Taekwondo 태권도Taekwondo Preschool

Promotion from one geup to the next can proceed rapidly in some schools, since schools often allow geup promotions every two, three, or four months. Students of geup rank learn the most basic techniques first, and then move on to more advanced techniques as they approach first dan. Many of the older and more traditional schools often take longer to allow students to test for higher ranks than newer, more contemporary schools, as they may not have the required testing intervals. View Taekwondo belt levels »

Taekwondo Preschool

Geup 급 (Belt Ranking)


When you reach senior belt you are expected to guide the junior belts when they are beginning Taekwondo such as showing by example.

Promotion from one geup to the next can proceed rapidly in some schools, since schools often allow geup promotions every two, three, or four months. Students of geup rank learn the most basic techniques first, and then move on to more advanced techniques as they approach first dan. Many of the older and more traditional schools often take longer to allow students to test for higher ranks than newer, more contemporary schools, as they may not have the required testing intervals.

 

Belt

Grade Level

Meaning

Poomse

White Belt 10th Geup White - Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwondo Kibon Basic #1
Yellow Strip 9th Geup White with yellow tag Taegeuk #1
Yellow Belt 8th Geup Yellow - Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the foundation of Taekwon-Do is being laid. Taegeuk #2
Green Strip 7th Geup Yellow with green tag Taegeuk #3
Green Belt 6th Geup Green - Signifies the plant's growth as Taekwon-Do skills begin to develop. Taegeuk #4
Blue Strip 5th Geup Green with blue tag Taegeuk #5
Blue Belt 4th Geup Blue - Signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses. Taegeuk #6
Red Strip 3rd Geup Blue with red tag Taegeuk #7
Red Belt 2nd Geup Red - Signifies Danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away. Taegeuk #8
Black Strip 1st Geup Red with black tag Koryo
1st Dan Black Belt 1st Dan Black - Opposite of white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do; also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear. Koryo
2nd Dan Black Belt 2nd Dan Assistant Instructor (must remain at this rank at least 2 years) Keumgang
3rd Dan Black Belt 3rd Dan Assistant Instructor (must remain at this rank at least 3 years) Taebaek
4th Dan Black Belt 4th Dan International Instructor (must remain at this rank at least 4 years). At this point, a person may become a "Sabumnim" Pyongwon
5th Dan Black Belt 5th Dan Instructor (must remain at this rank at least 5 years) Sipjin
6th Dan Black Belt 6th Dan Instructor (must remain at this rank at least 6 years) Jitae

 

 

 

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