|no belt||10th Gup||Beginner
A new student entering the club will wear loose clothing, and be taught basic skills before commiting to this martial art.
Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.
Signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.
Signifies the growth as the Taekwon-Do skills begins to develop like the green of a young plant.
Signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.
Signifies danger, cautioning the student to excersise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear.
Taken from "the Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do" by General Choi Hong Hi which has 10 Gups and 9 Dans.
|Belt||Forms||3-steps||1-steps||Adv. kicks||Ad'l techniques|
|White||Chun Ji||0||0||front & axe
sliding front & axe
|front stance hand tech.|
|Yellow||Dan-Gun||5||0||jumping front & axe / sliding side, swing & hook||twist punch
bck stance hand tech. + add punch to hand combos
back & hooking
|adv. hand tech. (i.e., back fist, hook, elbow)|
|Green +||Wan-Hyo||7||7||jump side & roundhouse||hammerfist, palmthrust|
|Blue||Yul-Guk||-----||10||jump-turn back & hooking||"teaching"|
|Blue +||Joon-Gun||-----||-----||jump-turn inside & outside swing / flying side and roundhouse||Adv. Hand tech. / speed breaks|
|-----||-----||jump 180° back and hooking||5-Hapkido|