Student Theory

 Student theory is an important part of training. A student must understand why techniques and movements are used and how to execute them properly. We term this as Purpose Of Movement (POM). Learning Korean terminology is also another important aspect of your training if you are to get the full benefit of all those many hours of training!. To help you in your study there is an official A.C.E. student handbook.

Please speak to your instructor of how you can purchase this excellent handbook.



You will also find the grading card useful and this can be found here:

Colour Belt page

Black Belt page

Here is a handy Tul definition sheet why not print it off and cut it out to keep in wallet or purse.

pdf sheet

Belt details

The Belt tied once around the waist signifies:

  • Pursue one goal whatsoever, once it is determined. (ohdoilkwan)
  • Serve one master with unshakable loyalty. (ilpyondanshin)
  • Gain a victory in one blow. (ilkyokpilsung)

Belt sizes

Belts are to be worn as a single wrap and once tied the tips of the belt are level or just above the knee when standing straight. Tags must be attached to the belt with the bottom edge of the tag 3 inches from the end of the belt.

(The tags can be sewn on or attached using Wundaweb or both.)

Belt Colours

The Belt that Spartan Taekwon-Do School uses follows the A.C.E. format for belts which is a single wrap belt, and tags to denote your grade as you progress. The bottom edge of the tag must be 3 inches from the end of the belt, and the appropriate coloured tag is worn on both ends of the belt.

The belt colours have been chosen to represent eastern philosophy. The senior colours blue, red and black denote various levels of Korean hierarchy during the Koguryo and Silla dynasties.

White signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student with no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

Yellow signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

Green signifies the plant’s growth as the Taekwon-Do skill begins to develop.

Blue signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in TaeKwon-Do progresses.

Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

Black is the opposite to white, therefore signifies maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.

Please see this pdf document kindly given to us by Grand Master O’Neill XI Dan which explains the meaning of the writing on the First Grand Masters Rhee Ki Ha Black Belt.