Great Missenden and Penn Street School of Taekwon Do

Teaching ITF Taekwon Do to the Highest Standard
Taekwon Do Ranking System of Belts

 

The system of rank in Taekwon Do is denoted by various colours of the belts worn by its practitioners.

The colours have not been randomly chosen. They are in fact, steeped in tradition. Colours of Black, Red and Blue denote the various levels of hierarchy during the Koguryo and Silla Dynasties in Korea.

The degrees of Black Belt are divided into three distinct classes. The 1st through 3rd degree are considered the novice stages of Black Belt. Students are still beginners in comparison to higher degrees.

At 4th degree, the student enters the expert class.

7th to 8th is composed of the Taekwon Do Masters – the elite who fully understand all the particulars of Taekwon Do, mental and physical with the 9th degree signifying the pinnacle of what is usually a lifetime of dedication to the art.

A black belt with a white ribbon running the length of it on one side indicates a junior (under 16 yrs.) Black Belt exponent.

The belt colours have not been randomly chosen. They are in fact, steeped in tradition. Colours of Black, Red and Blue denote the various levels of hierarchy during the Koguryo and Silla Dynasties in Korea.

The degrees of Black Belt are divided into three distinct classes. The 1st through 3rd degree are considered the novice stages of Black Belt. Students are still beginners in comparison to higher degrees.

At 4th degree, the student enters the expert class.

7th to 8th is composed of the Taekwon Do Masters – the elite who fully understand all the particulars of Taekwon Do, mental and physical with the 9th degree signifying the pinnacle of what is usually a lifetime of dedication to the art.

A black belt with a white ribbon running the length of it on one side indicates a junior (under 16 yrs.) Black Belt exponent.