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Welcome to the UKGT

On this site you will find information for the schools, instructors and students participating in one of the UK's leading Taekwon-Do organisations. The UKGT is dedicated to supporting students of all ages, helping them achieve their full potential, and preparing them for major competitions and events.

Coloured Belts

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The links above will take you to the individual page of the coloured belt you require.

Meaning of the belt colours

There are 10 coloured belts in Taekwon-Do leading up to black belt. The beginner starts with a white belt at the level of 10th kup, right up to a red belt with a black stripe, which is 1st kup.
Some clubs in the UKGT differ as to how the stripes are displayed on the belts, but the kup structure is all the same.

Below is the meaning of the solid colours as defined by General Choi Hong Hi

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** White Belt: Signifies innocence, as that of the beginning student who has no prior knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Yellow Belt: Signifies earth, from which the plant sprouts and takes root as the Tae Kwon-Do foundations are being laid.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Green Belt: Signifies growth, from the roots grows the plant as Tae Kwon-Do skills develop.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Blue Belt: Signifies heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Red Belt: Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Black Belt: Opposite to white therefore signifies the wearer's maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. Also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear