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.