Master Raymond Mourad 7th Dan Black Belt - Canadian National Team Head Coach 2006-2007

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 Degree  Belt  Meaning of the color
 1 dan Black is the opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in taekwondo. It also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.*

 1 poom
 1 keup Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.*

 2 keup
 3 keup Blue signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwondo progresses.*

 4 keup
 5 keup Green signifies the plant’s growth as Taekwondo skill begins to develop.*

 6 keup
 7 keup Yellow signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwondo foundation is being laid.*

 8 keup
 9 keup White signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwondo.*

 10 keup
*Belt colors meaning based on StaciAnne Visco, Taekwon-Do Times, January 1998
The colors of the belts in taekwon-do represent a variety of things, on many levels. They are not randomly selected. White, yellow, green, blue, red and black the six colors of the Taekwondo belts.

"The colors have not been arbitrarily selected. They are in fact, steeped in tradition. The colors of black, red and blue denote the various levels of hierarchy during the Koguryo and Silla Dynasties," writes General Choi in the Encyclopedia of Taekwondo. They tell a symbolic story.
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