Club/Kukkiwon Grading Belts

White Belt: Signifies innocence, as that of a new student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwondo.

Yellow Tags: Interim stage between white belt and yellow belt.

Yellow Belt: Signifies earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwondo foundation is being laid. 1st pattern.

Green Tags: Interim stage between yellow belt and green belt. 2nd pattern.

Green Belt: Signifies the plant's growth as the Taekwondo skill begins to develop. 3rd pattern.

Blue Tags: Interim stage between green belt and blue belt. 4th pattern.

Blue Belt: Signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwondo progresses. 5th pattern.

Red Tags: Interim stage between blue belt and red belt. 6th pattern.

Red Belt: Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away. 7th pattern.

Black Tags: Interim stage between red belt and black belt. 8th pattern.

Black Belt: Opposite of White, therefore signifies the maturity and proficiency in Taekwondo. Also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear. All the patterns. Black belts are then graded from 1st to 9th Degree.

Kukkiwon

Kukkiwon Regulations

Please note, these are Kukkiwon regulations, not Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo grading regulations.

The Kukkiwon regulations can be viewed on the Kukkiwon website  

Time and Age Limits For Poom and Dan Gradings

Poom / Dan

Minimum Required Time

Dan Age Limit

Poom Age Limit

1st Poom

N/A

N/A

Less than 15 years old

1st to 2nd Poom

1 year

N/A

Less than 15 years old

2nd to 3rd Poom

2 years

N/A

Less than 15 years old

3rd to 4th Poom

3 years

N/A

Less than 15 years old

1st Dan

NA

15 years and above

N/A

1st to 2nd Dan

1 year

16 years and above

N/A

2nd to 3rd Dan

2 years

18 years and above

N/A

3rd to 4th Dan

3 years

21 years and above

N/A

4th to 5th Dan

4 years

25 years and above

N/A

5th to 6th Dan

5 years

30 years and above

N/A

6th to 7th Dan

6 years

36 years and above

N/A

7th to 8th Dan

8 years

44 years and above

N/A

8th to 9th Dan

9 years

53 years and above

N/A

9th to 10th Dan

NA

60 years and above

N/A


     

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