Belts and Gradings

Our gradings follow the British Taekwondo grading syllabus.  For each of the gradings, you will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the aspects of Taekwondo which you have been taught.

10th Kup Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning member who has no previous knowledge of Taekwondo. 5th Kup
9th Kup 4th Kup Signifies Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as Taekwondo training progresses.
8th Kup Signifies Earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as Taekwondo foundations being laid. 3rd Kup
7th Kup 2nd Kup Signifies Danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
6th Kup Signifies the plants growth as the Taekwondo skill begins to develop. 1st Kup
The first 10 Kup gradings are held in club.
1st Dan Opposite of white, therefore signifies the maturity and proficiency in Taekwondo.  Also indicates the wearers imperviousness to darkness and fear. Once you have achieved your first Dan, you have a fundamental knowledge of Taekwondo and your real training begins.
All black belt gradings 1st Dan and 1st poom (Junior Black Belt) are undertaken at the national Dan Gradings.


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