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Belt Coloration

White Belt

White light gives the appearance of purity and brilliance, but when directed through a prism, we can see that it is composed of all the colors of the spectrum. So it is the beginner, whose vision is pure and pristine, when it is directed through the prism of training with sincerity and effort, the beginner sees his/her potential. The beginner is the “seed” hidden beneath the winter’s snow.

Yellow Belt

Yellow represents the warmth of the winter’s sun that melts the snow and allows the seed to germinate. This is then the birth of conscious and purposeful action.

Green Belt

Green is the color of the sprout and represents the spring when growth and activity abound.

Blue Belt

Blue is the color of youth, ambition, and rapid growth.  The seedling is now reaching for the blueness of the sky.


Red Belt

Red represents the summer’s sun that swelters with the intensity of the flowering arts.


Black Belt

Black is the color of Mastery. No color added to this color can change or improve it. This completes a cycle is now begun again.

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