Meaning of the Red Belt

Danger

The student has power but has not yet learned control.

Red is also the color of blood, the essential force of life.


Character Words

1st Level Red - Teamwork

Cooperation within a group for the benefit of all group members.

2nd Level Red - Indomitable Spirit

Unconquerable spirit under all circumstances.


Patterns

Hyun Sil

50 moves, left foot returns

Means Actualization. Actualization is to take the first step and enter into the process of the work and reward system. The development of a strong work ethic is the most important element in this philosophy. Even the most average of people can achieve excellence with a positive work habit.

1st Level Red - Hwa Rang

29 moves, right foot returns

Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century.  The 29 movements refer to the 29th infantry division where TaeKwonDo developed into maturity.

2nd Level Red - Choong Moo

30 moves, left foot returns

Choong-Moo is the name given to the great Admiral Yi Sun-Sin of the Yi Dynasty.  He was reputed to have invented the 1st armored battleship (Kobukson) in 1592.  It is said to be the precursor to the present day submarine.  This pattern ends with a left hand attack to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potential.