Tae Kwon Do Theory

 

Meaning  
   

Tae

jump, kick or smash with the foot

Kwon

a fist - punch or destroy with the fist

Do

art, way or method

 

The 5 tenets of Tae Kwon-Do  
   
Courtesy to be polite to one's instructors, seniors and fellow students
Integrity to be honest with yourelf and know the definition of right and wrong
Perseverance the attainment of goals by keeping trying
Self-control to be able to live, work and train within one's capability shows control
Indomitable spirit to show courage against overwhelming odds

 

Colours of belts and their meanings  
   
WHITE BELT signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon Do
YELLOW BELT signifies earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Tae Kwon Do foundation is being laid
GREEN BELT signifies the plant's growth, as Tae Kwon Do skills begin to develop
BLUE BELT signifies heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon Do progresses
RED BELT signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away
BLACK BELT opposite of white, signifiying the maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon Do. Indicates the weares imperviousness to darkness and fear

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