Meaning of the Green Belt
Growth of power
The color of the growing things reaching upward.
1st Level Green - Discipline
The ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses to pursue what one thinks is right.
2nd Level Green - Respect
Differential regard for those more advanced in the study of Taekwondo, its tenets, and those with more life experience.
1st Level Green - Won Hyo
28 movements, right foot returns
Won-Hyo was the noted Monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 A.D.
2nd Level Green - Yul Gok
38 movements, left foot returns
Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yi (1536-1584), nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea". The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38th latitude and the (+) diagram represents scholar.