WTF Belt System

WTF Belt System - Tigon Black Belt Academy

WHITE BELT: 20 movements
8 Classes

Poomse: Kibon IL Jang
Represents purity and the beginning of knowledge and the development of basic skills. The student is as a seed hidden beneath the winter’s snow. 

HALF YELLOW BELT: 20 movements
8 Classes

Poomse: Kibon YI Jang
Represents purity and the beginning of knowledge and the development of basic skills. The student is as a seed hidden beneath the winter’s snow. 

YELLOW BELT: 20 movements
24 Classes

Poomse: Taegeuk IL Jang – Taegeuk 1
Represents the warmth of the winter’s sun that melts the winter’s snow and allows the seed to germinate. This is the birth of conscious and purposeful action.

ORANGE BELT: 18 movements
24 Classes

Poomse: Taegeuk YI Jang – Taegeuk 2
Taegeuk Yi Jang represents tae. Tae signifies internal firmness and external softness. An example of Tae is “speak softly but carry a big stick.” Indomitable spirit, not forcefulness, lies within each of us.

GREEN BELT: 20 movements
24 Classes

Poomse: Taegeuk Sam Jang – Taegeuk 3
Represents the color of a sprout and the spring when growth and activity abound. This is continued growth of knowledge. Student learns to further develop and refine his/her techniques.

PURPLE BELT: 20 movements
24 Classes

Poomse: Taegeuk Sah Jang – Taegeuk 4
Represents the color of youth, ambition, and rapid growth. Suggests to us that we should act calmly and bravely even in the face of danger and fear then the blue sky and bright sunlight will appear again.

BLUE BELT: 20 movements
24 Classes

Poomse: Taeguek Oh Jang – Taegeuk 5
Represents the color of youth, ambition, and rapid growth. The seedling is now reaching for the blue sky. The light feeds the plant so it can continue to grow. The student is fed additional knowledge of the Art in order for their body and mind to continue to grow and develop.

BROWN BELT: 23 movements
32 Classes

Poomse: Taegeuk Yuk Jang – Taegeuk 6
Represents the earth in which the roots are developing to nourish the plant. The roots of Taegeuk have formed and the growth of knowledge and skills continues.

RED BELT: 25 movements
32 Classes

Poomse: Taegeuk Chil Jang – Taegeuk 7
Represents the seedling reaching maturity. Soon it will be harvested. Maturity, honor and respect are exhibited as character begins to perfect.

RED / BLACK BELT: 25 movements
40 Classes

Poomse: Taegeuk Pal Jang – Taegeuk 8
Represents the seedling reaching maturity. Soon it will be harvested. Maturity, honor and respect are exhibited as character begins to perfect.

BLACK / WHITE BELT (Deputy Black): 23 movements
48 Classes

Poomse: Cho Dan Bo –Taegeuk 9
Deputy black belt represents the twilight of fall’s sun and the completeness of harvest; also known as “pre” black belt.

BLACK BELT: All Poomses, Self-Defence Techniques, and Kicking Techniques
(Deputy Black)
6 weeks before Black Belt Test, pre-test, if student fails, wait 6 months before testing again

Poomse: Koryo (means Korea)
Represents mastery and maturity. No color added to this color can change or improve it. This completes a cycle that is now begun again as new knowledge and skills continue in a new cycle. The final stage where technique is mastered within the humble and serene beauty of the plant.

 

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