Meaning of the Red Belt
The student has power but has not yet learned control.
Red is also the color of blood, the essential force of life.
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.
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.