Tang Soo Do Belt Philosophy

Beginners belt colour. White represents a primitive stage of achievement. Thus, the seed as it lies dormant beneath the snows of winter.
Orange represents new growth which appears in spring, our Tang Soo knowledge begins to reveal itself.
Green represents the speedy development of youth as summer arrives.
Brown represents power, stability, agility, weight and wisdom. This is a stabilising stage, both mentally and physically, analogous to the plants which curtail their growth and prepare to flower in late summer.
Red represents blood, life, energy, attention and control. The students power and techniques begin to bloom and ripen.
Blue represents maturity, respect, honour. Our blue belt is given to the Cho Dan Bo (Black belt candidate). They must now prepare mind and body for the final step needed to attain Black belt.
Black represents mastery, calmness, dignity, sincerity. Black Belt is the final stage of one life cycle and the beginning of the next. Thus, we see that it is not only the end of one stage but, more importantly, the beginning of a path which leads up through the ranks of the higher Black Belts to true mastery.