Belt System & Meanings+ syllabus

Little Taeks 3-5 years

Our Little Taeks follow a seperate syllabus where they gain special coloured belt according to their standard; upon reaching 6 years old, the Taeks are transferred into the Rainbow Syllabus.


The belts are changed as follows:-

White to Purple White Tag

Purple White Tag to Wite Orange Tag

White Orange Tag to White Purple Tag

White Purple Tag to White Brown Tag

White Brown Tag to White Green Tag

White Green Tag to White Blue Tag

White Blue Tag to White Red Tag

White Red Tag to Orange

Orangle to Brown White Tag

Rainbows 6-7 years

Our Rainbow grades follow the main syllabus below, however there is an additional belt grading included per full coloured belt to ensure the syllabus is broken into pockets of learning to meet the younger students levels. Upon reaching 8 years old, the Taeks are transferred into the Rainbow Syllabus.

10th Kup White Belt

White signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

9th Kup Yellow Tag / 8th Kup Yellow Belt

Yellow signifies earth, from which a plant grows and takes root as Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

7th Kup Green Tag / 6th Kup Green Belt

Green signifies the plants growth as Taekwon-Do skills begin to develop.

5th Kup Blue Tag / 4th Kup Blue Belt

Blue signifies the heaven towards which the plant grows as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

3rd Kup Red Tag / 2nd Kup Red Belt

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

1st Kup Black Tag / Black Belt

Opposite to white, therefore signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. Also indicates the wearers imperviousness to darkness and fear.

BLACK I to III Degree – National/Assistant Instructor

Wear black piping along the lower edge of dobok shirt. Considered ‘novice.’

BLACK IV to VI Degree – International Instructor

All grades from IV Degree wear additional black piping along sleeves and trouser legs. Considered ‘Expert.’

BLACK VII to VIII Degree – Master IX Degree – Grand Master

Considered ‘the elite’. Grand Master denotes a full knowledge of Taekwon-do, and many decades of experience at the fore of teaching & promoting the art.

Club Locations:

Stamford GTUK TaeKwon Do
Casterton College 

Ryhall Rd

Great Casterton 




Oakham GTUK TaeKwon Do

Active Rutland Hub,

Oakham Enterprise Park,

Ashwell Road
LE15 7TU


Tel: 07771 865373


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