Martial arts

Often asked: Why Is The Taekwondo Belt Tied How It Is?

How many belts are there in Taekwondo?

There are 3 main organizations regulating Taekwondo:



There are 10 Geups until black belt and 9 dans after. The word “dan” means degree in Korean, it is used to designate ranks of black belts.

How long does it take to get belts in Taekwondo?

Time In Rank Requirements

Tae Kwon Do Rank Time Required To Advance In Rank
3rd Gup Blue Belt With Red Stripe 6 Months (108 Hours)
2nd Gup Red Belt 6 Months (108 Hours)
1st Gup Red Belt With Black Stripe 9 Months (162 Hours)
1st Dan (Il Dan) Black Belt 2 Years

What are the belt ranks in Taekwondo?

Belt Ranks at Akula Taekwondo

Color Rank
Yellow Belt 9th GUP
Orange Belt 8th GUP
Green Belt 7th GUP
Blue Belt 6th GUP

What are the taekwondo belts in order?

The color belts range from white to junior black belt (half black, half red) or plain red. The order and colours used may vary between schools, but a common order is white, yellow, green, blue, red, black. However, other variations with a higher number of colours is also commonly seen.

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