ASSOCIATION'S BELT SYSTEM?

 

Gup Belts
Black Belts




10th Gup White Belt represents the primitive stage of achievement, like a seed as it lies dormant beneath the snows of winter.
9th Gup
8th Gup Orange Belt represents new growth, which appears in spring. This is the stage where our Tang Soo Do knowledge begins to reveal itself.
7th Gup
6th Gup Green Belt represents the speedy development of youth as summer arrives.
5th Gup
4th Gup Brown Belt represents power, stability, agility, weight and wisdom. This is a stabilizing stage, both mentally and physically, analogous to the plants which curtail their growth and prepare to flower in late summer.
3rd Gup
2nd Gup Red Belt represents blood, life, energy, attention and control. At this stage, the student's power and techniques begin to bloom and ripen.
1st Gup
Cho Dan Bo Blue Belt represents maturity, respect and honor. Our dark blue belt is given to the Cho Dan Bo (Black Belt candidate). The student must now prepare mind and body to attain Black Belt.