Taekwondo Belt Levels
Color Belt Ranks at Our
Taekwondo (WTF) School - Other schools can vary!
In Taekwondo, you will be awarded a series of belts as you
progress towards a black belt... and beyond! Below are the belt
levels used at our Taekwondo school. However, many Taekwondo
school have their own belt levels and color systems so please
check with your Taekwondo instructor.
You might also be interested in our page that teaches you
how to tie a Taekwondo belt.
generally have a color belt test every 3 months (until they reach
the higher color belt levels). They will be tested for knowledge of
and their skill in specific
techniques. Moreover, other schools also test students on additional subject matters (i.e.
Taekwondo history and
terminology). Please see your Taekwondo
instructor to learn what will be tested at your school for your next
belt test. After
achieving a high black white belt, it generally takes 9-12 months
before a high black white tests for his/her black belt.
Remember that many Taekwondo schools use different color belt systems
so the color belt system above is just a sample of what you might
find if you join a Taekwondo school.
Belt - You start without a belt and after passing your first
belt test, you are awarded a white belt.
High Red White
Black White Belt
High Black White Belt
Other Taekwondo Schools - Color Belt Rank Variations
Unfortunately, many Taekwondo schools use different color schemes.
You will need to check with your instructor to see what color belts
are offered at your school and what techniques & forms are associated with your color belts.
Here are some different color schemes used at
other TKD schools:
As you can see, while basically similar, there are a variety of colors & levels. Some
Taekwondo schools even use camouflage and gold
as colors for their belts.
Belt Levels - Time to achieve
these belts can vary at different schools.
1st Degree/Dan Black Belt - This initial Taekwondo black
belt takes about 3-4 years to earn (after passing all of the
color belt tests and a black belt test).
2nd Degree/Dan Black Belt - Generally 2-3 years to earn.
3rd Degree/Dan Black Belt - Generally 3-4 years to earn.
4th Degree/Dan Black Belt - Generally 4-5 years to earn.
5th Degree/Dan Black Belt - Generally 5-6 years to earn.
6th Degree/Dan Black Belt - Generally 6-7 years to earn.
7th Degree/Dan Black Belt - Generally 7-8 years to earn.
8th Degree/Dan Black Belt - Generally 8-9 years to earn.
9th Degree/9th Dan Black Belt - If you reach this level, you are
a Taekwondo Grand Master. This is generally the highest belt level in the WTF Taekwondo system
awarded to "living" people.