If you have ever wondered what the color of the belts mean at Integrity Martial Arts? I am here to help. Below is a breakdown of the Tae Kwon Do belt system.
White Belt: Innocence and purity. A student views the study of tee kwon do as child, whether young or old.
Yellow Belt: This belt color symbolizes the sunrise and the dawning of knowledge. Mental and physical changes begin.
Orange Belt: The day, this belt shows that the student is taking in knowledge. The students basic techniques are growing.
Green Belt: Like the color suggests, this belt symbolizes spring and the beginning of even more growth in the student.
Blue Belt: Blue is the color of the sky and shows that the student is reaching up to the sky. The belt symbolizes ambition. At this rank, the student must also grow their humility and patience.
Purple Belt: The belt represents the darkening sky–heavy with the journey continuing to learn. Their is much still to be learned and the students and they must practice perseverance.
Red Belt: Fire and the sun, and…danger. Though the student is familiar with all the techniques, the student still lacks control. Here the student must practice executing techniques with control.
Brown Belt: Mountains and earth. This belt symbolizes the firm foundation. The 1st Brown belt has a black strip on it and is the first appearance of black in the belt, denoting the student is practicing to get to black belt.
Black Belt: Bet you thought I would say: “The End.” Nope. This belt is black because it signifies the concentration of knowledge and control. Now the real training begins for the tae kwon do student! If kept long enough and practiced with enough, the belt with eventually turn white, signifying the full cycle of training.
Master Cooke 6th Degree Black belt and Chief Instructor
40+ years of Martial Arts experience
Registered Black Belts
Ms. S Wolotko 2nd Degree Black Belt (Instructor)
Mr. R Dougherty 2nd Degree Black Belt
Mr. W Longlois 2nd Degree Black Belt
Mr. B Berezowski 2nd Degree Black Belt
Mr. D Giacomin 1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. L Wright 1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. D Lehto 1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. D Guay 1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. E Dougherty 1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. U Broughton 1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. T Broughton 1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. E Arnone 1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. N Baril 1st Degree Black Belt
송무관 관훈 (松武館 館訓)
The principles of Song Moo Kwan were written and passed down by its Founder, Supreme Grandmaster Byung Jick Ro, for the spiritual and mental development of his students. In the Principles, he emphasizes the development of more than the physical and technical aspects of Song Moo Kwan martial arts. This emphasis separates Song Moo Kwan from martial sports and many martial arts, as attitude is emphasized over stance, character over form, with the goal not being perfection of the art, but perfection of one’s self.
예의 존중 (禮儀 尊重)
Everything begins and ends with Courtesy and Respect.
극기 겸양 (克己 謙醴)
Your pursuit of the Way must be with humility, and indifference to pain or pleasure.
부단 노력 (不斷 努力)
Realizing the Truth of Song Moo Kwan is a lifelong pursuit.
기웅 만부 (氣雄 萬夫)
Your Indomitable Spirit should reflect the power of a million men.
문무 겸전 (文武 兼全)
Unite the wisdom of the Scholar with strength of a Warrior, integrating your mind and body into one.