Meaning of the Blue Belt
Sky and the continued upward attainment
Continued journey reaching upward in growth.
1st Level Blue - Perseverance
Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
2nd Level Blue - Integrity
The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
40 moves, left foot returns
Means Inspiration. With goals firmly in mind, the student must learn to self inspire themselves into action, as they develop a sense of self-worth. Without this, they may never strive for success as they may feel they do not deserve the rewards that accompany achievement.
1st Level Blue - Joong Gun
32 moves, left foot returns
Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese Governor-General of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. The 32 movements represent Ahn Joong-Gun's age when he was executed at Lui-shung prison (1910).
2nd Level Blue - Toi Gye
37 moves, right foot returns
Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th Century), and authority on Neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements refer to his birth place on the 37th latitude. The diagram (+) represents "scholar".