WHITE BELTS - Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of International Tae Kwon-Do Federation (ITF) Tae Kwon-Do.
YELLOW BELT - Signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root - as the Tae Kwon-Do foundation is being laid
GREEN BELT -
Signifies the Plant's growth - as the
Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop
BLUE BELT -
Signifies the Heaven, toward which the plant matures into a towering tree - as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.
RED BELT -
Signifies Danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away (it is the color of the first fruits).
BLACK BELT -
Opposite of white, therefore, signifies the maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do.