The black belt is a symbol of distinction and the highest achievement in martial arts. The black belt represents not the end, but the beginning, the start of a never-ending journey of discipline, work and the pursuit of an ever higher standard. Having earned and received their black belt, the following individuals are ready to begin their journey.
Black is the opposite of white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. Black also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.