Grade pattern: Four Directional Punching 1-4.
Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of TaeKwon-Do. Beginners in TaeKwon-Do start at 10th Kup.
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Grade patterns: Four Directional Punching 5-8 & Chonji
The colour yellow represents the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as TaeKwon-Do foundation is being laid.
Learn More: Yellow tag
Grade pattern: Dan Gun. It has 21 movements.
At yellow belt we start to learn different techniques and 3 step sparring is introduced. The next belt colour is green and this signifies a plants growth at TaeKwon-Do skills begin to develop.
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Grade pattern: Do San. It has 24 movements.
The next colour belt is green: representing the plant's growth as TaeKwon-Do skills begin to develop.
Learn More: Green Tag
Grade pattern: Won Wyo. It has 28 movements.
The next belt colour signifies a plant's growth as TaeKwon-Do skills begin to develop
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Grade pattern: Yul Gok. It has 38 movements.
The next belt colour is blue which signifies the heaven towards which the plant grows as it matures into a towering tree. It is considered a senior colour belt grade
Learn More: Blue Tag
Grade pattern: Joong Gun. It has 32 movements. Blue signifies the heavens towards which the plant grows, as it matures into a towering tree.
As a senior grade there must be at least 6 months between gradings, as techniques and syllabus becomes harder.
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Grade pattern: Toi Gye. It has 37 movements.
Toi Gye is the pseudonym of Yi Hwang, he was a scholar and philosopher and also an authority on neo-confucianism.
Learn More: Red tag
Grade pattern: Hwa Rang. It has 29 movements.
Signifies danger, warning the opponent to stay away. It also cautions the wearer to exercise self-control.
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Grade pattern: Choong Moo. It has 30 movements.
Choong Moo was the given name of Admiral Yi Soo Sin who was reputed to have built the first armoured battleship (Kobukson or Turtle Ship).
Learn More: Black tag
At 1st Dan - there are three patterns to learn, Gwang Gae, Po-Eun and Ge Baek
Learn More: 1st Dan black belt
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will just be the beginning.