||White represents a primitive stage of achievement. Thus, the seed as it lies dormant beneath the snows of winter.
||Orange represents new growth which appears in spring. Our Tang Soo Do knowledge begins to reveal itself.
||Green represents the speedy development of youth as summer arrives.
||Brown represents power, stability, weight and wisdom. This stabilizing stage, both mentally and physically, analogous to the plants, which curtail their growth and prepare to flower in late summer.
||Red represents blood, life energy, attention and control. The student’s power and techniques begin to bloom and ripen.
|Dark Blue Belt
||Dark Blue represents maturity, respect, and honor. Our dark blue belt is given to the Cho Dan Bo (Black Belt candidate). He must now prepare mind and body for the final step needed to attain Black Belt.
||Black represents mastery, calmness, dignity, and sincerity. Black Belt is the final stage of one life cycle and the beginning of the next. Thus, we see that it is not only the end of one stage but, more importantly, the beginning of a path which leads up through the ranks of the higher Black Belt to true mastery.