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Taekwon-Do Rankings

In Taekwon-Do the promotional scale is divided into nineteen ranks -10 grades (Gups) and 9 degrees (Dans). The former begins with 10th grade (Gup) being the lowest and ends at first grade. The degree begins with the 1st degree (Dan) and ends with the ultimate 9th degree.
Meaning of Belt Colours
White: Signifies innocence, as that of a beginner who has no previous
             knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

Yellow: Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the
              Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

Green Signifies the plant's growth as the Taekwon-Do skill begins to develop.
Blue:     Signifies the heave, towards which the plant matures into a towering
              tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

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

Black:   Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in
               Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to
               darkness and fear.